Luther Huggins

Luther Huggins

RS Senior

Miami, Fla.

High School:
Jackson HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 190

Wide Receiver


Teams with Tavaris Capers to form one of the speediest sets of wide receivers in the MAC... performed well in his first season as a starter at wide receiver in 2003 ... also a standout on kickoff returns, ranking among the NCAA leaders a year ago ... one of seven returning starters on offense.

Ranked 25th nationally and first in the MAC with an average of 25.1 yards per kickoff return ... fourth on team with 26 receptions for 375 yards and two touchdowns ... starter at wide receiver at Virginia Tech (Aug. 31) ... did not record a catch, but returned five kickoffs for 117 yards (23.4 average) ... had a long return of 31 yards ... career game vs. Florida Atlantic (Sept. 13) ... set personal bests in receptions (7) and receiving yards (92) with a touchdown vs. the Owls ... also returned two kickoffs for 53 yards ... four receptions for a team-best 75 yards at Syracuse (Sept. 20) ... also returned five kickoffs for 83 yards ... was the starter at wide receiver and caught four passes for 38 yards at Kent State (Sept. 27) ... 68-yard kickoff return vs. Buffalo, the second longest kick return of his career ... continued excellent play on special teams with 61-yard kickoff return to start the game at Akron (Oct. 18) ... caught one pass for 16 yards vs. the Zips ... totaled two kickoff returns for 93 yards ... two receptions for 17 yards at West Virginia (Nov. 1) ... returned two kickoffs for 47 yards vs. the Mountaineers.

Huggins competed in all 12 games and averaged 8.6 yards a reception ... 19 receptions for 163 yards two touchdowns ... tallied a season-high three receptions for 33 yards, including a touchdown versus Buffalo ... finished the season ranked fifth among UCF receivers.

Huggins saw action in all 11 games and finished with six receptions for 112 yards and one touchdown ... biggest game against Arkansas when he caught two balls for 65 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown reception, his longest reception of the season ... handled the majority of the kick returns on the year, finishing with 15 returns for 346 yards (23.1 yards per return) ... longest return was an 80-yarder against Akron that he took all the way to the 15-yard line.

Huggins was a late signee after it was determined by his high school that he had enough credits to graduate after his junior year ... played in the first two games before having to redshirt due to injury ... used on special teams as a kick returner and finished the year with six returns for 80 yards ... best game came in the season-opener at Georgia Tech when he had four returns for 57 yards.

High School
Huggins graduated from Miami's Jackson High School in 2000 ... played for coach John Harris ... teammate of fellow UCF receiver Tavaris Capers ... carried the ball 60 times for 785 yards, a phenomenal 13 yards per rush, and scored 12 touchdowns ... also excelled in track, earning All-America honors ... won the 1999 high school national championship in the 200 meters with a time of 20.8 and finished second in the 100-meters with a time of 10.5 seconds.

Huggins is a liberal studies major ... born Jan. 20, 1982, in Miami ... son of Gale Simmons.

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