Nobody in the NFL has done this better than these two former Tigers over the past few seasons.
Clemson has been well represented in the league at wide receiver, and a pair of “Wide Receiver U” products in Tee Higgins and Mike Williams have become two of the NFL’s top playmakers at their position, making highlight-reel catches seemingly every week.
But just how good have the two physically gifted Clemson pros been in recent seasons? Per Pro Football Focus, they’re the best in the business when it comes to bringing in the football in contested-catch situations.
According to PFF, Higgins and Williams lead the NFL in contested catches since 2020, with Higgins hauling in 97 such receptions and Williams with just one less than that at 96 contested grabs.
It’s an impressive statistic for Higgins and Williams, who have combined for a whopping 5,825 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns since the 2020 season.
In three NFL seasons since being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Higgins has caught 215 passes for 3,028 yards and 19 touchdowns. Williams, meanwhile, has amassed 290 receptions for 4,557 yards and 30 touchdowns since being taken by the Los Angeles Chargers in the first round of the 2017 draft.
Most contested catches since 2020:
🥇Tee Higgins – 97
🥈Mike Williams – 96 pic.twitter.com/aWBnqxRrW2
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) January 30, 2023
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