Ron Higgins

Ron HigginsRon Higgins is a native of Baton Rouge, La., an LSU Class of ’79 graduate and son of former LSU sports information director Carl “Ace” Higgins. Ron started writing for a daily newspaper, The Advocate in Baton Rouge, without a byline when he was 8 years old and with a byline when he was 12 years old. He played college basketball at Angelina Jr. College until he wrecked his knee. Since graduating from college, he has worked at Tiger Rag in Baton Rouge, the Shreveport (La.) Times, the Shreveport (La.) Journal, the Advocate in Baton Rouge, the Mobile (Ala.) Register and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, where he has been most of the last 25 years. He has won more than 125 national, regional and state writing awards in his 30-year career writing, such the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Writer of the Year six times (including the last five consecutive years). He has also contributed to Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and He is the immediate past president of The Football Writers Association of America. His favorite sport is college football, though he has covered every sport imaginable and every big event possible including Super Bowls, Final Fours, BCS national championship games, NBA Finals and three Olympics. He is married to the former Paige Blanchard of Baton Rouge, and has two sons, Carl (27) who played football at Southeastern Louisiiana University and who now serves in the military, and Jack (15).

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