Taylor Hightower

Taylor  Hightower


Cartersville, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215





Rebels Look To Veterans, New Faces In 2012 Campaign

Ole Miss Looks For Returning Players, Third Ranked Class To Meld In 2012


Red Team Claims Red-Blue World Series With 7-1 Win

Hively Pitches Four Scoreless In Red Win Over Blue


Three Home Runs Help Red Team To 10-4 Win Over Blue

Kirksey, Mistone, Snyder All Homer In Red-Blue Series Win

2011: Played in 23 games, making the start in 21 of them ... Made all 21 starts at catcher ... Hit .275 with five doubles and a triple ... Tallied 11 RBI and scored 13 runs ... Went 2-for-4 in steal attempts ... Posted four multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games ... Had three games with two hits and one game with four hits ... Posted a season-long hit streak of six games (3/2 - 3/26) ... Posted a season-high three RBI performance against Austin Peay (3/2) to kick off the hit streak ... Turned in his best offensive performance against Georgia (4/10), going 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the 12-7 series ending win ...

Appeared in 48 games, starting 44 of those games ... Hit .285 with 17 RBI and 24 runs scored ... Went 5-for-7 in steal attempts ... Posted a season-long hit streak of 10 games (4/24 - 5/9) ... Two of his best hitting performance came in that streak ... Went 4-for-5 with a run scored and a double against Murray State (4/27) ... The four hits was a career-high ... Went 3-for-5 with a run scored at Mississippi State (5/1) to help the Rebels clinch the series ... Posted 11 multiple-hit games ... Tallied three multiple-RBI games ... Recorded at least three hits five times on the season ... Scored the game-winning run to clinch a series sweep against No. 5 LSU (4/25) ... Sparked the rally with a lead-off single in the ninth inning of that game against the Tigers ...

2009: Played in 14 games, drawing the start in two as he backed up senior catchers Brett Basham and Kyle Henson ... Hit .476 with a double, two RBI and five runs scored ... Tallied a .500 on base percentage and a .524 slugging percentage ... His two starts came against Austin Peay and Jackson State ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Austin Peay (3/11) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored against Jackson State (3/31) ... Turned in one of his best offensive performances against No. 16 TCU (2/28) as he went 2-for-2 with a run sored and a double ... Posted multiple-hit games against No. 16 TCU and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4/29) ... Saw his last action of the season at No. 16 Arkansas (5/16) to help the Rebels to the sweep ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner under Stuart Chester at Cartersville High School ... Three-time All-State selection ... Named 2007 AFLAC All-American, Rawlings Second Team All-America selection and a Baseball America Third Team All-America selection ... Selected to the 2008 Perfect Game National and the East Coast Pro Showcase Tournament of Stars ... Helped lead Cartersville to the 2008 Class 3A State Championship ... Helped lead Cartersville to four-straight Regional Championships (2005, 06, 07, 08) ... Named 2008 Bartow County Player of the Year ... Hit .420 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI his senior season ... Also picked off 10 runners ...

MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Earl and Lydia Hightower ... Born: September 8, 1989 ... Honor graduate from high school and posted the highest GPA on the varsity baseball squad in 2005 and 2006 ... Has a brother, Matt, and two sisters Sarah and Anna ... Older brother, Matt, played baseball for Western Kentucky.


    • Seniors Shine, Records Broken in Magnolia Bowl

      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsAfter a bounce that didn't go their way against Arkansas, the Rebels knew tonight was a must-win situation. No. 22 Ole Miss knocked off rival No. 15 LSU 38-17 in a top-25 matchup... read more

    • Drama Rules The Day at Vaught-Hemingway

      Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Football

      By Brandon Lee, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsDrama in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,680 between the No. 18 Rebels and Arkansas? It was that and a whole lot more in a back-and-forth Saturday night knockdown, drag-out SEC West... read more

    • Rebels Dominate In Prime-Time Spotlight

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsIt wasn't pretty, but the Rebels got the job done. No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M combined for seven turnovers, but a dominant defense and a balanced offense led to... read more

    • Midseason Checkpoint: Rebels Control Their Own Destiny

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

      It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Ole Miss football team continued through the motions of fall camp, and we all were just ready for the season to finally begin. Fast forward with a little Talladega up-tempo... read more

    • Rebels Bounce Back at Home

      Saturday, October 10, 2015 -

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsOle Miss raced past another non-conference opponent at home this week. The Rebels returned to their usual form after a conference loss at Florida last week, racking up 665 yards of total offense,... read more

    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

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    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more




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