VetMinimum+Incentives Posted July 31, 2011 Share Posted July 31, 2011 AdamSchefterAdam Schefter Arizona is trading RB Tim Hightower to Washington for a conditional late-round pick based on play time, along with DE Vonnie Holliday. ======================= ES Staff Appended Edit: PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 31, 2011 REDSKINS ACQUIRE HIGHTOWER FROM CARDINALS LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have received running back Tim Hightower from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday and an undisclosed draft pick. Hightower (6-0, 222) is entering his fourth NFL season after spending the previous three with Arizona, which drafted him in the fifth round (No. 149 overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has played in 48 career games, including 36 starts, and rushed for 1,733 yards and 23 touchdowns on 439 carries. Hightower has also made 118 receptions for 801 yards. Last season, Hightower played in 16 games, including 13 starts, and led the Cardinals in rushing with 736 yards on 153 attempts (4.8 avg.). He also topped the team with five rushing touchdowns to give him 23 over the last three years, tied for the 10th-most in the NFL over that span. In 2009, Hightower rushed 143 times for 598 yards (4.2 avg.) and eight touchdowns. That followed a rookie campaign in which he appeared in all 16 regular season games and led the Cardinals with 10 rushing touchdowns, tied for eighth in the NFL. The 25-year-old Hightower was born May 23, 1986, in Alexandria, Va. He later attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria and the University of Richmond. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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