We're adding another tally to our win column! For those who don't know, CoachUp's football + fitness coach Tim Hightower is an NFL player once again! Coach Hightower tore his ACL in 2011 and has been has been working on a comeback ever since. With Mark Ingram's injury leaving the New Orleans Saints in need of a running back, Hightower got the call last month and definitively left his mark in Sunday's game.
Hightower, who got a total of 12 carries over two games against the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins before this week, took full control of the Saints' backfield and anchored them throughout the day. By the end of the Saints' 24-17 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hightower had tallied 28 carries, 85 yards, and his first touchdown in four years! Since Hightower joined our platform in 2013, he's been a fantastic coach for us -- so it makes us very happy to see our friend reach his goals, make it to the NFL, and live his dreams.
For more information and articles about Coach Hightower, check out any of these awesome, excellent, and inspiring links. Additionally, courtesy of the New Orleans Saints' website, you can watch his three-yard touchdown right over here! Once again, we're so ecstatic about the return to his sport's biggest stage. At 5-8, the Saints still have an opportunity to reach the NFC Playoffs, they just need to win their final three games to have a chance. If that's going to happen, something tells us that Coach Hightower will be right in the thick of the action.
Tim's determination and focus on his goals make this an even more triumphant victory -- so, from all your friends at CoachUp, congratulations!
(Photo Credit to Evan Vucci and AP Images, thank you!)