About Tim Hightower
Tim Hightower graduated from Episcopal High School in 2004. He started on the football team as running back and served as captain his senior year. As a senior, he was named the city’s Athlete of the Year for Football. In addition to football, he played guard on the basketball team and ran track. Tim was inducted into the Episcopal hall of fame in 2017.
After Episcopal, Mr. Hightower went on to have a stellar career at the University of Richmond, where he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
He has enjoyed a 7-year career in the NFL, playing for the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. He scored the winning touchdown in the 2008 NFC Championship Game, sending his team at the time, the Cardinals, to Super Bowl XLIII (43) where they faced the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Four years into a promising NFL career, Tim faced a serious knee injury that ended up sidelining him for three seasons as he fought ongoing infection post-surgery. What could have been seen as a career-ending situation instead fueled Tim to fight even harder to return to the sport he loved.Tim made it back into the NFL where he proved himself not only to be a valuable asset on the field, but also a true leader in the locker room. Today, Tim credits the loving support from his family, his faith, and commitment to living a holistic lifestyle to his continued success as a professional athlete, father, husband and businessman. Off the field, he has taken his story of overcoming adversity to schools, organizations and children’s sports teams. Tim Hightower’s goal is to help young people discover a sense of purpose and develop the skills they need to be leaders of tomorrow. Tim currently lives in Richmond, Va with his wife Rikki and two sons Sir Lennox(5) and Prince Ezra(2).