- Category : 1930-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 2
American football player who played college football at the center position for the SMU Mustangs from 1949 to 1951. He was a consensus first-teamselection on the 1951 College Football All-America Team. He also received All-Southwest Conference honors in both 1950 and 1951.
Hightower was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round (43rd overall pick) of the 1952 NFL Draft, but he did not appear in any regular season games in the National Football League. He was inducted into the Southern Methodist University Hall of Fame in 1982.
Hightower died on 5 December 2007 at Ozona, Texas, while on a hunting trip with friends.