Played in all 12 games and was used on PAT team...Second on the depth chart at fullback...Receiving weapon out of the backfield in goal line situations...Fourth on the team with three receiving touchdowns.
2012 (Redshirt Junior)
Played in nine games...Recorded two receptions for 13 yards on 11/17 vs. Western Illinois...Caught a one-yard touchdown pass from A.J. Hill for the final score of SIU's 35-0 win over WIU...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
2011 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Played in all 11 games...His first career catch went for a one-yard touchdown at Ole Miss...Blocked for MVFC Newcomer of the Year Jewel Hampton...Served as a lead blocker for seven 200-yard rushing games...Earned the MVFC's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Saw action in the Quincy game.
Redshirted...Named to the conference's academic honor roll.
Played four different positions in his high school career, including running back, kicker, linebacker and defensive end...Three-time Southern Illinois Coaches Association all-South pick...Two-time all-conference as a running back, kicker and linebacker (2007, 2008)...Earned all-conference honors as a defensive end in 2007...Was part of two conference championship teams at AJHS (2006, 2007)...Those teams went undefeated during the regular-season, with the 2006 team advancing to the state semi-finals...Ran for 2,051 yards and 30 touchdowns on 247 carries in his career...Made 69-of-85 PATs...Registered 218 tackles on defense. 2008: Ran for 1,209 yards and 21 touchdowns on 131 carries, averaging 9.2 yards per attempt...Handled kickoffs and was 28-of-39 on PATs...Registered 93 tackles, including 12 for loss...Also forced three fumbles. 2007: Piled up 842 yards and scored nine TDs on 116 carries...Averaged 7.3 yards per carry...Made 41-of-46 PATs, while kicking off 57 times for 3,053 yards (53.6 avg.) and 23 touchbacks...Had 68 tackles and four tackles for loss.
Born Oct. 6, 1990, in Carbondale, Ill...Son of Lisa and Rik Hicks...Has one Sister, Cortni, and one brother, Dustin...Majoring in agricultural systems.