2008: A veteran defensive back who was limited to just six games this season due to injury ... earned starts in Cal's first two contests before yielding his safety spot to Brett Johnson ... received the team's Ken Harvey Award for academic commitment and improvement ... had a season-best five tackles against both Washington State and Maryland ... halted a Washington State scoring drive with an interception at the Cal 11 ... played in Cal's first three games, then did not get back into the lineup until the Oregon State contest Nov. 15.
2007: A productive season for the junior, logging 13 games and nine starts at rover ... finished with 40 tackles and four pass breakups ... tallied four tackles against Tennessee ... had six stops, including a tackle for a loss at Oregon ... his tipped pass against Washington State resulted in an interception by Syd'Quan Thompson ... recorded four tackles against USC ... snatched his first interception of the season at Stanford.
2006: Broke into the starting lineup in the fifth game and started the final nine games of the year at free safety ... recorded 58 tackles as well as a pair of interceptions and six pass break-ups (second on the team) ... registered his top game against Oregon, posting eight tackles (six solo) with an interception, a pass break-up and a tackle for loss ... also had eight tackles (three solo) against UCLA ... added five takedowns against Tennessee, Arizona State, Washington State and in the Holiday Bowl victory over Texas A&M.
2005: Saw action in two games, playing on special teams against UCLA and Oregon State ... did not record any statistics ... held out early while recovering from an injury he suffered during his redshirt year.
High School: Ranked among California's Top 100 players by Rivals.com ... recorded 72 tackles, six caused fumbles, four recovered fumbles, three sacks and one interception as a senior ... also listed on PrepStar's All-West team and ranked No. 61 on SuperPrep's All-Far West team ... landed a spot on the Fresno Bee's first team defense all-star team ... helped Edison defense hold opponents to less than 10 points per game for the season ... timed at 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... played high school baseball in 2001 and 2002, and ran track as a junior ... earned academic honor roll status during his final three years at Edison High.
Personal: The son of Bennett and Ellen Hicks ... African-American studies major.
Last Updated: May 1, 2009