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Eddie Hicks
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Eddie Hicks

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Clarksdale, Miss.

High School:
Clarksdale HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 186

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
03/24/1987

Experience:
3vl

11/07/2006

Football vs Memphis

Football vs Memphis

A preseason C-USA selection by the league's coaches, as well as Sporting News and Athlon's ... Earned second team nod from Lindy's and third team accolade from Phil Steele ... 2008 New Orleans Bowl: Registered three tackles, two solo, to go along with one tackle for a loss of two yards and a pass breakup ... 2008 (r-Jr.): A second-team All-Conference USA performer as selected by the league's coaches ... Started all 13 games ... Tallied 64 tackles on the season, including 41 unassisted, which was fourth on the team ... Had teamhigh tying four interceptions on the season, with one each against Louisiana Lafayette (8/30), UAB (11/1), UCF (11/8) and at SMU (11/29) ... Has more interceptions than any other current Golden Eagle with eight in his career ... Credited for one quarterback hurry and three pass break ups ... Had a career best 13 tackles at Auburn ... Added 10 tackles at Arkansas State (9/13) ... Recorded five or more tackles six times during year ... Tallied 2.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 versus Auburn and one versus Marshall (9/20) ...2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl: Tallied five solo tackles and had a pass break-up... 2007 (r-So.): Started in all 13 games ... Finished the year with 84 total tackles, including 56 solo and 28 assists, which ranked No. 25 in Conference USA ... Tallied a career-best 12 tackles at Tennessee (9/8), earning the coaches special teams player of the week award ... Added 10 stops (six solos) at Boise State (9/27) ... Had seven games where he tallied seven or more tackles ... Posted nine stops against East Carolina (9/15) and SMU (10/13), and eight versus Marshall (10/21) and UCF (10/28) ... Tallied three interceptions, including one against UT-Martin (9/1), East Carolina and Marshall ... Voted coaches weekly award for defense against East Carolina ... Broke up a pair of passes against both Rice (10/3) and Memphis (11/10) ... Registered 1.5 tackles for loss against SMU ... Forced a fumble against Memphis ... 2006 (r-Fr.): Named to the 2006 Coaches and Media All-Freshman teams ... Named the co-defensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff following his performance against East Carolina (10/28) ... Used extensively on special teams ... Set the school record with his 87-yard interception return for a touchdown against East Carolina (10/28) ... Played in all 14 games, including starts against East Carolina and Memphis(11/5) ... Added depth in the secondary and was the nickel back ... Participated in 360 total snaps, including 173 on defense and 187 on special teams ... Recorded 26 total tackles, including 18 unassisted, 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception and one pass breakup ... Finished with a season-high seven tackles against Southeastern Louisiana (9/9) ... Recorded an interception against East Carolina which he returned for 87 yards and a touchdown ... Finished with five tackles against East Carolina and Memphis ... 2005 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Jim Hughes at Clarksdale HS ... Finished senior season with 65 total tackles (30 solos, 35 assists) and five interceptions ... Also caught 22 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns ... Had a combined four kickoff/punt return touchdowns ... Helped Clarksdale HS to a 11-4 runner-up finish in the state 4-A championship game ... Had 25 total tackles and two interceptions as a junior ... Helped Clarksdale HS advance to the second round of the playoffs as a junior and sophomore ... All-division first-team ... Clarion Ledger 2004 All-State Second-Team defense ... Clarksdale Press Register First-Team ... Clarion Ledger Top-40 ... Held the highest GPA on the football team ... Lettered one year in track ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by TheInsiders.com ...

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