Born Nov. 16, 1989 ... enrolled in the Faculty of Arts ... played for the Sacramento City College Panthers in 2007 and 2008 before coming to the U of R ... was a Mid-Empire Conference first-team all-star in 2008 with SCC ... was ranked No. 4 among defensive tackles and No. 20 among all junior prospects in the 2009 junior college recruiting class by Rivals.com ... a 2007 graduate of Del Campo HS in Fair Oaks, Calif. ... drafted in the 10th round (48th overall) by the Omaha Nighthawks in the 2011 UFL Draft.
Hicks, a fourth-year defensive end, had a sensational season for the Rams and led the team in tackles - no small feat for a defensive lineman. The 6'5", 300 lb. product of Elk Grove, Calif. ended up with 35 tackles and set a University of Regina single-season record with 6 sacks. Hicks also broke up three passes and forced two fumbles during the conference schedule. Hicks led all players with 10 tackles in the team's Canada West semifinal game at Calgary.
Named a Canada West all-star in his first season with the Rams ... recorded 12 solo tackles and 17 assisted tackles ... had four tackles for loss and one pass knockdown ... forced two fumbles and registered 1 sacks ... had 3 tackles in the team's conference semifinal game at Calgary (Nov. 6).