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WSU Football BIO
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Gerard Wicks
Player Profile:
Gerard Wicks 1573237
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 226
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Poly
Experience: 2 Letters

WSU CAREER

RS-SOPHOMORE (2015): Played in all 13 games, 10 as a starter…led WSU in rushing with 107 carries for 610 yards and three touchdowns…added 38 receptions for 128 yards…ran for a career-high 123 yards, on 13 carries, in win over Colorado, the first Cougar running back to break 100 yards since the 2010 season…had 12 carries for 78 yards against Stanford…opened season with 14 carries for 63 yards…had 20 rushing yards and a score at California…rushed for 34 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown in win at Arizona…also had five carries for 19 yards and a touchdown in win at No. 18 UCLA…caught a career-high eight passes for 33 yards, added 29 yards rushing, in win over Wyoming…at Rutgers, had seven rushes for 43 yards, and five catches for 41 yards, in victory…in overtime win at Oregon, rushed for 64 yards on seven carries and had five receptions for 30 yards.

RS-FRESHMAN (2014): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in nine games…second on team in rushing with 62 carries for 234 yards…led team with four rushing touchdowns…averaged 3.8 yards-per-carry…caught 16 passes for 76 yards…made collegiate debut against Rutgers in Seattle, rushing twice for seven yards and caught two passes for 18 yards…had a season-high 12 carries for 50 yards including a one-yard touchdown in win over Portland State…carried seven times for 36 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards against No. 2 Oregon…rushed 11 times for season-high 56 yards with a long of 24 in win at Utah…matched season-high with 12 carries for 38 yards and rushed for two touchdowns (1,1) against California…had nine carries for 17 yards, a one-yard touchdown run and six receptions against No. 15 Arizona…missed games against USC, at Oregon State and at Arizona State…rushed five times for 22 yards in Apple Cup.

FRESHMAN (2013): Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, Calif....played for coach Raul Lara...as a JUNIOR, named All-CIF and Moore League MVP after rushing for 772 yards and 11 touchdowns...averaged 8.0 yards-per-carry...named All-CIF in track, helped 4x100m relay team to third place at state championships...as a SENIOR, named Pac-5 Division Offensive Player of the Year, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team and Moore League MVP...also named to All-Area Team by Long Beach Telegram after rushing 156 times for 1,596 yards and 20 touchdowns...also named the Division 1 All-State team by MaxPreps...selected to play in South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl, rushed 10 times for 52 yards...selected to play in All-Star All-American Football Game...named to the West Top 150 by Scout.com...one of 10 running backs named to the Western 100 by the Tacoma News Tribune...rated three stars by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com...ranked the No. 51 running back in the country and the No. 77 overall prospect in California by Rivals.com...named one of 15 three-star prospects to watch in 2013...also lettered three years in track and field.

PERSONAL
Parents, Gerald Wicks Sr. and Stacy Young-Wicks...older brothers, Jay and Gerald II...older sister Hadiya and younger sister, Desiree...uncle, Bruce Young played safety at the University of Colorado 1988-89...junior Olympic sprinter in 100 and 200 meters as well as 4x100 meter relay team from 2007-09...plans to pursue degree in criminal justice.

 

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