HICKS' WSU CAREER
RS-SENIOR (2009): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 12 of WSU's games at safety...was second on the team and ninth in the Pac-10 in tackles with 81 (50 solo)...four tackles for loss...led the Cougars with three interceptions...also led the team in pass break-ups with 4...hurried the quarterback once, forced two fumbles, and recovered one fumble...had season-high 14 tackles against California...registered 12 tackles each against Notre Dame and Arizona...forced both fumbles and had fumble recovery against Hawaii...awarded WSU's weekly Big Hit Award against California and Oregon State...his interception against Oregon State was given the WSU's weekly Big Play Award...received All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors...finished his career with 220 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, and six interceptions.
RS-JUNIOR (2008): Earned a varsity letter after starting each of WSU's final 10 games...for the season had 78 tackles (46 solo) to go with one tackle-for-loss, two interceptions and five pass break-ups...his tackles total were second on the team...three times named WSU Defensive Player of the Week, following Portland State, Oregon and Oregon State...also received team's Big Hit award after Portland State...had Cougar season-high 14 tackles against Oregon (eight solo)...two other times recorded double-digit tackles: at Stanford (10) and against Washington (10) in the Apple Cup...only TFL on season came in Apple Cup, a three-yard loss...two interceptions came at Oregon State.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2007): Earned a varsity letter after playing in each of the Cougars' 12 games...received his first career start against Arizona State with an injury to Alfonso Jackson and then started both the UCLA and California games with Jackson out once again...received the team's weekly Cougar Claw Special Teams Award following his performances against Idaho and Arizona State...received the team's weekly Cougar Claw Defense Award following performance against Arizona State...also received the team's weekly Hammer Award following performance against UCLA...registered 53 tackles on the season (27 solo), including 2.5 tackles-for-loss...recorded his first career interception against California...also had three pass break-ups...recorded 17 tackles (10 solo) in his first career start against the Sun Devils...also blocked a PAT against Arizona State...had a second double-digit tackle game against California (10), including 2.5 tackles-for-loss.
RS-FRESHMAN (2006): Earned a varsity letter after playing in each of WSU's 12 games...made seven tackles on the season (five solo)...had a season-high four tackles in win over Idaho (three solo)...saw extensive action against Arizona State, making three tackles (two solo)...also had one pass break-up...member of WSU's kickoff return special teams unit.
FRESHMAN (2005): Redshirt season.
HICKS' HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Julian Smilowitz at Fullerton High School...earned letters in four different sports...as a FRESHMAN was named the most valuable player of Fullerton's football and basketball teams...SOPHOMORE season earned first-team all-league and all-state underclass at defensive back...as a JUNIOR earned first-team all-league honors at safety...named second-team All-CIF underclass as a utility player...SENIOR season completed 117-of-203 passes for 1,661 yards and 16 touchdowns...also recorded five interceptions on defense, including three in season-opener against La Mirada...named Freeway League's Most Valuable Player and earned All-Orange County honors on defense from the Orange County Register...Los Angeles Times Orange County All-Region First Team at defensive back...rated the No. 43 safety nationally by Rivals.com...named the CIF Division IX Defensive Player of the Year...named to the all-state team as a utility player.
Xavier Alphonso Hicks, Jr...born in December, 1986...parents Xavier Hicks, Sr., and Marcie Cortez...has two brothers Michael and Randall...nephew of former Washington State running back Kevin Hicks, a Cougar letterwinner in 1993 and 1994...volunteered time to Special Olympics while maintaining a 3.5 prep GPA...earned a Speech and Debate Degree of Merit...comparative ethnic studies major with a human development minor.
DEFENSE G/GS TT PT AT TFL SACKS PI/YDS 2006 12/0 7 5 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 2007 12/3 53 27 26 2.5/-4 0/0 1/0 2008 10/10 78 46 32 1.0/-3 0/0 2/0 CAREER 34/13 138 78 60 3.5/-7 0/0 3/0