2012: Played in 12 of Ohio's 13 games ... Ended the season with 29 tackles (10 solo), eight tackles for loss (30 yards), two sacks (11 yards), and four pass breakups ... Started on Ohio's defensive line during the Bobcats' 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1 ... Credited with one pass breakup at Penn State ... Made two assisted tackles (one for loss) during Ohio's win over New Mexico State ... Batted down one pass against NMSU ... Made three tackles (one solo) in the win at Marshall ... Credited with two pass breakups at Marshall ... Made three tackles (all assisted) and broke up one pass in the win over Norfolk State ... Registered one half tackle for loss against the Spartans ... Made four tackles including one sack for a loss of three yards in the win at UMass ... Made 3.5 tackles for a combined loss of 11 yards against the Minutemen ... Recorded two tackles in the win over Buffalo ... Made four tackles (0.5 for loss) and broke up one pass during Ohio's win over Akron ... Made two tackles--including 0.5 for a loss of two yards--in Ohio's loss at Miami ... Made two tackles--including a sack for a loss of eight yards--in Ohio's win over Eastern Michigan ... Made three tackles, including one for a loss of eight yards, during Ohio's game against Bowling Green ... Recorded one tackle during Ohio's game at Ball State ... Made three tackles (one solo) during Ohio's Independence Bowl win over Louisiana-Monroe.
2011: Played in 11 games and made seven starts ... Suffered an injury in week five of the season, but battled back to finish the year by making starts in three of the last four games, including the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ... Finished the year with single season career-highs of 32 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss ... Started the season off strong as he tallied a team-bests of 25 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss over the first four games of the season ... Tallied a season-high nine tackles in the home-opener against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) ... Posted six tackles and a tackle for loss at Rutgers (Sept. 24) ... Recorded five tackles in the MAC Championship game against Northern Illinois.
2010: Finished the season with 17 tackles, 8 solo, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry ... Totaled three tackles in three games; against Buffalo on Nov. 4, one solo, at Miami on Oct. 23, one solo and against Wofford on Sept. 4 ... Posted two tackles, one solo, and one tackle for loss against Louisiana on Oct. 30 ... Recorded one solo tackle against Toledo on Sept. 11, at Marshall on Sept. 25, at Temple on Nov. 16, at Kent State on Nov. 26 and against the Troy Trojans on Dec. 18 ... Had one tackle against BGSU on Oct. 9 ... Recorded one quarterback hurry at Eastern Michigan on Oct. 2.
2009: Played in all 14 games, racking up 24 tackles, with three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Had a season-high seven stops in the win over Cal Poly and a touchdown-saving forced fumble in the victory at Akron.
Prior to Ohio: Named Second-Team All-Conference, Mid-Penn defensive end ... Claimed Altoona Mirror, First-Team Blair County and All-Region All-Star honors ... Top 10 javelin thrower in Pennsylvania, earning All-Conference honors as well ... Won the 2008 Nike Open national meet javelin throw ... Registered 78 tackles as a senior in nine games, with 10 sacks and a blocked field goal ... Lettered in track/field three years and football two ... Was a state champion in 2008 in track and field ... 2008 All-American in track and field ... High school teammate of Bobcats Tyler Futrell and Alphonso Lewis.
Personal: Majoring in Health Services Administration ... Is the son of Melissa Hicks ... Born June 22, 1990 ... Has one brother, Nathan and one sister, Anika ... Enjoys fishing, boxing and Tae Kwan Do.