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27 - Martin Hicks
Martin Hicks
Born: 08/20/1982
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oxford, NC
High School: J.F. Webb
Position: Running Back
#27 Martin Hicks
Running Back
5'9"/180
Oxford, NC
J.F. Webb H.S.

Career: Finishes his WSSU football career eighth in career rushing attempts with 480...Finishes career third on the WSSU all-time rushing chart behind NFL All-Pros Richard Huntley and Timmy Newsome with 3,386 yards...Finishes career with WSSU's all-time mark in yards per carry of 7.05 ypc, better than Richard Huntley's 6.85 ypc...Ranks third all-time in scoring at WSSU with 262 points scored...Turned in the fourth and fifth best single-season rushing touchdowns mark with 15 and 14 in 2004 and 2005 respectively...Tied Arrington Jones, III for the 8th best scoring season in WSSU history with 86 points in 2005...Tied for third in single season touchdowns scored with 16, a mark he set in 2004...Led the Rams in rushing yardage in 2003, 2004 and 2005...Led the Rams in scoring in 2003 and 2005...Holds the WSSU all-time record for longest kick return as he took the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown versus North Carolina Central in 2002, a game in which he also had a 51-yard punt return for a touchdown...Led the Rams in kick return yardage his rookie season at WSSU with 28.9 yards per kick return.

2005: Named Pre-Season All-CIAA First-Team...Is a legitimate All-America candidate...Appeared in, and started, all ten games for the Rams en route to leading the Rams in rushing for the third consecutive season...Tallied 989 net yards of rushing offense on 147 carries for an average of 6.7 yards per carry...Placed fourth in the CIAA in rushing for the first time in three seasons as he led the CIAA in rushing in 2003 and 2004...Turned in an average of 98.9 yards per game in rushing offense...Named the CIAA Offensive Player of the Year...Accumulated 922 of his 989 yards of rushing offense in only seven games as he tallied only 67 yards of offense in the first three games of 2005...Led the CIAA in scoring with 86 points on 14 touchdowns and a successful two-point conversion for an average of 8.6 points per game...Named CIAA Offensive Back of the Week Twice...A unanimous First-Team All-CIAA selection for the third consecutive year despite sharing carries and a backfield with All-CIAA Second Team selection Jed Bines...Recorded a career-high 218 yards of rushing offense and recorded a pair of TD's in the first half of play versus Livingstone College on October 8, 2005.

2004: Appeared in, and started, all ten games for the Rams en route to a team-high, and CIAA-leading 1,148 yards on 168 carries for an average of 6.8 yards per carry...Averaged 114.8 yards per game rushing, good enough to lead the CIAA in rushing for the second consecutive season...Scored nine touchdowns, placing fourth in the CIAA in scoring...Led the CIAA in all-purpose yards for the second consecutive season with 121.1 yards per game...Caught two passes on the season for a total of seven yards for an average of 3.5 yards per catch...Returned three kicks for 56 total yards for an average of 18.7 yards per return...Tallied seven 100-yard games including two games with at least 170 yards rushing (versus Fayetteville State and North Carolina Central)...Scored at least one rushing touchdown in 60% of the Rams' ten games...Turned in his best performance of the season on October 16th, 2004 with 174 yards and two touchdowns versus North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC...Named Second-Team All-CIAA behind teammate Jed Bines...Named a Coca-Cola Black College All-American for the second consecutive season...Already places seventh in WSSU history in rushing yardage with 2,397 yards over three seasons of work...Places seventh in WSSU history in touchdowns with 27 and sixth with 176 points scored...Named the CIAA's Offensive Player of the Week twice...Named WSSU's Offensive MVP.

2003: Appeared in all 10 games while starting five...Led the Rams, and the CIAA in rushing with 1018 yards...Gained 1018 yards on 151 attempts for an average of 6.7 yards per carry...Scored a team-high 16 touchdowns on the season...Led the CIAA in scoring with 96 points (15 rushing TD, 1 receiving TD)...Averaged a team-high and led the CIAA in rushing yardage per game with 101.8 yards per game...Caught five passes for 84 yards and one touchdown en route to an average of 16.8 yards per catch...Named First-Team All-CIAA at running back...Broke the 100-yard mark in five games in 2003 (vs. Carson-Newman, West Virginia Tech., North Carolina Central, Johnson C. Smith, and Saint Augustine's)...Turned in his best performance of the season versus North Carolina Central in WSSU's nationally-televised (BET) 47-0 victory as he tallied 204 yards and two touchdowns on October 25th, 2003...Scored four touchdowns versus West Virginia Tech on September 20th, 2003...Scored three touchdowns in a game twice (vs. Johnson C. Smith on November 1st and vs. Saint Augustine's on November 8th)...Recorded a season-high 77 yards receiving after tallying three catches versus Fayetteville State en route to his longest reception of the season, a 49-yard touchdown on October 11th, 2003...Named CIAA Offensive Back of the Week three times...Returned seven kicks on the season for 170 yards for an average of 24.3 yards per return...Tallied a long return of 48 yards versus West Virginia Tech on September 20th, 2003...Placed second on the team in total offense per game with 101.8 yards per game...Ranked 17th in the nation (NCAA) in scoring with a 9.6 points per game average...Named to Don Hansen's All-South Region First-Team at running back.

2002: Appeared in all ten games on the season, starting one...Carried the ball 14 times and tallied 147 yards on the season for a team-high average of 9.9 yards per carry...Scored one touchdown on the season, a 75-yarder versus Livingstone College on October 12th, 2002...Turned in a season average of 15.3 yards receiving per game...Led the Rams in kick returns with 433 yards on 15 returns, turning in a 28.9 yards per return average...Turned in a 97 kicked yard return and scored a touchdown versus North Carolina Central on November 2nd, 2002...Placed fourth on the team in total offense with 571 yards on the season for an average of 63.4 yards per game...Named First-Team All-CIAA as a kick returner...Named Specialty Teams Player of the Week once.

2001: Redshirted and was not on the Rams active roster, though he practiced with the team.

Personal: A native of Oxford, NC, Hicks is a 2001 graduate of J.F. Webb High School in Oxford, NC...The son of Crawford and Joan Hicks...Born on August 20th, 1982 in Oxford, NC...A Therapeutic Recreation major at WSSU.

Hick's Statistics:

YearG/GSCarYdsAvgTDLongRec.YdsLongTD 200510/101479896.714652250 200410/101681,1486.89572770 200310/51511,0626.715635174321 200210/1141879.92750000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total40/264803,3867.0540759183321