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#17 Steven Hicks
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Tyler, Texas
High School: Whitehouse
Experience: Redshirt

AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.-RS)-Enters the fall listed fourth at right cornerback.  He had three solo tackles in the three main spring scrimmages.

2008 (Fr.)-Redshirted; he practiced in the secondary and was on the scout team the entire fall.

HIGH SCHOOL-He earned All-Midlands Region honors from PrepStar and All-Southwest Region honors from SuperPrep as a senior; the latter ranked him as the No. 82 overall player in the state of Texas.  Rivals.com slotted him as the No. 100 player in the state and the No. 47-rated defensive back nationally, while Scout.com ranked him 92nd in the state and the 53rd-ranked safety in the country.  He also garnered first-team All-State, All-District and All-Smoaky (Eastern Texas).  Serving as team captain and playing safety, he recorded 70 tackles (47 solo), including nine tackles for a loss with two quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles, two recoveries, three interceptions and 15 passes broken up.  Playing some running back on offense, he rushed for 281 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.  As a junior, when he was first-team Super Team, All-District and All-Smoaky and second-team all-state, in addition to being named Whitehouse's Newcomer of the Year, he had 48 tackles, including seven for losses, two forced fumbles, two recoveries, five interceptions, 10 passes broken up and a blocked kick.  At running back, he had six carries for 160 yards and a touchdown.  His top game as a senior came in a 56-3 win over Jacksonville, as he contributed 12 tackles, three passes broken up and a forced fumble.  As a junior, he had eight tackles and two interceptions, returning one 98 yards for a touchdown, in a 31-28 win over Forney.  A two-year letterman, under coach Randy McFarlin, Whitehouse was 11-2 his senior season, advancing to the third round of the state playoffs, and was also 11-2 his junior year, losing in the second round of the playoffs. He also lettered twice in soccer, as a freshman and sophomore; as a frosh, he was named the Newcomer of the Year, District MVP, first-team All-State and first-team All-Conference.  

ACADEMICS-He is undecided on his major but is interested in Integrated Business Marketing at Colorado.  He maintained a 3.0 grade point as a prep and was selected to Who's Who Among American High School Students for excelling in academics, extra-curricular activities and community service.

PERSONAL-Born May 9, 1990 in Tyler, Texas.  Hobbies include listening to music, soccer, shopping and studying finer automobiles like the Ferrari and Lamborghini.  Very active in his community, he has worked with the Salvation Army, distributing food to the underprivileged on Thanksgiving, helped clean up neighborhoods and spends time with local kids and was a counselor at the YMCA.  A cousin (Nic Redwine) played fullback at the University of Texas.  First name is Robert, goes by his given middle name.

 

 

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