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2002 Football Roster


Dwone Hicks

Class: Sr.
Position: RB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 224 pounds
Previous School: Lee
Hometown: Huntsville, AL

In the Record Book: Owns the single-game record in rushing yards (311), touchdowns (6), and points scored (36) ... Holds single-season marks in rushing touchdowns (20), points scored (148), and total touchdowns scored (24) ... Is the career record holder in points (292) and total TDs scored (48).

Noteworthy: 2002 Heisman Trophy, All-America, and Doak Walker Award Candidate ... Announced in early January 2002 he would play his senior year at MT and would not enter the 2002 NFL draft ... Blue Raiders are 10-0 all-time when Hicks rushes 18 or more times in a game.

2001: Finished second nationally in scoring, 25th in rushing, and 31st in all-purpose yards ... Started 10 of 11 games ... Enjoyed four 100-yard rushing games and rushed for three or more touchdowns four times ... Played sparingly against North Texas, Ole Miss, and New Mexico State due to a hamstring injury ... Won the Sun Belt Conference rushing title with 1,143 yards and also brought home the league scoring title (148 points) ... Tallied a season-high 203 yards rushing in a win over Vanderbilt to go along with four rushing touchdowns ... Hauled in a career-best five receptions for 74 yards in a win over Troy State ... Racked up 169 yards on 22 carries to go along with three touchdowns against Idaho ... Against SEC champion LSU, Hicks rushed 16 times for 117 yards and followed that with a 156-yard, four-touchdown effort versus Connecticut ... Showcased his receiving ability by recording 18 catches (one shy of season best) for a personal-high 230 yards and four touchdowns ... HONORS: Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... First Team All-Sun Belt ... Named SBC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3 ... Tabbed USA Today.com SBC Player of the Week on Sept. 1, Sept. 22, and Nov. 17 ... Featured in Sept. 24 issue of Sports Illustrated as a dark horse for the Heisman Trophy.

2000: Started nine games and played in all 11 ... Ended the year as the nation's third leading scorer (11.45 per game) and 15th leading rusher (116.09 per game) ... His 126 points scored was a new school record ... Rushed for 1,277 yards (12th player at MT to top 1,000-yard mark), which was the third best single-season total in school history and the most ever by a sophomore ... His 6.9-yard average was the second best mark in Blue Raider history ... Topped the 100-yard rushing mark eight times, which equalled the second most in a single-season at MT (record is 10 by Vince Hall) ... In a home win against Louisiana Tech, Hicks unloaded with a single-game record 311 rushing yards on a career-high 32 carries and six touchdowns ... That effort was the second best in the NCAA during the 2000 campaign ... Rang up 134 yards rushing at Illinois (Big Ten), 116 at Mississippi State (SEC) and 117 on the road against Maryland (ACC) ... Second-best effort of the year was a 184-yard, four-touchdown day against Connecticut ... Had two runs of 70 or more yards (70 vs Maryland, 79 vs Louisiana Tech) and four over 50 yards ... Collected 20 or more carries in a game four times ... Was fifth on the team in receptions with a personal-best 19 catches for 181 yards ... Equalled his career-high with four grabs against UAB and South Florida ... Had a personal-best 28-yard reception versus the Bulls for a career-high yardage total of 59 ... Averaged 104.8 yards rushing on the road and 129.6 yards at home ... Had three or more rushing touchdowns in a game three times ... Hicks' 1,458 all-purpose yards ranked as the sixth most in school history ... HONORS: Named Independent Offensive Player of the Year by College Football News ... First team all-Independent by CFN ... Was also tabbed first team all-Independent by Football News ... Was selected for ESPN's Hidden Video segment following his 311-yard rushing effort against Louisiana Tech ... Earned CFN all-Independent Offensive Player of the Week honors three times ... Voted the team's skill player of the week following the Illinois and Louisiana Tech games.

1999: Played in all 11 games, including two as a starter (Troy State, Louisiana Tech) ... Also played on special teams ... Rushed 39 times for 182 yards and three touchdowns on the season, while hauling in five receptions for 18 yards ... Registered a career best (at the time) 104 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns against UT Martin ... Had 38 rushing yards in the win over East Tennessee to go along with a personal-best four catches for 20 yards.

High School: Was voted the 6A Alabama State Player of the Year in 1998 ... Also earned all-state honors in 1998 ... Rushed for 2,226 yards and 21 touchdowns for Lee HS ... Received a rating of 3 out of 5 by recruiting analyst Forrest Davis ... Was listed as a 9.25 out of 10 by analyst Jeff Whitaker ... Hicks' high school coach, Don Thomas, is a former all-American linebacker at MT.

Personal: Parents: Tommy and Gloria Hicks ... Born: 4/25/81 ... Major: Physical Education.

Statistics
Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD
1999 39 182 4.7 12 3 2000 186 1277 6.9 79 19 2001 191 1143 6.0 62 20 Total 416 2602 6.3 79 42

Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD
1999 5 18 3.6 13 0 2000 19 181 9.5 28 2 2001 18 230 12.8 55 4 Total 42 429 10.2 55 6



2001 Game-by-Game Stats
2002 Game-by-Game Stats