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 touchdown (19) and points scored (126).
Noteworthy: 2001 DOAK WALKER AWARD CANDIDATE ... Preseason honorable mention all-American by NationalChamps.net ... A front runner for Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year honors ... Preseason first team all-Sun Belt by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Named to CollegeFootballNews.com's "Ten Players You Have To See" list for 2001 ... Needs 301 yards rushing to break into the school's top ten career list ... Has 22 rushing touchdowns, which ranks ninth all-time ... Owns nine 100-yard rushing games ... "No one will ever out-work Dwone Hicks," said Andy McCollum. "He has the attitude you look for in a player."
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 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 Middle Tennessee.
Personal: Parents: Tommy and Gloria Hicks ... Born: 4/25/81 ... Major: Physical Education.