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Darian Hicks
Darian  Hicks

Hometown:
Solon, Ohio

High School:
Solon

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 184

Position:
CB

Experience:
4L


11/29/2016

Riley Bullough, Malik McDowell Earn All-Big Ten Honors on Defense

McDowell named to second team, Bullough named to third team.

10/29/2016

Post-Game Quotes: Michigan

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and players discuss the MSU-UM game.

08/08/2016

Football Media Day: Defense & Special Teams

08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

03/30/2016

Grinz on Green: Spartan Secondary Eager to Return to ‘No Fly Zone’

Following a season full of injuries in 2015, the Spartans return 12 letterwinners to the defensive backfield with plenty of game experience.

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/14/2014

Players preview playing at Indiana

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

12/29/2013

Michigan State Media Day

11/21/2015

No. 9 Michigan State 17, No. 3 Ohio State 14

Check out the photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against Ohio State.

08/29/2014

Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State

Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State

Bio (PDF) | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner finished his career with 93 tackles, four interceptions and 14 pass break-ups in 48 career games, including 26 starts . . . member of two Big Ten Championship teams (2013, 2015).

2016 SEASON (SENIOR): Tied for eighth in the Big Ten in passes defended (10; 1.0 pg) . . . recorded a career-high eight pass-break ups, which led the team . . . tied his career best with two interceptions . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . started all 10 games played at cornerback; started first four games at cornerback before missing the BYU and Northwestern games with an injury . . . returned to starting lineup at Maryland and started vs. Michigan, Illinois, Rutgers, Ohio State and Penn State . . . tied for fourth in the Spartan secondary with 30 tackles . . . tallied three tackles against No. 2 Ohio State . . . tallied four tackles vs. Rutgers . . . notched a pair of tackles and matched that with two pass break-ups at Illinois . . . snared an interception vs. No. 2 Michigan and returned it 42 yards; added three tackles against the Wolverines . . . logged three tackles at Maryland . . . notched three tackles and one pass break-up at Indiana . . . led the defense with 33 production points vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, snaring first interception of season to go with six tackles, including one for loss . . . tallied three tackles at No. 18 Notre Dame . . . registered two tackles and a career-high three pass break-ups in Furman game . . . his 16 production points against the Paladins were the most by a defensive back and tied for second most on the team.

2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Produced a career-best 33 tackles and three pass break-ups in 11 games of action, including six starts (Purdue, Rutgers, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, Alabama) . . . had three stops in the College Football Playoff Semifinal vs. No. 2 Alabama . . . recorded a career-high nine tackles and was named Spartan Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State in the regular-season finale . . . returned to the starting lineup in Week 11 at Ohio State . . . returned to action vs. Maryland in Week 10 for the first time since Week 6 at Rutgers and recorded four tackles and a pass break-up against the Terrapins . . . missed three games due to injury (Michigan, Indiana, Nebraska) . . . suffered an injury at Rutgers in Week 6 and had to leave the game . . . played in a reserve role the first four games before returning to the starting lineup in Week 5 vs. Purdue; tallied four tackles and had a pass break-up against the Boilermakers . . . was limited during preseason camp and the first portion of the season due to mononucleosis.

2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games . . . started the first 10 games at field corner . . . collected 28 tackles (19 solos, 9 assists) . . . had two interceptions and three pass break-ups . . . posted two stops in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic vs. No. 5 Baylor . . . had two tackles and picked off a pass to end the first half at Maryland . . . collected eight tackles vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . recorded a career-best two pass break-ups in the win over Michigan . . . had two tackles at Indiana, including a 3-yard loss . . . collected four tackles at Purdue . . . posted two stops in win over No. 19 Nebraska . . . tallied three tackles at No. 3 Oregon . . . recorded an interception, pass break-up and one tackle in his first career start vs. Jacksonville State in the season opener.

2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded tackles against Michigan and Minnesota.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 68), ESPN.com (No. 71) and Scout.com (No. 74) . . . rated among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 117) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . listed among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No 48) and ESPN.com (No. 54) . . . three-year starter for Coach Jim McQuaide at Solon (Ohio) High School . . . helped the Comets to a combined record of 27-8 (.771) . . . two-time first-team All-Northeast Ohio Conference selection (2011-12) . . . had 33 receptions for 542 yards (16.4 avg.) and eight touchdowns as a senior . . . returned 11 kickoffs for 219 yards (19.9 avg.) in 2012 . . . also returned 12 punts for 200 yards (16.7 avg.) and one score as a senior . . . recorded 15 tackles (9 solos, 6 assists) and a team-leading four interceptions in 2012 . . . caught a career-best eight passes for 82 yards and intercepted two passes vs. Brunswick . . . had six receptions for 109 yards and two TDs (32 and 34 yards) and his 40-yard punt return set up another score vs. Twinsburg . . . scored on a 78-yard punt return vs. Buchtel . . . had six catches for a career-best 120 yards and two TDs (38 and 46 yards) in the 2012 season opener vs. Shaker Heights . . . his 46-yard TD grab with 19 seconds left gave the Comets a 24-21 win over Shaker Heights . . . earned second-team all-district honors as a junior . . . caught 25 passes for 275 yards (11.0 avg.) and two scores in 2011 . . . accounted for six total touchdowns as a junior, with four coming on returns . . . returned 12 kickoffs for 530 yards (44.2 avg.) in 2011, including a career-long 92-yard runback for a TD . . . registered a career-best 41 tackles (23 solos, 15 assists), including three for losses, and two interceptions in 2011 . . . credited with 31 tackles (18 solos, 13 assists), including one for a loss, as a sophomore . . . led the team with six interceptions in 2010, including a 67-yard return for a TD vs. Mentor . . . also competed in track and field . . . posted personal bests of 5-9 in the high jump and 23-0 in the long jump . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan wide receiver Edward Barksdale III . . . son of Arthur and Melanice Hicks . . . born Aug. 21, 1995 . . . food industry management major.

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HICKS' CAREER STATS:

INTERCEPTIONS G No Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2013................ 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2014................ 13 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2015................ 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2016................ 10 2 46 0 42 23.0 4.6 TOTAL............... 48 4 46 0 42 11.5 1.0

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2013................ 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2014................ 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2015................ 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2016................ 10 0 0 0 0 46 46 4.6 TOTAL............... 48 0 0 0 0 46 46 1.0

TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2013................ 14 2 0 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2014................ 13 19 9 28 1.0-3 5 0 0 0 2015................ 11 18 15 33 0.5-1 3 0 0 0 2016................ 10 15 15 30 1.0-2 10 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 48 54 39 93 2.5-6 18 0 0 0