Veteran fourth-year senior and returning All-Big 12 honoree...
Returning starter at cover safety... 36 career games played is tied for sixthmost
on squad heading to 2012... Has squatted 585 pounds... Local
product from nearby China Spring High School.
2011 (Junior): One of nine players to start all 13 games in 2011...
Earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors by league coaches and AP...
Named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-Big 12 second team... Third on team
with 105 total tackles (71 solo) and three interceptions... Recorded 2.5
tackles-for-loss and added four PBUs... Ranked eighth in Big 12 with 8.1
tackles-per-game and tied for eighth in interceptions with three... Made
career-first start vs. No. 14 TCU, making 10 tackles (8 solo)... Had gameclinching
interception with 2 seconds remaining vs. No. 14 TCU...
Returned interception 28 yards and had TFL vs. Stephen F. Austin...
Recorded eight tackles (7 solo) and PBU in win vs. Iowa State... Had
Baylor's first two interceptions of season... Had then-career-high 12
tackles in game six loss at No. 21 Texas A&M... Posted career-best 13
tackles and had TFL in win vs. Missouri... Added seven tackles, 0.5 TFL,
interception and PBU in OT road win at Kansas... Registered 12 tackles
and two PBUs in win over No. 5 Oklahoma... Tallied seven tackles and
recorded career-first fumble recovery in third quarter of win over Texas
Tech... Had 10 tackles in game 12 win vs. Texas... Made six tackles and
one breakup in Valero Alamo Bowl win over Washington.
2010 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games as reserve safety and on special
teams... Totaled 28 tackles (20 solo), one interception and two breakups...
Made one tackle and intercepted pass (2-yard return) in win over Buffalo
in second game... Had three unassisted tackles in win over Kansas State
in eighth game... Tied career-high with six tackles (four solo) at No. 19
Oklahoma State... Had four tackles, one for loss, vs. No. 23 Texas A&M.
2009 (True Freshman): Played in 10 of 12 games as true freshman
safety in 2009... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled 29 tackles (19 solo)
and two PBUs on season... One of eight true freshmen to letter in 2009...
Played first career game as reserve safety vs. Northwestern State in
season's third game (one tackle), played in every subsequent game of
season (last 10 straight)... Had season-high six tackles (four solo) in
seventh game vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State... Made four tackles and one
pass breakup in upset win at Missouri in ninth game... Had two tackles
and one PBU vs. No. 2 Texas in 10th game... Credited with season-high
five solo tackles in season finale vs. Texas Tech.
High School: All-purpose, all-state performer at nearby China Spring
(Texas) High School... Finished prep career No. 2 in career receiving
yards in Texas high school history with 228 receptions for 4,328 yards and
41 touchdowns... Four-year varsity letterman for head coach Mark Bell at
CSHS... All-state honoree at two positions as senior in 2008: second-team
Class 3A selection at receiver and third-team selection at kick returner...
Senior stats: caught 45 passes for 926 yards and 12 TDs, rushed 91 times
for 619 yards and 11 touchdowns, returned seven kickoffs for 312 yards
and two touchdowns, on defense totaled 88 tackles and four
interceptions... Helped lead China Spring to 12-1 record and Class 3A DI
Region I final... 2008 Waco Tribune-Herald first-team Super Centex
selection... Amassed 278 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns on eight
touches and added interception in win over Robinson... Named District
7-3A MVP as senior... Participated in 2008 U.S. Army All-American
Combine... Earned first-team Class 3A All-State honors at receiver by
TSWA as junior in 2007... Two-way first-team All-District 17-3A selection
in 2007: first-team receiver, first-team safety as well as second-team
returner... Helped lead China Spring to 3A Division II state
championship and 14-2 record in 2007... Totaled 89 catches for 806 yards
(20.7 average) and eight touchdowns as junior, added 309 yards and six
TDs on 58 rushes... Named first-team All-District 17-3A as utility player
as sophomore in 2006 on 8-3 CSHS squad... Honorable mention selection
to Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex Team as sophomore... Made 39
catches for 806 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006... In breakout
freshman season in 2005, earned honorable-mention Class 3A All-State
honors as receiver by TSWA, named Super Centex Offensive Newcomer
of Year by Waco Tribune-Herald and named District 17-3A Offensive
Newcomer of Year... Caught 55 passes for 1,133 yards and nine TDs as
freshman... Honorable mention 2007 Super Centex All-Academic Team...
Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Son of Michael Hicks and Monica Hicks-Albers and Tom
Albers... Full name is Michael E. Hicks... Born Oct. 23, 1990, in Tyler,
Texas... Majoring in general studies.