2011 ALL-BIG 12, HONORABLE MENTION (coaches & AP)
2012 FALL BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL
Four-year letterman and two-year starter at safety, 2011 All-Big 12 honoree... 45 career games played, 22 starts... 229 career tackles, 21 PBUs, six interceptions (82 return yards), 3.5 tackles-for-loss, two fumbles recovered (one TD return)... Member of senior class that played in three straight bowl games for first time in school history and won back-to-back bowl games for first time since 1985-86... Remembered for game-clinching interception with 2 seconds remaining in 2011 season-opening win vs. No. 14 TCU... Has squatted 585 pounds... Local product from nearby China Spring High School... December 2012 graduate of Baylor with degree in general studies... Named to Fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 (Senior): Starting cover safety in nine of 13 games as senior, missed four games due to knee injury... Totaled 67 tackles (53 solo), six breakups, two interceptions (41 return yards), one fumble return (TD)... Named to Fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Scored only career touchdown on 66-yard fumble return (fifth-longest in school history) in season-opening win over SMU... Finished SMU game with nine tackles... Had nine tackles (all solo) in win over Sam Houston State in second game... Missed next four games due to injured knee... Returned to starting role at ISU, recorded 11 tackles (7 solo) and career-high four PBUs... Had eight tackles and one interception (returned 24 yards) at No. 14 Oklahoma... Tied career high with 13 tackles (including career-high 13 solo) and picked off sixth career pass in win over No. 24 Oklahoma State... Made five tackles and two breakups in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.
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 game-clinching 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... December 2012 graduate with degree in general studies.