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    5  Sterling Hicks
    Sterling Hicks

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Pompano Beach, Fla.

    High School:
    Ely

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 195

    Position:
    Wide Receiver

    Birthdate:
    06/17/1983


    In 2004: Made a valiant comeback from ACL reconstruction, starting three contests and playing in nine ... Had just two catches in the last six games, nine of his 11 grabs for the season came in the first five contests ... Showed his great ability after the catch when he scored on a 57-yarder in the overtime win over Wake Forest - a career long.

    In 2003: Starting wide receiver in 2002 before being sidelined by injury ... Broke his hand in the season opener, he did not dress for the Wake Forest game ... Came back and made a valiant effort to play at No. 3 Ohio State, but tore his ACL after catching a pass and missed the rest of the season ... Underwent surgery on October 9, he earned a medical redshirt ... Tied as the team's leading receiver in the season opener with a career-high 110 yards on seven grabs ... In for 46 snaps against Western Carolina ... Continued to rehabilitate during the spring, he was able to go through individual workouts and run pass routes but did not see any contact.

    In 2002: The fourth-leading receiver on the Wolfpack squad with 37 catches, he led the team in receptions versus New Mexico and Texas Tech and tied for the team-lead with six versus Duke and four versus Florida State ... Was having one of his best career games in the win over the Seminoles, he had four catches in the first half before suffering fractured ribs ... Made key third-down catches on the final drives at Maryland and at Virginia ... Had a career-high 107 yards receiving versus Duke ... Saw limited action as a kickoff returner ... Underwent shoulder surgery in February and missed all of spring workouts.

    In 2001: Another true freshman wideout, he posted the best reception average on the team for players with more than one catch (16.6 yds/rec.) ... Had his first career catch in the win over SMU and his first touchdown versus Duke ... Suffered a concussion versus Maryland and missed part of the second half ... Caught at least one catch in each of the last six games of the year, including the bowl game ... Set career highs of four catches for 88 yards against Virginia, while playing a career-high 42 snaps ... Had nine of his 12 catches in the last five games of the season.

    Prep: Caught 48 passes for 1,098 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior at Ely High School for Coach Steve Davis ... Played wide receiver and cornerback ... Earned first-team all-state accolades ... Selected first-team All-Broward County ... Voted All-American by Max Emfinger ... Preseason All-America selection by SuperPrep Magazine ... Guided team to Class 5A state semifinals ... Caught six passes for 222 yards against Deerfield Beach High School ... Returned three punts for touchdownsas a senior ... Selected to play in the Dade-Broward County and the Florida-California All-Star Games ... Recorded 45 receptions for 945 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors... Majoring in PRTM with a program management emphasis ... Born 6/17/83.

    2002 Hicks Game-by-Game Stats

    OpponentPlRecYdsTDLgKDYACKOR-Yd
    *N. Mexico27582046042
    *E. Tenn. St.14000-0-
    *@ Navy1522711804
    *W. Forest25115015041-25
    @ Tex. Tech33769014031
    *Mass20217013000-0
    *@ UNC324630300430-0
    *Duke3061071531620-0
    @ Clemson421505000-0
    Ga. Tech35117017000-0
    @ Maryland27252040040-0
    @ Virginia39112012080-0
    Florida State2442509020-0
    $Notre Dame23119019050-0
    * - indicates game started; $ - Toyota Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

    2003 Hicks Game-by-Game Stats

    OpponentPlRecYdsTDLgKDYAC
    *W. Carolina467110033164
    @ Ohio St.101-20-200

    2004 Hicks Game-by-Game Stats

    OpponentPlRecYdsTDLgKDYAC
    Richmond3133501904
    Ohio State30212013116
    @ Va. Tech2511301300
    Wake Forest24264157151
    *@ UNC23160622
    @ MarylandDid Not Play
    Miami12000-00
    @ Clemson1411801800
    Georgia Tech16000-00
    Florida StateDid Not Play
    *East Carolina20180800

    Hicks Career Stats

    YearGP-GSPlyRecYdsTDLgKDYAC
    200110-0182121991403137
    200214-7386375102531205
    20032-1568108033164
    20049-119511156057473
    Totals35-9819689733579479

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