Football


Dere Hicks
Dere Hicks
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roanoke, Va.

High School:
William Fleming

Last College:
Valley Forge Prep.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
03/16/1987

Experience:
2-1

Hicks action photo gallery

2009: Played in all 12 games, starting nine ... Had four tackles and a broke up a pass in the season finale against Fresno State ... Registered two tackles at No. 5 Cincinnati ... Recorded two tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass broken up against Northwestern ... Had one tackle in win over Minnesota ... Posted one tackle in win over Michigan ... Had two tackles at Purdue ... Recorded four tackles, including three solo stops at Indiana ... Posted two tackles, including a tackle for loss and two passes broken up vs. Michigan State ... Had six tackles, including five solo stops against Penn State ... Recorded three tackles at Ohio State ... Had one tackle and a pass broken up against Illinois State ... Recorded six tackles, including one for loss and a pass broken up in the season opener against Missouri.

2008: Played and started in all 12 games at cornerback ... Named the team's Outstanding Defensive Back ... Had one tackle and forced a fumble in the season finale at Northwestern ... Recorded four tackles against Ohio State ... Had four tackles - three solos - against Western Michigan ... Forced a fumble and ran it for a seven-yard touchdown against Iowa ... Also tied his career high with seven tackles and recorded a QB sack against the Hawkeyes ... Broke up two passes at Wisconsin and had two tackles ... Had a career-high three PBU against Indiana, also recording three tackles including a TFL ... Totaled three tackles against Minnesota ... Had four tackles at Michigan ... Recorded five tackles, including four solos, at Penn State ... Had two solo tackles against ULL, including a TFL ... Had the third interception of his career against Eastern Illinois, also recording two tackles ... Recorded six tackles one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against Missouri.

2007: Started in all 13 games at cornerback ... Recorded five tackles in the Rose Bowl against USC ... Assisted on a tackle and had two PBUs against Northwestern ... Had five tackles - including four solos - and an interception at No. 1 Ohio State ... Had three tackles - including a solo - and had a PBU at Minnesota ... Notched two solo tackles against Ball State ... Recorded five tackles, including three solos, and had a PBU against No. 25 Michigan ... Notched four solo tackles at Iowa ... Had six tackles - including three solos - against No. 5 Wisconsin ... For the third-straight week, notched a career high in tackles, this time with seven against No. 21 Penn State ... Four of those stops against PSU were solos, to go along with a career-high 1.5 TFLs ... Registered a career high in tackles for the second straight week at Indiana, recording six solos as well as forcing a fumble ... Tallied a career-high four tackles, including a career-best three solos, and the first PBU of his career at Syracuse ... Notched his first career interception, and Illinois' first pick of 2007, against Western Illinois ... Also had a tackle against WIU ... Tied a career high with three tackles against Missouri.

2006: Played in 11 of 12 games and started against Ohio State ... Posted two tackles vs. Purdue ... Against Ohio State, posted a career-high three tackles ... Recorded a career-high three tackles, including two solos, at Penn State ... Recorded one solo tackle against Ohio ... Assisted on two tackles while seeing time at cornerback against Iowa ... Recorded two tackles, including a solo, in his first career game against Eastern Illinois ... Joined the team in January of 2006.

Prep School: Attended Valley Forge Military Academy in 2005 ... Led team to an undefeated season ... Recorded 45 tackles and five interceptions ... Returned three interceptions for touchdowns ... Broke up six passes ... Posted a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash ... Also played quarterback and returned kicks ... Completed over 65 percent of passes for six touchdowns ... Ran for six more touchdowns ... Prep school teammate of fellow Illini Randall Hunt.

High School: All-state ... Threw for over 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Rushed for over 850 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior ... Also won the state championship in hurdles ... Earned letters in football, track and basketball ... High school coach was Keith Smith ... Chose Illinois over Michigan State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Syracuse and Connecticut.

Personal: Born on March 16, 1987 ... Son of Sharon Hicks and Robert Vineyard ... Has one brother and one sister ... Majoring in speech communication.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 7, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/1/08)
Solos: 6 at Indiana, 9/22/07
TFL: 1.5 vs. Penn State, 9/29/07
Interceptions: 1, three times (last time vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/6/08)
PBU: 3 vs. Indiana, 10/18/08
Forced Fumble: 1, three times (last time at Northwestern, 11/22/08)
Fumble Recovery: 1, twice (last time vs. Iowa, 11/1/08)


Hicks' Statistics:

Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 15
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 15

Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
2006 9 5 14 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2007 34 18 52 1.5 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2008 25 18 43 4.0 13 1.0 8 2 2 7 1 12 0 5 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
2009 25 9 34 3.0 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 93 50 143 8.5 25 1.0 8 3 2 7 3 12 0 15 0 0-0 0 0 0 6


2009 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 12, 2009 ILLINOIS STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 10, 2009 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 31, 2009 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 7, 2009 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 14, 2009 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2009 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Missouri 5 1 6 1.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 12, 2009 ILLINOIS STATE 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 5 1 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 10, 2009 MICHIGAN STATE 2 0 2 1.0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 31, 2009 MICHIGAN 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 7, 2009 at Minnesota 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 14, 2009 NORTHWESTERN 1 1 2 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2008 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 3
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 8, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2008 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 4 2 6 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 2 0 2 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 1 3 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 18, 2008 INDIANA 2 1 3 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 3 4 7 1.0 8 1.0 8 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Nov 08, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 1 3 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 6 0 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 4 3 7 1.5 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 4 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 3 2 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 3 2 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 10

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 12/21/09

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