As a junior, Kent Hicks made over 100 tackles as a safety, including 10 interceptions. He had 16 interceptions combined over his sophomore and junior years. Hicks earned second-team all-state honors, all-district, all-area, and all-region honors as a junior. He has the size and speed (has run a 4.38 40) to be an excellent safety in college. An accomplished punt returner, he averaged 23.6 yards per return his junior year.
Coach Randy Bove: "At 6-3, 210 pounds, he has tremendous speed. He isn't built like a kid. Kent has great instincts and has great break on the football - he has had 16 interceptions over the last two years."