Maurice Hicks
No. 43     Virginia Destroyers
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-07-22) July 22, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth: Emporia, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina A&T
Undrafted in 2002
Debuted in 2004 for the Scottish Claymores
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Maurice Hicks (born July 22, 1978 in Emporia, Virginia) is an American football running back for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at North Carolina A&T.

Hicks has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Scottish Claymores and Minnesota Vikings.

Early yearsEdit

While attending Greensville County High School in Emporia, Virginia Hicks was a standout in football as a tailback and linebacker.

College careerEdit

While attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Hicks finished his career with a school-record 2,812 rushing yards. As a senior, he was a third team Division I-AA All-American selection, the Black College Offensive Player of the Year, a first team All-MEAC selection, and he led the MEAC in rushing yards with 1,325 rushing yards. During his senior season, in a game against Morgan State University, he broke the NCAA Division I and II single game rushing records by rushing for 437 rushing yards. As a junior, he was a first team All-MEAC selection, after rushing for 1,487 yards.

Professional careerEdit

Chicago BearsEdit

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears in the 2002 NFL Draft.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Hicks was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. While with the 49ers he was the second string running back behind Kevan Barlow.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On March 4, 2008 he signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

Hicks was released by the Vikings, on February 18, 2009.

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