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Player Interview: Wide Receiver Jordan Hicks

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Jordan Hicks is Hoping to Fulfill his NFL Dreams


TSJ Sports had the tremendous opportunity to interview wide receiver Jordan Hicks. Hicks is a 5’8″, 175 pound receiver out of Incarnate Word.  Hicks is currently preparing for the 2017 NFL Draft.  This versatile Hicks is from Arlington, Texas where he played at Juan Seguin High School. Hicks was recruited by FBS and FCS schools before deciding on the University of Incarnate Word. The Cardinals are members in the Southland Conference.

Jordan Hicks has made an impact from multiple positions. He had some carries from the backfield and also returned kickoffs and punts. In his senior season for the Cardinals, Hicks finished with 34 receptions for 493 yards and five touchdowns. Hicks also had 17 kickoff returns for 393 yards, with the longest being 54 yards. Although he didn’t have any carries his senior season, he had 13 career carries for 86 yards in his career for the Cardinals.

Hicks is a very versatile and elusive athlete who is looking to get a call from an NFL team.  Here is what Hicks had to say in our interview.


TSJ Interview With Jordan Hicks

TSJ: Who are your biggest models both on and off the field?

Hicks: My biggest role models on and off the field are easily my parents. My parents sacrificed so much for me to always be involved in sports, and they showed me how to properly take care of my own family one day.


TSJ: What drives you to want to play at the next level?

Hicks: Playing football at the highest level has always been a dream of mine. Growing up, too many people said I couldn’t do this and that because I am undersized, but I am determined to prove them otherwise.


TSJ: How long have you been playing football?

Hicks: I’ve been playing organized football since the 7th grade.


TSJ: What player in the NFL would you compare yourself to or say that you model your game after?

Hicks: I would say Taylor Gabriel as him and myself are similar in size, speed and attributes.


TSJ: What were some of the biggest schools that showed you interest during high school?

Hicks: Some of the biggest schools that showed interest in me were Air Force, Texas State, Sam Houston State, and Incarnate Word.


TSJ: What made you choose Incarnate Word?

Hicks: I chose Incarnate word because I liked the small class size that I was accustomed to in high school, and that it provided that “family feel” that most players enjoy to be around.


TSJ: What is your biggest football accomplishment so far?

Hicks: My biggest football accomplishment has just been completing all four years at one university, and having success at that school. I hope my biggest accomplishment is yet to come!


TSJ: Most memorable game in your college career?

Hicks: My most memorable game for my college career is beating Northwestern State at their home stadium. The locker room was crazy after the win.


TSJ: What type of training are you doing to prepare for the next level?

Hicks: Strength and speed training, and a lot of ball drills working technique on routes.


TSJ: What types of combines/workouts have you attended?

Hicks: I have attended the NFL Regional Combine in Houston, Texas, a CFL tryout for the Calgary Stampeders, and I attended Texas A&M Commerce’s Pro Day as my school did not have a Pro Day


TSJ: Have any NFL teams reached out to you with interest?

Hicks: Not yet, but I grind every day to be ready when they call!


TSJ: If you could choose, is there any team in particular that you would like to play for?

Hicks: No there is not because any team that gives me a chance is a blessing and I will take full advantage of the opportunity.


TSJ: Have you considered or could you play any other position besides receiver in the NFL?

Hicks: I have been told I could play defensive back, but I feel I am more valuable to a team when I have the ball in my hands.


TSJ: What will a coach be receiving if he gives you a chance to play for his team?

Hicks: A guy who will be “All In” to every aspect of the organization, on and off the field, and one who will do everything humanly possible to win a championship.


TSJ: What would making it to the NFL mean to you?

Hicks: I’ve been working the hardest I have ever been in my life to try and prepare myself for the next journey in my life. To have my efforts pay off by getting that call would mean the world to not only myself, but my family as well!


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