Hicks Named to Maxwell Award Watch List


Kyle Hicks
July 10, 2017

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. -- TCU running back Kyle Hicks has been named to the watch list for the 2017 Maxwell Award, presented to America's College Player of the Year.

Last season, Hicks became the first Horned Frog since Basil Mitchell in 1996 to lead TCU in both rushing (1,042 yards) and receiving (47 receptions). A senior from Arlington, Texas, Hicks gave the Horned Frogs a 1,000-yard rusher for the second consecutive season (Aaron Green, 1,272 yards, 2015).

An honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection in 2016, Hicks ran for a career-high 192 yards and five touchdowns in the 62-22 win over Baylor. The five rushing touchdowns tied for second-best in a game in TCU history, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson (6, vs. UTEP, 1999). Hicks' 192 yards rushing were the most by a Horned Frog since 2010 (Ed Wesley, 209, vs. Air Force). Hicks topped the 100-yard mark in four games. His 47 receptions were the most by a TCU running back in 23 years (47, John Oglesby, 1993).

In voting by his teammates, Hicks was selected as TCU's Dan Rogers Most Valuable Player. Hicks was the first running back to receive the award since Tomlinson in 1999 and 2000.

 

 

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