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23 Frankie Hickson

Class: R-Sophomore Position: RB Height: 5-8 Weight: 200 Previous School: Heritage HS Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

2016 (R-Fr.):
• Big South second-team all-conference (kickoff return specialist)
• VaSID all-state second team (return specialist)
• Finished season with 707 total kickoff return yards, the second most in program history
• Averaged 25.2 yards per kickoff return, ranking second in the Big South and 20th in the nation
• Totaled 94 carries, 450 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns
• Recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game, running for 116 yards on 14 carries, scoring first two touchdowns of his career against Jacksonville
• Scored a rushing touchdown against No. 3 Jacksonville State, and also at Presbyterian
• Set a program record for longest kickoff return for a touchdown with 99-yard touchdown return at Kennesaw State
• Ran for 96 yards on 11 carries, including a season-best 45-yard rush versus Monmouth
• Returned seven kickoffs for a season-high 142 yards in season finale at Coastal Carolina

2015 (Fr.):
• Redshirted
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll

Prep:
• Three-year varsity letter-winner at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Va.
• Finished his career with 4,233 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns
• First-team all-district, all-conference, All-Region 3A West, and VHSCA honoree as a junior and senior
• Rushed for 1,739 yards as a junior and was named the Lynchburg News & Advance 2013 Player of the Year
• Finished his senior season rushing for 2,169 yards and 37 touchdowns
• NUC Combine Fastest 40 Camp award as a junior and voted Top Running Back at the NUC Combine as a senior
• Three-time member of the All-Academic District and Region team
• National Honor Society inductee as a junior

Personal:
• Son of Frank and Meesha Hickson
• Father, Frank, was a running backs coach at Liberty from 2004-08, helping the Flames win the program's first two Big South titles (2007 and 2008)
• Majoring in psychology
• Birthday is March 17

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