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23 Frankie Hickson

Class: R-Senior Position: RB Height: 5-8 Weight: 190 Previous School: Heritage HS Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

2018 (R-Jr.):
• Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent first team
• VaSID All-State first team
• Named Liberty's Offensive Player of the Week after the New Mexico State game (Oct. 6)
• Named Liberty's Offensive Player of the Week after the Idaho State game
• Saw playing time in all 12 games, starting the last nine contests of the year
• Became the 15th player in program history to rush for a 1,000 yards in a season, finishing the year with 229 carries for 1,032 yards and 11 touchdowns
• One of 64 FBS players in the country to rush for 1,000 yards
• One of 74 FBS players in the country to rush for 10 or more touchdowns
• Carried the ball 20 or more times in eight games
• Finished the season with five 100-yard games
• Also added 10 receptions for 57 yards
• 27 carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns in a row win at New Mexico
• Finished the road game at New Mexico State with 24 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown
• Recorded 133 rushing yards on 22 carries in a home win against Idaho State, scoring three rushing touchdowns
• Finished the UMass game with 27 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns
• Scored twice and rushed 26 times for 93 yards at Virginia
• Finished the home New Mexico State game with 27 carries for 116 yards
• Ended the season by rushing for 100 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown against Norfolk State

2017 (R-So.):
• Big South second-team all-conference (kickoff return specialist)
• Big South Preseason All-Conference
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Ranked second in the Big South in kickoff return average (21.4 yards per return) and total kickoff returns (27)
• Ranked fifth in the conference in all-purpose yards (106.6 yards per game)
• Also ranked second on Liberty's roster in rushing yards (375), rushing attempts (100) and rushing touchdowns (2)
• Also added five receptions for 45 yards
• Finished with eight carries for 17 yards and two kickoff returns for 44 yards during Liberty's season-opening win at Baylor
• Had the first of his five 10-plus carry games during the season against Morehead State, finishing the contest with 10 rushing attempts for 57 yards
• Posted a season-high 18 carries for 74 yards against Duquesne
• Best game of the season came against Presbyterian where he finished with 16 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown
• Also added four kickoff returns for 118 yards against Presbyterian, including a season-best 84 yard return
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2016 (R-Fr.):
• Big South second-team all-conference (kickoff return specialist)
• VaSID second-team all-state (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 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 letterwinner 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
•Earned 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)
•Graduated in May 2019 with a degree in Psychology
•Birthday is March 17