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23 Frankie Hickson

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

2017 (R-So.):
• Big South second-team all-conference (kickoff return specialist)
• Big South Preseason All-Conference
• 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

•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

•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