|37 Trevian Hicks|
Hopes to parlay stellar special teams contributions into possible depth chart discussion in the Pirate secondary as a junior … An unselfish and consummate team player whose attitude, athleticism and strength has allowed for significant growth within program … Flexibility offers possibilities as a key reserve at either the safety or cornerback positions, but should undoubtedly provide another spark to ECU’s coverage teams as a special teams stalwart for the second-straight campaign … Unwavering commitment was recognized as an award-winning scout team performer … Tallied one stop during the first spring scrimmage on April 9 before a pair of stops in the Purple-Gold Game on April 16 … Graded out as a “freak” in coach Jeff Connors’ strength and conditioning testing phase … Stood among top 10 percent of unit in the back squat (480 pounds), power clean (352) and with a flex rating of 16 … Also turned in a bench press of 335 pounds (plus completed 16 reps of 225), a push jerk of 291, a 35.5” vertical leap, a 10’1” broad jump, a 4.54 40-yard dash, a 4.18 time in the pro shuttle and a 6.94 clip in the three-cone drill.
2015: Played in eight contests as a sophomore, primarily experiencing action on special teams … Did not play in the first four games, but was inserted on various coverage squads for remainder of the year and also made limited appearances on defensive unit … In fact, logged lone tackle (solo) on rushing play during road finale at UCF during Pirates’ 44-7 win in Orlando … Garnered early headlines for a pair of punt blocks in consecutive contests at SMU and BYU … Knocked down Mustang boot in the third quarter before following with another against Cougars a week later during first quarter action … Block at Lavell Edwards Stadium resulted in a touchdown (Yiannis Bowden recovery in endzone) and early 14-0 ECU lead … Was also credited with a 38-yard punt return on play vs. BYU … Finished season ranked seventh nationally in punt blocks … Also recognized for efforts on defensive scout team as the recipient of the Rick Bankston Memorial Award (symbolic of the top scout team player) … Elected as a three-time game captain (BYU, Tulsa, Temple).
2014: Spent season on developmental squad … Did not experience game-day action as a redshirt freshman.
2013: Initially earned roster position as a walk-on in the fall … Redshirted during first year in program.
High School: A two-year letterman and team captain for coach Tim Carter at South Central High School … Was Falcon’s leading tackler as a junior and senior … An all-conference selection and defensive MVP during senior year … Topped SCHS in defensive TDs (three), picked off three passes (returning two for scores), recovered four fumbles (returning one for a TD) and forced six more in 2012 … Was an honorable mention all-league pick in 2011, adding another ball strip to a team-high tackle total … Also earned four letters as a track standout.
Personal: Full name is Trevian Montell Hicks … Born April 27, 1995 at Greenville, N.C. … Son of Fernando Hicks and Ronisha Shead … Father was a standout prep football prospect who was offered scholarships by North Carolina and NC State before suffering career-ending injury during playoff run as a senior … Cousin Devonte Bizzell played two seasons at Fayetteville State … A well-respected community service advocate who donates countless of hours in the Greenville/Pitt County area … Very involved in church and family activities … A management major.