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Maurice Hicks (born July 22, 1978) is a former American football running back. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at North Carolina A&T.

Maurice Hicks
No. 43
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1978-07-22) July 22, 1978 (age 41)
Emporia, Virginia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College:North Carolina A&T
Undrafted:2002
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:205
Rushing yards:869
Rushing touchdowns:6
Receptions:55
Receiving yards:424
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Hicks has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Scottish Claymores and Minnesota Vikings.

Early yearsEdit

While attending Greensville County High School in Emporia, Virginia Hicks was a standout in football as a tailback and safety.

College careerEdit

While attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Hicks finished his career with a school-record 2,812 rushing yards. As a senior, he was a third team Division I-AA All-American selection, the Black College Offensive Player of the Year, a first team All-MEAC selection, and he led the MEAC in rushing yards with 1,325 rushing yards. During his senior season, in a game against Morgan State University, he broke the NCAA Division I and II single game rushing records by rushing for 437 rushing yards. As a junior, he was a first team All-MEAC selection, after rushing for 1,487 yards.

Professional careerEdit

Chicago BearsEdit

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears in the 2002 NFL Draft.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Hicks was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. While with the 49ers he was the second string running back behind Kevan Barlow.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On March 4, 2008, he signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

Hicks was released by the Vikings, on February 18, 2009.

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