UCLA -- This senior figures to be one of the leaders on defense in 2006 as well as one of the top defensive ends in the Pac-10 ... Explosive performer who possesses great quickness and good strength.
2005 -- Hickman, who was on the Hendricks Award Watch List, started all 12 games, 10 at right end and two on the left side ... On the year, he ranked second among the defensive linemen with 31 tackles ... He led the team with 5.5 sacks and was third (tied) on the squad with eight tackles for losses ... He started at defensive end in the season opener against San Diego State and made a career-best six tackles (five solos), including one sack (seven yards) ... Versus Rice, he made one tackle but missed the second half with an injured left shoulder ... Against Oklahoma, he made two tackles ... Versus Washington, he made five tackles, including two solos ... Against California, he made three tackles (one solo), including two for losses ... At Washington State, he made two solo tackles and recovered a fumble ... Against Oregon State, he had one solo tackle ... At Stanford, he made five solo tackles, including three quarterback sacks for 17 yards ... He sacked Trent Edwards on the final play of regulation and again on third down in overtime, forcing a 42-yard field goal ... At Arizona, he had one solo tackle ... Against Arizona State, he made three tackles (one solo), including 1.5 sacks and two tackles for losses ... He was credited with one solo tackle versus USC ... He had one tackle assist in the Sun Bowl against Northwestern.
2004 -- Played in 10 games, starting the first five and the last three for a total of eight ... Played at least 29 snaps in all 10 games and at least 50 five times ... Made 22 tackles, tied for fourth-most among defensive linemen, including 4.0 for losses, second among linemen ... Only defensive lineman to start each of the first five games ... Against Oklahoma State, he recorded four tackles, including 0.5 sacks ... At Illinois, he made three tackles and had one quarterback hurry ... At Washington, he started at right end and made two tackles ... Against San Diego State, he made two tackles, including one for a 10-yard loss ... He made two tackles against Arizona ... On Oct. 15, he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and missed the Cal and Arizona State games ... Returned to action against Stanford and had one tackle for a loss ... He came off the bench versus Washington State and made three tackles, including one for loss ... Started at Oregon and made three tackles ... He started versus USC, but was not credited with a tackle ... Started against Wyoming and made two tackles, including one sack.
2003 -- Attended Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ and played football for coaches Joe Ihersting, Mickey Bell and James Collins ... Made 60 tackles, including 10 sacks in the 2003 season ... Four-star prospect according to Max Emfinger ... Rated as the No. 15 JC DE by collegefootballnews.com ... Listed as the No. 84 JUCO prospect by SuperPrep ... Three-star rating by TheInsiders.com and rivals.com ... Earned first-team Western States Football League honors and first-team Arizona Colleges honors.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned varsity letters in football for coach John Rodriguez at St. Mary's HS in Phoenix, AZ ... Saw action at defensive end and at offensive guard ... Team won Desert Valley Region Championship in his senior season ... Named first-team Desert Valley Region as a senior on defense and second-team honors on offense ... As a junior, he was selected second-team Desert Valley Region on offense ... Also lettered in track in the throwing events.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Justin Charles Hickman ... Born: July 20, 1985 in El Paso, TX ... Parents: Donnie and Bridget Hickman ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports to date as getting three sacks against Snow College ... Lists NFL stars Lawrence Taylor and Dwight Freeney as the players after whom he patterns his style of play ... Hobbies include PlayStation, movies and chillin' with his friends ... His dad played football at USC where he was an offensive lineman from 1974-76 and was selected by the Rams in the fifth round of the 1977 NFL draft ... Relative Stanley Hubbard also attended UCLA ... History major.
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