Justin Hickman

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Justin Hickman
No. 5 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: El Paso, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Phoenix (AZ) St. Mary's
College: UCLA
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 12
Quarterback sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Justin C. Hickman (born July 20, 1985) is a gridiron football defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and was a consensus All-American. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2007.[1] He has also played for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).

Early years[edit]

Hickman was born in El Paso, Texas. He attended Saint Mary's High School in Phoenix, Arizona,[2] from 1999 to 2003. His father, Donnie Hickman, played for the USC Trojans in the late 1970s before suiting up for four seasons with the B.C. Lions (1980-1983) of the CFL and two seasons in the USFL with the Pittsburgh Maulers (1984) and Los Angeles Express (1985). Hickman's father blocked for future Hall-of-Fame QB Steve Young in his last pro season in LA.

College career[edit]

Hickman attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he played for the UCLA Bruins football team from 2003 to 2006. Following his senior season in 2006, he was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American defensive lineman.

Professional career[edit]

In 2008, Hickman played for the Arena Football League's Los Angeles Avengers.

On June 1, 2009, Hickman signed as a free agent with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In his first two CFL seasons, he collected seven sacks, and, in 2011, Hickman finished tied for first in the league with 13 sacks. His productivity on the field was recognized by the league when he was selected as a 2011 CFL All-Star.[3]

On February 8, 2012, Hickman signed a two-year contract with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

On August 13, 2013, he was waived-injured by the Colts. On the next day, he cleared waivers and was placed on the Colts' injured reserve list. On June 18, 2014, he was released by the Indianapolis Colts.

On September 17, 2014, Hickman re-signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[4]


  1. ^ Associated Press (April 30, 2007). "Redskins agree with 9 rookie free agents, including Maryland QB". ESPN. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Hodge, Bill. "Patton selects K-State over Mizzou, Kansas". ESPN. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hickman Named Defensive Player Of The Week". OurSports Central. October 27, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ Justin Hickman Returns To TigerTown

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