Justin Hickman

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Justin Hickman
No. 7 Toronto Argonauts
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: El Paso, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 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
Tackles: 12
Quarterback sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 19
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Justin C. Hickman (born July 20, 1985) is a gridiron football defensive end for the Toronto Argonauts 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 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) and 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]

Washington Redskins[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2007 NFL draft Hickman spent some time on the Washington Redskins roster.

Los Angeles Avengers[edit]

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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

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]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On February 8, 2012, Hickman signed a two-year contract with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. Hickman played in 12 games during the 2012 NFL season, contributing 7 tackles. Hickman had a strong training camp and first pre-season game. Unfortunately he was injured during the preseason and 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. After speding the entire 2013 NFL season on IR the Colts resigned Hickman on March 10, 2014. On June 18, 2014, he was released by the Indianapolis Colts.[4]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (II)[edit]

On September 17, 2014, Hickman signed with his former club, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL.[5] In two seasons with the Tiger-Cats Justin Hickman played in 21 games making 37 tackles, 9 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. Following the 2015 season neither side could reach a contract extension, and as a result Hickman became a free-agent on February 9, 2016.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On March 2, 2016 Hickman signed with the rival Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[6]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Recent news on Justin Hickman - Unsigned Free Agent - Rotoworld.com". www.rotoworld.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  5. ^ Justin Hickman Returns To TigerTown
  6. ^ "Argos, former Ticat Hickman agree to free agent deal". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 

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