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Akiem Hicks

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Height: 
6-5

Weight:

324

Age

26
Regina (Canada)
5 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Akiem Hicks was traded to the New England Patriots on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  He originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick (89th overall) by New Orleans out of the University of Regina in the 2012 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 324 pounder, has appeared in 48 games with 33 starts in three-plus seasons with the Saints and registered 119 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. He started all three games for New Orleans this season and made two tackles.

Gameday Photos

Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Akiem Hicks was acquired by the New England Patriots from New Orleans in a trade in exchange for Michael Hoomanawanui on Oct. 1, 2015 ... Originally drafted by New Orleans in the third round (89th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2015 (12/0, 2/0 – New England)

  • Recorded two tackles, one solo (1/24).
  • Recorded one tackle in the playoff victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).
  • Recorded five tackles, one solo, at Miami (1/3).
  • Contributed on defense and special teams at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
  • Recorded four tackles, two solo, sacked Marcus Mariota for a 5-yard loss in the first quarter and recovered a Marcus Mariota fumble forced by Chandler Jones in the Titans' end zone for his first career touchdown in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
  • Rotated in on the defensive line and recorded six tackles, five solo, and two fourth-quarter sacks on Brian Hoyer and T.J. Yates for a loss of seven yards in the win at Houston (12/13). Hicks's performance marks the first multiple sack game of his career.
  • Rotated in on the defensive line vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
  • Rotated in on the defensive line at Denver (11/29).
  • Recorded one tackle in the win vs Buffalo (11/23).
  • Recorded one tackle in the win vs. N.Y. Giant (11/15).
  • Recorded one tackle in the win vs. Washington (11/8)
  • Rotated in on the defensive line in the win vs. Miami (10/29).
  • Recorded three tackles in the win vs. the New York Jets (10/25).
  • Recorded one tackle in the win at Indianapolis (10/18).
  • Made his Patriots debut in the win at Dallas (10/11).

2015 (3/3 – New Orleans)

  • Started three games for New Orleans and posted two tackles.

2014 (15/14 – New Orleans)

  • Played in 15 games with 14 starts at left defensive end before being placed on Injured Reserve prior to season finale. Totaled 58 tackles, two sacks and two passes defensed.
  • Posted five tackles in back-to-back weeks at Dallas, (9/28) and vs. Tampa Bay (10/5).
  • Posted five tackles at Green Bay (10/26) and matched that number on a short week at Carolina (10/30), while adding a sack.
  • Posted three stops and a sack at Chicago (12/15).

2013 (16/16, 2/2 – New Orleans)

  • Started all 16 regular-season games and led the defensive line with 72 tackles, while ranking third on team with 4½ sacks.
  • Started both postseason games and totaled seven tackles and a ½ sack.
  • In season-opening win vs. Atlanta (9/8), posted six tackles and one sack.
  • Tallied seven tackles and a sack vs. San Francisco, (11/17).
  • Tied career-high with eight stops and had a career-best 1½ sacks at Atlanta (11/21).
  • Tied for team lead with five stops and had a sack at Carolina (12/22).
  • Registered three tackles and a ½ sack in the NFC Wild Card Playoff win at Philadelphia (1/4).
  • Totaled four stops in NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, (1/11).

2012 (14/0 – New Orleans)

  • Played in 14 games and recorded 32 tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
  • Recorded season-high eight tackles vs. Kansas City, (9/23).
  • Recorded six tackles and one forced fumble at Denver (10/28).

COLLEGE

  • Started all 16 games from 2010-11 at Regina (Sask.) and totaled 76 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles.
  • Recorded 42 tackles, eight stops for loss, 6½ sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed as he earned All-Canada West Universities Athletic Association and All-Canadian InterUniversity Sport honors as senior.
  • All-Canada West All-Star as junior, starting eight games and totaled 34 tackles with 1½ sacks, five stops for loss, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed.
  • Attended LSU in 2009 but did not play.
  • At Sacramento City College from 2007-08, where he was an All-American as a sophomore, posted career totals in 17 games of 65 tackles.

PERSONAL

  • Earned All-Sac Joaquin section and All-Capital Football League honors as a senior and junior.
  • As a senior, registered 52 tackles with two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • As a junior, recorded 48 tackles and four sacks.
  • The son of a 22-year military veteran, Hicks participated in a Middle East USO Tour and participated in the Black and Gold Classic fishing tournament to raise money for the Green Beret Foundation in 2015.
  • Majored in business marketing at Regina.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016CHI225500-0-----1-
2015NO332020-0-----0-
2015NE13021912300-----01
2014NO15144127142-0-----0-
2013NO16165629274.5-0-----0-
2012NO1402010100-1-----1-
TOTAL14580659.5010---021

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2PHIL 14-292200-0-----0-
1@HOUL 14-233300-0-----1-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016CHI25500-0-----
2015NO32020-0-----
2015NE1321912300-----
2014NO154127142-0-----
2013NO165629274.5-0-----
2012NO142010100-1-----
TOTAL 6314580659.501000-0

fumbles

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2016CHI2-----------
2015NO3-----------
2015NE13----1-11---
2014NO15-----------
2013NO16-----------
2012NO14-----------
TOTAL 6300-01011000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/11/2016@CHI-110------------
208/18/2016CHIW 22-23110------------
308/27/2016@CHI-111101-0-----0-
409/01/2016@CLE-000------------
TOTAL 331101-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2016@HOU-113300-0-----1-
209/19/2016@CHI-112200-0-----0-
TOTAL 225500-0-----1-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

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Houston Texans13300-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division25500-0-----
vs AFC Teams13300-0-----
vs NFC Teams12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
September25500-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
NRG Stadium13300-0-----
Soldier Field12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses25500-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays12200-0-----
Sundays13300-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass12200-0-----
Turf13300-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games12200-0-----
Road Games13300-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead3300-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points3300-0-----
Behind2200-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points1100-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points0----------

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half2200-0-----
2nd Half3300-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line1100-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line2200-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line0----------
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2200-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2nd Quarter2200-0-----
3rd Quarter1100-0-----
4th Quarter2200-0-----
4th Quarter within 71100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 15+12200-0-----
Margin 8-1413300-0-----