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Boys Athlete of the Week (Sept. 11, 2013): Marcus Hicks, Old Mill, football

An All-Metro safety last season, Hicks makes his presence known on offense and special teams, too. In the comeback season-opening 35-21 win over Broadneck, he rallied the No. 4 Patriots with four touchdowns. The Bruins led, 14-0, but Hicks swung the momentum by stripping the ball from the Bruins' punt returner and running it in for a touchdown. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior also rushed for touchdowns of 1, 3 and 23 yards. He finished with 20 carries for 149 yards and also had five tackles. A sprinter on the track team, Hicks has a 3.0 GPA and has football scholarship offers from Fordham and Campbell, as well as interest from Towson, Army, James Madison and Miami (Ohio), among others. Others considered: Brandon Abrams, Randallstown, football; Rashard Ballard, Reginald F. Lewis, football; Ronnie Beswick, Archbishop Spalding, football; Scott Bowling, North Harford, football; Anthony Pino, St. Paul's, football; Tre Pulliam, Archbishop Curley, soccer; Tyler Spear, Loyola, cross country; Omar Walker, C. Milton Wright, football; Mark Woodard, Meade, soccerGene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun