Pos.: Defensive tackle
College: Florida State
How acquired: 1993 draft, second round
Highlights: "Foot" made the switch from defensive end to defensive tackle last season and started all 16 games, with 71 tackles, five sacks, a fumble recovery and eight batted passes. In his first pro start in 1994, he had eight tackles (three for losses), one sack, batted a pass, and had a game-high four QB pressures. He finished the '94 season with 39 tackles, and 2 1/2 sacks.
Personal: Earned third-team All-America and first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors at Florida State. He overcame knee injury in 1990 to earn Brian Piccolo Award for ACC player who made the most inspiring comeback from an injury. Has a 33-inch vertical leap. Majored in Building and Construction, which he continues to study in the off-season. Established a scholarship for student trainers at Florida State. Has a son, Dantavian Hicks.
Pos.: Defensive line
College: Georgia Tech
How acquired: 1995 free agent
Highlights: Placed on injury reserve with a wrist injury in October 1995. Three-year letterman at Georgia Tech with 104 career tackles (70 solos). In his junior year, he recorded 31 tackles (15 solos) in eight games (four starts). Played all 11 games as sophomore, with 43 tackles (30 solos) and 1.5 sacks, and two pass deflections.
Personal: Two-time winner of the Martoni Award for the best lineman in Nassau County at Roosevelt (N.Y.) High School. Two-time All-Long Island and All-County choice. Recipient of the New York Daily News All-Star Award. Also lettered three times in basketball, earning all-county honors. Majored in management at Georgia Tech.
Pub Date: 8/10/96