September 24, 2006

Hicks shines in debut

In 2003, as a redshirt freshman, Jarrett Hicks made the first catch of his career against New Mexico; he ended with four catches for 58 yards against the Lobos.

Three years later, seeing his first action of the season after being granted an eligibility waiver on Friday, Hicks nearly mimicked that performance with three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown against Southeastern Louisiana.

Though he had been practicing with the team for the past two weeks, Hicks was eased into the game. Indeed, the preseason All-American was not called into the game until the Red Raiders' second to last possession of the first half.

As if to say 'welcome back,' Graham Harrell threw to Hicks to open the drive. Four plays later, Harrell would go to Hicks on an inside slant route for a six-yard touchdown.

Hicks' longest reception of the night came on the Red Raiders' first play of the second half. Chris Todd, who replaced Harrell after halftime, connected with Hicks who broke a quick five-yard hitch into a 48-yard gain.

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