EAGLES LINEBACKER JORDAN HICKS
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks talks to the guys about finding
his fulfillment in Christ, not in winning a championship.
HOW HE GOT HIS START Hicks is the son of Scott Hicks, who coaches high school basketball in Indianapolis, and Kelly Justice. He has an older sister, Taylor, and three younger brothers: Scotty, Cameron and Ethan. Hicks began his football career in the 5th grade while playing running back and safety in the Lexington Termites League in South Carolina. Hicks grew up a big fan of the Carolina Panthers and the University of Texas football team. The best advice he was ever given growing up came from his mother, Kelly Justice, who always told him to “stay humble.”
EARLY MOTIVATION Hicks was a three-year starter at Lakota West High School and earned numerous accolades, including the Butkus Award in 2009, given annually to the nation’s best linebacker. He was also named Gatorade’s Ohio High School Football Player of the Year. Hicks also lettered in basketball and holds the district record for most varsity basketball games played in a career (87) and set the district record for steals (170).
ADAPTING TO CHANGE Hicks was born in Colorado Springs, CO, and lived in Indiana (ages 1-6) and South Carolina (ages 6-11) before moving to Ohio. He also played for two head coaches and four defensive coordinators at Texas. “Change does not scare me and I don’t take anything for granted. I also think I’m able to see the positives of every different situation I’m in. It’s enhanced my confidence and humility all at the same time.”
OFF THE FIELD Hicks’ hobbies include playing video games, especially FIFA and NBA2K, as well as playing basketball and hanging out with friends by the lake in Austin, TX. Hicks married his wife, Ivana, during the 2017 offseason.
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