Will have three years of eligibility at UTEP after transferring from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. ... rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com ... played linebacker for the Chaparrals in 2008 while being coached by Fred Fimbres ... compiled 91 tackles in '08 with six tackles for losses (-19 yards) and 3.5 sacks (-21 yards) ... added a 68-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown ... utilized as a rush end in the nickel back package on long yardage downs ... played his prep ball at Hubbard High School in his hometown of Chicago, splitting time at fullback, tight end, defensive end and linebacker ... originally signed with New Mexico out of high school ... rated the no. 2 middle linebacker in the state of Illinois coming out of high school ... tallied 140 tackles and an interception for a touchdown his senior year to garner All-State honors ... two-time All-Area and three-time All-Conference selection in high school ... had 135 stops and three picks as a junior ... four-year varsity starter for coach Elton Harris, helping the team to conference and city titles as a junior and senior ... also part of Hubbard High's basketball, baseball, track and wrestling teams ... member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior, and maintained a 3.5 GPA all four years as a prep ... full name is Justin Craig Hickman ... parents are Jon and Desiree Hickman ... has three brothers and two sisters ... born 3/15/89 (Chicago, Ill.).

Justin Hickman

Justin  Hickman


Chicago, Illi.

High School:

Last College:
College of DuPage

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 245



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