At 6-feet-6 and 318 pounds, Hicks has prototype tackle size and the Chargers, who are rebuilding a unit that lost eight of 11 players from its 2003 roster, should afford him a solid opportunity.
The former Georgetown College standout was previously in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland. He is likely to be tried at right tackle.
A big athletic lineman, Hicks had a tremendous amount of potential. Hicks started for the NAIA champion Georgetown squad and was named an NAIA All-American. Hicks has been timed at 5.0 in the 40-yard dash and hails from Lebanon, Ohio.
College: Was a four-year letterman (1999-2002) and two-year starter at Georgetown (Ky.) College…Was a key member of the Georgetown Tigers team that advanced to an NAIA-record fourth consecutive NAIA national championship game in 2002…Named first team All-Mid South Conference, second team NAIA All-America and first team Don Hansen's Football Gazette All-America…Helped the Tigers to a 53-3 overall record during his four seasons, including four conference championships…Named first team All-MSC as a junior in 2001…Saw limited time as a sophomore in 2000 and a freshman in 1999.
Personal: Born Feb. 14, 1980. Graduated from Lebanon (Ohio) High School…Sister, Lindsay plays college basketball at Purdue and younger brother Jordan is a defensive end and long snapper at Georgetown (Ky.) College. Graduated from Georgetown in December 2002 with a degree in marketing and communications. Went through an unorthodox strength and conditioning program at Georgetown, which included log lifts, rock tosses and other strong man techniques.