Player Bio

Akiem Hicks
DE #96
Height:
6-5
Weight:
332
Age:
28
College:
Regina (Canada)
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
54
SCK
8.5
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 248 150 98 25.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 3 4
2017 CHI 16 16 54 39 15 8.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2016 CHI 16 16 54 36 18 7.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2015 NE 13 0 21 9 12 3.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 NO 3 3 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 NO 15 14 41 27 14 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 NO 16 16 56 29 27 4.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NO 14 0 20 10 10 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ATL L 17-23 3 3 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @TB L 7-29 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT W 23-17 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
4 @GB L 14-35 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 MIN L 17-20 4 4 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @BAL W 27-24 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 CAR W 17-3 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @NO L 12-20 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 GB L 16-23 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 DET L 24-27 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
12 @PHI L 3-31 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 SF L 14-15 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CIN W 33-7 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @DET L 10-20 4 3 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 CLE W 20-3 3 1 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @MIN L 10-23 3 0 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Entering his second season with the Bears, starting 49-of-77 contests with 211 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 27 TFLs, 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in five seasons with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016) … his 119 tackles with New Orleans ranked 2nd among the defensive linemen on the Saints from 2012-15 … led the Saints defensive line in tackles in 2013 (56) and was 2nd in 2014 (41) … ranked 4th on the Saints in sacks from 2012-15 (6.5) … was traded to the Patriots after the Saints first three games in 2015 … 3 sacks with New England in 2015 ranked tied for 3rd along the Patriots defensive front ... 7 sacks with the Bears in 2016 ranked second on the team.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016- Defensive Player of the Week (12/4)

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints … signed with New Orleans (6/28/12) … traded to the New England Patriot (10/1/15) … signed with the Chicago Bears (3/13/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games at DE ... set a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2) ... also recorded 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble ... one of three Bears players to record at least seven sacks ... only defensive player to start every game ... recorded 2 multi-sack games (10/31 vs. MIN & 12/4 vs. SF). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 16 games with 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints … posted 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … all 3 starts came with New Orleans where he collected 2 assisted tackles … in 13 games with New England, notched 21 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … 3 sacks ranked tied for 3rd among the Patriots defensive linemen ... saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL. 2014: Started 14-of-15 games for the Saints, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs … 41 tackles ranked 2nd on the Saints defensive linemen … was placed on IR prior the season finale. 2013: Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career with New Orleans … posted career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (4.5) and TFLs (8) … 56 tackles were the most among the Saints defensive front … started both of the Saints postseason contests, notching 7 tackles and 0.5 sacks. 2012: Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie … collected 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble.

COLLEGE: Started all 16 games from 2010-11 at Regina, recording 76 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 13 TFLs … as a senior, recorded 42 tackles, 8 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups en route to earning All-Canadian InterUniversity Sport honors … named an All-Canada West All-Star as a junior, starting all 8 games and recording 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass breakup … attended LSU in 2009 but did not play … at Sacramento City College from 2007-08, where he was an All-American as a sophomore, posted 65 tackles in 17 games.

PERSONAL: Attended Del Campo (Fair Oaks, Ca.) High School where he played on the offensive and defensive lines … earned All-Sac Joaquin section and All-Capital Football League honors as a senior and junior … as a senior, registered 52 tackles with 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble and fumble recovery… As a junior, recorded 48 tackles and 4 sacks.
PRO CAREER: Entering his second season with the Bears, starting 49-of-77 contests with 211 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 27 TFLs, 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in five seasons with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016) … his 119 tackles with New Orleans ranked 2nd among the defensive linemen on the Saints from 2012-15 … led the Saints defensive line in tackles in 2013 (56) and was 2nd in 2014 (41) … ranked 4th on the Saints in sacks from 2012-15 (6.5) … was traded to the Patriots after the Saints first three games in 2015 … 3 sacks with New England in 2015 ranked tied for 3rd along the Patriots defensive front ... 7 sacks with the Bears in 2016 ranked second on the team.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016- Defensive Player of the Week (12/4)

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints … signed with New Orleans (6/28/12) … traded to the New England Patriot (10/1/15) … signed with the Chicago Bears (3/13/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games at DE ... set a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2) ... also recorded 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble ... one of three Bears players to record at least seven sacks ... only defensive player to start every game ... recorded 2 multi-sack games (10/31 vs. MIN & 12/4 vs. SF). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 16 games with 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints … posted 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … all 3 starts came with New Orleans where he collected 2 assisted tackles … in 13 games with New England, notched 21 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … 3 sacks ranked tied for 3rd among the Patriots defensive linemen ... saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL. 2014: Started 14-of-15 games for the Saints, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs … 41 tackles ranked 2nd on the Saints defensive linemen … was placed on IR prior the season finale. 2013: Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career with New Orleans … posted career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (4.5) and TFLs (8) … 56 tackles were the most among the Saints defensive front … started both of the Saints postseason contests, notching 7 tackles and 0.5 sacks. 2012: Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie … collected 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble.

COLLEGE: Started all 16 games from 2010-11 at Regina, recording 76 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 13 TFLs … as a senior, recorded 42 tackles, 8 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups en route to earning All-Canadian InterUniversity Sport honors … named an All-Canada West All-Star as a junior, starting all 8 games and recording 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass breakup … attended LSU in 2009 but did not play … at Sacramento City College from 2007-08, where he was an All-American as a sophomore, posted 65 tackles in 17 games.

PERSONAL: Attended Del Campo (Fair Oaks, Ca.) High School where he played on the offensive and defensive lines … earned All-Sac Joaquin section and All-Capital Football League honors as a senior and junior … as a senior, registered 52 tackles with 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble and fumble recovery… As a junior, recorded 48 tackles and 4 sacks.
 

Recent Articles

  • Hicks praises veteran coordinator Fangio

    Posted Apr 17, 2018

    With coordinator Vic Fangio bringing continuity and a no-nonsense approach to the Bears defense, Akiem Hicks and his teammates are aiming to become a top-five unit.

  • Akiem Hicks answers fan questions on Twitter

    Posted Mar 26, 2018

    Friday night Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks answered dozens of questions on Twitter, including which teammate is his favorite and least favorite.

  • Hicks inks four-year extension through 2021

    Posted Sep 9, 2017

    On the eve of their season opener against the Falcons, the Bears on Saturday signed defensive end Akiem Hicks to a four-year contract extension through 2021.

  • Hicks in perfect situation with Bears

    Posted Aug 24, 2017

    Finally in a perfect situation with the Bears, veteran defensive end Akiem Hicks will look to build on a breakout season and help to instill a nasty attitude on defense.

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