Akiem Hicks

DL

#96

Experience: 10 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 32

Weight: 335 lbs

College: Regina (Canada)

2021 SEASON

  • Solo
    12
  • SCK
    1.5
  • FF
    0
  • INT
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Biography

PRO CAREER:

  • In his sixth season with the Bears and 10th overall in 2021
  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection in 2018
  • Has started 101 of 129 games with 37.0 sacks, 68 TFLs, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016-20); also has played in six postseason games with four starts

HONORS:

2019: Ranked No. 39 on NFL's Top 100 list
2018: Named to the Pro Bowl (DT)
2016: Named Week 13 NFC Defensive Player of the Week

2020 SEASON (Bears):

  • Played in 15 games with 15 starts, missing the Week 12 game at the Packers with an injury
  • Recorded six tackles and two QBH in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
  • Had a team-high 21 QBHs on the season; recorded 3.5 sacks for minus-23.5 yards
  • Recorded 1.5 sacks in the Week 3 win at the Falcons, where he also had a career-high 5 QBHs; added 3 QBHs in the Week 15 win at Minnesota
  • Recorded 1.0 sack for minus-9 yards in the Week 1 win at Detroit; also had four tackles in that game with one QBH
  • Had his second sack of the season in the Week 2 win over the Giants to go along with three tackles
  • Season-high six tackles in Week 4 vs. the Colts, including one TFL and two QBH
  • Recovered a fumble and also added a TFL in the Week 6 win at the Panthers

2019 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started five games in which he played, recording 10 tackles, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery and one TF
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on 10/15 after suffering an elbow injury against the Raiders in London
  • Activated from Injured Reserve on 12/14 and recorded four tackles and two QBH in Week 15 at GB

2018 SEASON (Bears):

  • Named to his first Pro Bowl after starting 16 games and recording 55 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles
  • Recorded a career-high five tackles for loss vs. MIN (11/18
  • S)cored on a one-yard touchdown run at NYG (12/2)
  • Led team in tackles for loss and was second on the team in sacks
  • Recorded four tackles and one tackle for loss in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)

2017 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started all 16 games, recording 54 tackles, 15 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries and a career-high 8.5 sacks for a loss of 57 yards
  • Recorded 20 QBHs, the most by a Chicago Bear in single-season since the stat was tracked in 2006

2016 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started all 16 games at DE, setting a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2), 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble
  • Only defensive player to start every game

2015 SEASON (Saints/Patriots):

  • Appeared in 16 games, making 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints
  • Posted 23 tackles, 3.0 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
  • Saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL

2014 SEASON (Saints):

  • Started 14-of-15 games, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs
  • Placed on Injured Reserve prior the season finale

2013 SEASON (Saints): Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career

  • Posted then 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 SEASON (Saints):

  • Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie, tallying 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble
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