Tay Hicklin - 2012
FRESHMAN (2012): Totaled 10 tackles in 11 games... Made his Eagle debut against Elon (9/22)... Recorded his first tackle at Western Carolina (10/6)... Posted three tackles against Howard (11/10)... Tallied a season-high four stops at Georgia (11/17).
PREP: Played for head coach Strait Herron at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C... Ranked as a two-star recruit by ESPN... Received All-Region honors in back-to-back seasons... Earned South Pointe Stallion “Iron Man” Award in 2010 and Skill Player of the Year Award in 2009... Lined up at a number of spots including quarterback, receiver and defensive back... Ranked as a top-50 player in the state of South Carolina... Helped lead team to the 2011 Class AAA State Title with a 42-27 victory over Bluffton... South Pointe finished 2011 with a 14-1 record... Finished with 67 tackles, 11 pass breakups and one pick... Named to The Herald’s All-Area Football Team... Selected to participate in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s All-Star game held at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium... Lettered four times in football and served as team captain his senior year... Also played basketball and track and field.
PERSONAL: Born Octavius Tirrel Hicklin on September 15, 1993 in Lancaster, S.C... Son of Regina and James Hardin and Marcel Sanders... Has four siblings.