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    Hayworth Hicks

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    ISU Football: New lineman had tough decision
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    AMES, Iowa Hayworth Hicks didn't want to come to Iowa State.

    On his official visit in May, Hicks looked for anything negative that would persuade him to stay in California. His family's house was under foreclosure. He thought about giving up football and getting a job to help his father, Robert Hicks, pay the family bills.

    But then he met coach Gene Chizik, and his plans went out the window. Chizik sold Hicks on playing at Iowa State. Hicks committed before his visit ended.

    So in June, the 6-foot-3, 323-pound sophomore offensive tackle boarded a plane and flew more than 1,600 miles from home to get a head start on the 2008 football season while ignoring the thoughts of abandoning his family that swirled through his head.


    Let Prohm's Posse Ride: Hallice, Brady, Stu, Lard, Naz, Deonte, Monte, Matt, Simeon, Jordan, and Babb.

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    Re: Hayworth Hicks

    This has been posted previously, but it's definitely a good read!



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    Re: Hayworth Hicks

    Sorry about that. I thnk it is quite the story. I hope he makes it to the next level.


    Let Prohm's Posse Ride: Hallice, Brady, Stu, Lard, Naz, Deonte, Monte, Matt, Simeon, Jordan, and Babb.

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    Re: Hayworth Hicks

    Wow! That is an extremely tough situation. He sounds like a solid individual and I really hope he works hard and earns an NFL position or gets a good degree to help out his family. He just became one of my favorite players!



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    Re: Hayworth Hicks

    Oh man, I hope the NCAA doesn't read this:

    It wasn't unusual for one of the three boys to get paid under the table to avoid paying taxes.



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    Re: Hayworth Hicks

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Oh man, I hope the NCAA doesn't read this:
    I'd worry more about the IRS.



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    Re: Hayworth Hicks

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Oh man, I hope the NCAA doesn't read this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I'd worry more about the IRS.
    theyre both corrupt



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