Athlete of the Week: Tommy Hicks

We will be nominating a athlete for AOTW every week.


Lucia Isenberg

Tommy had 64 yards and a touchdown against Bellwood but suffered a awful leg injury in game two against Central that put him out for the rest of the season.

Name: Tommy Hicks

Sport: Football

Grade: 11


Before Tommy suffered a gruesome leg injury he was a major leader on the football team and had 26 rushes for 64 yards and a touchdown against Bellwood.

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Tommy Hicks: My father signed me up when I was 7 years old.

EE: What other sports do you play?

TH: Wrestling and track

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

TH: Pittsburgh Steelers

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

TH: JuJu Smith-Schuster

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

TH: My hero is my mom. She is always there for me and tells me hard times will soon lead to happiness.

EE: Favorite band/musician?

TH: Kid Cudi

EE: Favorite movie?

TH: 6th Man

EE: Favorite food?

TH: Grapes

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

TH: Life won’t send warning shots. You have to be ready to deal with adversity.

EE: What are your future goals?

TH: Right now it is to get my leg ready for next football season.