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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; After graduating from Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, CA. (in suburban Sacramento), emerging Saints star DE Akiem Hicks became known for one thing above all of the other attributes that he possessed after enrolling at Sacramento City Junior ...

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After graduating from Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, CA. (in suburban Sacramento), emerging Saints star DE Akiem Hicks became known for one thing above all of the other attributes that he possessed after enrolling at Sacramento City Junior College: raw power. Shortly after enrolling at Sacramento City, Hicks got a reputation for being a relentless competitor in the weight room. He’d put plates upon plates upon plates on the bar, and when there was no more room for plates on the leg extension, he’d stack them up. That’s how strong he was in the weight room, and it’s that same raw power that has made the 3rd year pro one of the rising young defensive stars in the entire NFL.

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Old 07-31-2014, 01:05 PM   #2
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Re: Saints DE Akiem Hicks Powers His Way to “Superstar” Status

This kid is about to blow up guys. By the end of this year people will be talking about him as an elite lineman just like they did with Jordan. Except I think Hicks is actually maybe a little better.
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I read Hicks and Strief got into it a little bit today at practice.
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