PFF Tabs Hicks Third-Team All-American
Elijah Hicks has been selected as a third-team All-American by Pro Football Focus after previously earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors from PFF, as well as the Associated Press, Jon Wilner's College Football Hotline and the league's coaches. The All-American nod is the first of his career.
Below are notes on Hicks with an extended bios available by clicking on his name.
Elijah Hicks, S, 5-11, 200, Sr., 5th Season At Cal, Long Beach, CA (La Mirada HS/St. John Bosco HS)
2021 All-American Selections – Third Team (Pro Football Focus)
2021 All-Pac-12 Selections – First Team (Associated Press, Jon Wilner's College Football Hotline, Pac-12 Coaches, Pro Football Focus)
— 2021 Campbell Trophy, Jason Witten Collegiate Man Of The Year and Wuerffel Trophy Semifinalist as a senior when he started all 12 games and led the team while co-leading the Pac-12 with a career-high four forced fumbles and 0.33 forced fumbles per game (#T11 NCAA)
— Also co-led the 2021 squad with a career-high three interceptions that are tied for third in the Pac-12, while he was second on the 2021 team with 72 tackles and added 5.5 tackles for loss (-15 yards), 1.0 sack (-8 yards) and two pass breakups, with the tackles, tackles for loss and tackle for loss yards all career highs
— Played in all 54 games possible with 46 starts over five seasons at Cal from 2017-21 and finished his career with 213 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss (-40 yards), 3.0 sacks (-15 yards), five interceptions that he returned for 66 yards and one touchdown, 14 pass breakups and six forced fumbles