#6 Ben Hicks

QB | Sr | 6-1 | 217 | Waco, Texas | Midway HS / SMU

**Transferred to Arkansas from SMU after 2018 season**

2019 (SENIOR): Played in seven games in his final year of college football and first with the Hogs, starting four at quarterback … Named the starting QB before the season opener … Threw for 738 yards and two touchdowns on 65-of-137 passing … Started the first two games of the year against Portland State and Ole Miss … Went 14-for-29 against the Vikings, accumulating 143 passing yards in the 20-13 victory … Connected with eight different receivers in the game, hitting four Hogs for three or more receptions, including Mike Woods with five … Played the first half of Arkansas’ game at Ole Miss on Sept. 7, going 7-for-16 with 98 yards before sitting out the second half … Threw his first touchdown in relief against Texas A&M on Sept. 28, going 15-of-27 for 188 yards in the contest … Connected with Woods on a 13-yard pass in the second quarter to give Arkansas a 17-14 lead … Earned his best Pro Football Focus grades against the Aggies, with a passing mark of 79.6 and an overall offensive grade of 82.3 … Put together a 5-for-8 line against Kentucky on Oct. 12, throwing for 81 yards … Started Arkansas’ game against Auburn on Oct. 19, finishing with 182 yards on 19-of-39 passing, finding C.J. O’Grady on a 45-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter … Made his final start against Mississippi State (Nov. 2), completing four passes for 44 yards … Also saw action in the season finale against Missouri on Nov. 29 … Finished his collegiate career with 9,819 passing yards.

2018 (JUNIOR): Played in 12 games, starting nine… Registered 208 completions for 2,582 yards and 19 touchdowns…  Finished career at SMU as the all-time leader in passing yards (9,081), total offense (8,977), TD passes (71), TDs responsible for (74), completions (718) and 300-yard games (12)… AWARDS: A member of the Manning Award, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose and Touchdown Club of Columbus Players to Watch watch lists… Named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5) and to the Honor Roll (Oct. 22)… Was a weekly honor roll selection by the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award (Oct. 23)… A preseason selection by Athlon Sports and No. 11 on College Football News Preseason All-AAC Top 30 Players list.

2017 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 13 games… Completed 276 passes (4th all-time at SMU) for 3,569 yards (2nd at SMU) and 33 touchdowns… Rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown… Ranked ninth nationally in passing TDs, 18th in passing yards and 21st in completions per game (21.23) and passing yards per game (274.5)… Posted a career-best 41 completions for 397 yards at Houston… Connected on four TD passes on five occasions… Ranks 12th among active leaders in passing yards per game (260.0), 15th in completions per game (20.40) and 21st in total offense per game (258.5)… Responsible for 34 TDs… second most in a season at SMU… Ranks in the top-5 at SMU for career passing yards (6,499, 2nd), TDs responsible for (55, 3rd), Total offense (6,463, 4th) and completions (510, 4th)… RECORDS: Set the SMU single-season record with 33 TDs… Holds the career record with 52 TDs… AWARDS: Named Athlon Sports All-AAC fourth team and the No. 22 player on its College Football Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks list.

2016 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games, starting 11…Was thrust into a starting role after Matt Davis was lost for the season during the season opener at North Texas…First career completion was an 88-yard TD pass to Courtland Sutton, which was the fifth-longest pass play in SMU history…Finished the season 234-for-422 for 2,930 yards with 19 passing touchdowns and two rushing TDs…Registered three 300-yard passing games (302 at Tulane, 380 vs. USF, 331 vs. Navy)… SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: His 2,930 passing yards ranks eighth, while his 19 passing TDs is tied for seventh…AWARDS: Named Honorable Mention Freshman All-American by Campus Insiders, CBS Sports’ Freshman of the Week (Houston), American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Houston), Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll (Houston), Davey O’Brien ‘Great 8” Quarterback list (Houston), Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll (at Tulane).

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-star ESPN recruit… Ranked No. 2 at the Elite 11 QB Camp… Rated the nation’s No. 22 quarterback (pocket passer) and the No. 64 player overall in Texas by ESPN.com… Ranked by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football as the No. 5 QB in Texas… Led Midway to a 12-1 record in 2014, completing 67% of his passes for over 3,500 yards and 28 TDs with just six picks… Also rushed for nine scores… Named the 2014 District 12-6A Offensive MVP as well as first-team All-District… Had offers from Florida, Michigan, Houston, Indiana and Texas Tech among others… Coached by Terry Gambill at Waco Midway.