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Bernard Hicks

Free safety Bernard Hicks is the lone senior starter in the secondary. Moreover, he is the only senior DB on the depth chart. He leads a secondary that is second in the nation in passes defended. Cal Sports Digest caught up with him recently after practice. Hicks talks about how great it is having a healthy Syd'Quan Thompson at CB and the early success of the 3-4 defense…

Bernard Hicks played strong safety last season in the 4-3 defensive scheme. This season the senior moved to free safety in the new 3-4 defense. Thus far, the switch has made tremendous strides. The Bears have allowed only 69 yards rushing per game, but more importantly, the secondary is second in the nation with 16 passes defended. Hicks recorded his first interception on the season against... Recommended Stories

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