John Hicks, American football player, Died at 65


John Charles Hicks Jr. was born on March 21, 1951, and died on October 30, 2016.

He was an American footballer.

He was offensive lineman in the National Football League.

Hicks was best remembered for being the last lineman to be runner-up in the vote for the Heisman Trophy.

He played for the New York Giants from 1974 through 1977.

During April 1978, the Giants traded Hicks to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for offensive lineman Jim Clack and wide receiver Ernie Pough.

He never played for the Steelers.

John Hicks was married to his wife Cindy, with whom he had three daughters and one son.

He had three granddaughters and one grandson.

He died at his home due to complications from diabetes.

John Charles Hicks Jr. passed away at 65 years old.