December 31, 2007

Wicks prepared for life by going to school

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-Eric Wicks will leave West Virginia, probably in several days, as one of the most highly decorated soldiers in the Rich Rodriguez era.

In a defense that rarely had stars since Rodriguez took over the program in 2001 and then departed it on Dec. 16, Wicks was stellar.

Three days before West Virginia's meeting with 7 -point favorite Oklahoma, these are the numbers for the 6-foot-1, 205-pound safety who will be playing his final game on the natural turf of Phoenix University Stadium, nearby.

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