Akiem Hicks is a well-known American football player. He has been playing as a defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. Hicks has been playing professional American football since 2012 and has been with three franchises to date.
Akiem Hicks was born as Akiem Jamar Hicks on November 16, 1989, in Elk Grove, California. The thirty-one years is American by nationality and is of mixed ethnic(African-American) background. His height is 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in), and his weight is 347 lb(157 kg).
Akiem has an estimated net worth of $40 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his short career of playing American football. Also, Akiem has earned a good amount through his brand endorsements and deals. He has appeared in several ads featuring new brands. The New Orleans Saints made Hicks a third-round pick out of the University of Regina in 2012.
Hicks earned $932,000 for his first-year contract with New Orleans. He played with the team for the next two seasons and earned a total of $2 Million. In 2015, He played with both Saints and Patriots, where he earned more than $1.2 Million as per his contracts. Hicks started a total of 30 games in 2013 and 2014, accruing 105 tackles and 6.5 sacks between those two seasons.
After his rough season in 2015, Akiem was transferred to Chicago Bears with a $5 million salary. He had a great season, and then In 2017, Akiem ended up signing for Chicago Bears with a deal worth $48 Million, including $30 million in guaranteed money.
Akiem started practicing American football right after graduating from High School. He even got an athletic scholarship from various universities. After the 2008 season, he was rated as a top junior college player and signed to play at LSU. In 2012, The Saints drafted Hicks in the third round, becoming the second-highest NFL draft pick in CIS history.
The football player had some outstanding time with the club for three seasons. Hicks played for New England Patriots. In 2016, Akiem signed a two-year contract with Chicago Bears. He had an outstanding season with his new team. The following year, He signed another four-year deal worth $48 Million. Akiem has had some injuries in recent times, making his presence a little thin.
Akiem seems to be the only child born to Frank Hicks and his wife, Desiree Hicks. His father served in the U.S Army and played a huge role in shaping his discipline and concentration. After graduating from Sel Campo High Schook, He enrolled in Sacramento City College and signed to play with the Louisiana State University football team.
The Relationship Status of Akiem mysterious to the public. He has become very much successful in keeping his personal life away from the media. Hicks is a married man living a happy life along with his wife and his children.
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