Former college RB, current youth football head coach, shot during youth game
A former college RB and youth football coach was reportedly shot and killed over the weekend.
According to Eric Capper, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at North Texas, former UNT running back Michael “Mike” Hickmon was shot and killed during a youth football game over the weekend. Hickmon was coaching in his son’s youth football team during the incident.
According to RedditCFB, Hickmon the game took place in Lancaster, Texas. The reported suspect in the shooting is the brother of Aqib Talib, who reportedly opened fire after a disagreement with officials.
Former North Texas RB Mike Hickmon was shot and killed Saturday at a youth football game in Lancaster, TX.
The primary suspect is the brother of former NFL CB Aqib Talib, and began shooting after a disagreement with officials about the game. https://t.co/hmb9K1w5gA
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 15, 2022
Hickmon played collegiately for the Mean Green from 1998-2002 and finished his career with 718 rushing yards and 7 total touchdowns. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hickmon’s family and the community.