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Saskatchewan Roughriders Sign Frankie Hickson for 2024 Season

3 Key Points:

  • Frankie Hickson re-signs with Saskatchewan Roughriders for the 2024 season.
  • Hickson’s role decreased in 2023 with fewer carries and yards compared to his rookie year.
  • Hickson holds the record for all-purpose yards at Liberty University, his alma mater.

Renewal with the Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have confirmed the retention of American running back Frankie Hickson. The new agreement secures Hickson’s place in the team for the upcoming 2024 season. A veteran of two seasons with the Riders, Hickson first arrived in 2022, where his performance earned him recognition as the team’s Most Outstanding Rookie.

Hickson’s 2022 Impact and Subsequent Dip

In his inaugural CFL season, Hickson’s agility was apparent as he made substantial yardage for the Roughriders. Carrying 85 times, he amassed 533 yards and scored one touchdown. His capabilities extended to receiving, with 17 catches yielding an additional 109 yards over 13 games played.

Challenging 2023 Season

Despite playing 10 games in 2023, Hickson’s contributions saw a decline. His carry count was reduced to 35, leading to 157 yards, and his reception statistics followed suit. The decrease in both usage and production raised questions about his role in the team’s offensive strategy for the upcoming season.

Collegiate Excellence

Before joining the CFL, Hickson had a distinguished collegiate career at Liberty University. Spanning five seasons with the Flames, he established himself as a reliable force in the backfield. With 610 carries, Hickson totaled 2,898 yards and crossed the end zone 30 times, becoming Liberty’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards at 4,494.

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