2006 Football Roster

Hakeem Nicks

88 Hakeem Nicks

  • Position
    Wide Receiver
  • Class
  • Hometown
    Charlotte, NC
  • High School




• 2008 First-Team All-ACC by ACSMA/AP
• 2007 First-Team All-ACC by Rivals.com
• 2007 Second-Team All-ACC by The Associated Press

2008: First-team All-ACC selection at wide receiver is the first Tar Heel since Julius Peppers in 2001 to declare for the NFL Draft after his junior season • Needed just three seasons to set 14 school records at Carolina, including career receptions (181), career receiving yards (2,580) and career touchdowns (21) • Totaled 68 catches for school records of 1,222 yards and 12 touchdowns this season • The 68 receptions tied for third in school history • Led the ACC and ranks 12th nationally with 94.0 receiving yards per game • Also ranked second in the league with 5.2 receptions per game and sixth with 106.9 all-purpose yards per game • Rushed for 39 yards and a score on five carries • Scored 13 touchdowns, including 12 via reception, to rank ninth in the ACC in scoring (third in TD scoring) • Has at least three receptions in all 13 games • Caught at least one pass in 26 straight games and had a catch in 35 of 36 career games • Holds the school record with 10 100-yard receiving games, including five this season • Set the UNC single-season receiving yardage record and became Carolina's first 1,000-yard receiver in the win at Duke • Named one of the Tar Heels' offensive players of the week in wins over Rutgers, Miami, Notre Dame, Boston College and Duke • Had a career-best performance in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against West Virginia with eight catches for a career-high 217 yards and three scores • Broke UNC records for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a bowl game in the first half • Scored in receptions of 73, 66 and 25 yards • Recorded several impressive catches against the Mountaineers, including a behind-the-back grab that was ESPN's No. 1 play of the bowl season • Also took sole possesion of school records for career receptions and career and single-season touchdown catches against West Virginia • Had three catches for 38 yards and a 25-yard TD from T.J. Yates at Duke • Caught four balls for 56 yards versus NC State • Had three catches for 57 yards at Maryland • Caught three passes for 72 yards and a touchdown in the win over No. 20 Georgia Tech • Set the Carolina career receiving yardage mark on a 28-yard pass from T.J. Yates in the fourth quarter • Had the finest game of his career in the win over No. 23 Boston College with four touchdowns (3 receiving, 1 rushing) en route to ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors • Caught eight passes for 139 yards and rushed three times for 31 yards • Scored on catches of 26, 40 and 43 yards in the second quarter for the most TD receptions in a single game by a Tar Heel since Chesley Borders caught four at Arizona State in 2002 • Four TDs versus the Eagles were the most by a Tar Heel since Ronnie McGill rushed for four against Furman in 2006 • Caught six passes for 90 yards at Virginia • Matched a career-high with nine catches for a season-best 141 yards against Notre Dame • Broke Octavus Barnes' school record with his eighth career 100-yard game against the Irish • Became just the sixth 2,000-yard receiver in school history against Connecticut after making three catches for 55 yards and a TD • Posted five catches for 133 yards and a 74-yard TD at Miami for his seventh career 100-yard game and the third most yards of his career • Brought the Tar Heels within three points in the fourth quarter with a 74-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter • The 74-yard grab was his longest play since 2006 • Caught four passes for 51 yards against Virginia Tech • Made six catches for 63 yards and equaled a career high with two touchdowns at Rutgers • Had TD receptions of nine and 11 yards against the Scarlet Knights • Posted sixth career 100-yard game with six catches for 110 yards against McNeese State.

2007: Set a single-season school record with 74 catches for 958 yards and five touchdowns • The 958 yards are the third most in school history • Finished second in the ACC with 79.8 receiving yards per game and third with 6.17 catches per contest • Caught at least eight passes in four of the last eight games • Has a catch in 22 of 23 games played and at least two grabs in each game this year • Set Carolina's single-season reception record in the final game of the season with six catches for 38 yards against Duke • Had his fifth career 100-yard game with seven catches for a season-best 162 yards and a score at Georgia Tech • Scored on a 14-yard pass from T.J. Yates • Made five catches for 56 yards at NC State • Caught eight passes for 88 yards and a 30-yard touchdown in the win over Maryland • Named one of the team's offensive players of the week for his efforts • Had a career-best nine catches for 87 yards at Wake Forest • Despite playing on an injured ankle in the second half, matched a career-high with eight catches for 114 yards against South Carolina • Surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for his career in the win over Miami • Posted team-highs of five catches and 76 yards vs. the Canes • Sprung Brandon Tate on his 54-yard reverse with a key down-field block • Registered a career-best eight catches for 94 yards at Virginia Tech • Made a team-best three catches for 32 yards at USF • Had his third career 100-yard game against Virginia with 113 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches • Had a 4-yard score late in the first half and added an impressive 53-yard catch-and-run TD in the third quarter • Had six catches for 77 yards, including a 37-yard score at East Carolina • Caught two passes for 21 yards in the win over James Madison.

2006: Started all 11 games that he played, missing one game (South Florida) with an ankle sprain • Led the team and set Carolina single-season records for receptions (39) and receiving yards (660) by a freshman • Ranked third in the ACC in receiving yards per game (60.0) and eighth in receptions per game (3.6) • Had seven receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's 45-44 victory at Duke • It was his second 100-yard receiving games of the season • Hauled in an 83-yard touchdown catch, the fifth-longest pass play in UNC history, in the first quarter against Duke • Caught four passes for 36 yards, including a long of 19, against Georgia Tech • Had his best game as a Tar Heel with six catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the loss at Notre Dame • Set a UNC single-game freshman record with 171 yards receiving at Notre Dame • Hauled in a 72-yard touchdown pass from Joe Dailey which ties for the 20th-longest pass play in school history • Had three catches for a team-high 84 yards, including a career-best 44-yarder in the fourth quarter to the WF 3-yard line • Led the team with three catches for 40 yards, including a long of 24, at Virginia • Did not play against USF due to a high ankle sprain against Miami • Caught a 37-yard pass at the Clemson 2-yard line in the first half, which led to Carolina's only score of the day • Suffered a high ankle sprain on that play and did not return • Had one reception for 17 yards at Clemson • Made two catches for 60 yards against Furman, including an incredible 40-yard reception at the Paladins 6-yard line, which led to a field goal • Also had three kickoff returns for 50 yards, including a long of 19, against Furman • Led the team with five receptions for 35 yards, including a long of 19, against Virginia Tech • Also had a 28-yard kickoff return against the Hokies • Named ACC Rookie of the Week after his performance against Rutgers • Had a sensational debut in his first career game, starting against Rutgers and catching seven passes for 63 yards and a touchdown • His seven catches tied the single-game school record for a freshman • Caught his first touchdown on a two-yard pass from Joe Dailey to cut the Rutgers lead to 21-16.

Independence High School
SuperPrep All-America • EA Sports First-Team All-America • Ranked the No. 8 player in North Carolina and the No. 22 wide receiver in the country by SuperPrep • Named MVP of the 4-AA state championship game after leading Independence (15-0) to a 38-19 win over New Bern • Had eight receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns (11 and 80 yards) in Independence's 92nd-straight victory • Did not lose a game in his high school career • Named to the North Carolina Associated Press All-State team • Named the Charlotte Observer Offensive Player of the Year • Ranked the No. 4 player in North Carolina and No. 31 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com • Considered the No. 9 player in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer • Member of North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team • Caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the Shrine Bowl • Had three catches for 42 yards in the Shrine Bowl • Ranked first in the state of North Carolina with 93 receptions for 1,819 yards and 20 touchdowns, including 10 in the playoffs, as a senior • Had three straight games with 10 or more catches • Coached by Tommy Knotts.

Son of Lisa Mason and Robert Nicks • Stepmother is Vernice Simpson • Born January 14, 1988 • Enrolled in the General College.


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