The Michigan State Spartans were struck with tragedy last weekend when it was reported that former linebacker Mylan Hicks was killed in a shooting in Calgary. The Spartans will honor the late linebacker this weekend when they face off against the Indiana Hoosiers.
During his press conference on Tuesday, head coach Mark Dantonio announced the team would wear black socks and shoes while sporting a No. 6 decal on their helmets this weekend. This is because Hicks always expressed his love for the team’s black gear, so this is a special way to honor him.
Late DB Mylan Hicks loved @MSU_Football's black gear.
So, MSU will wear black shoes, black socks Saturday night. https://t.co/Ma2dNYyS9R
— Michigan St. on BTN (@MichiganStOnBTN) September 27, 2016
Hicks played for Michigan State from 2011-2014 and recorded 24 tackles and a sack as a reserve player during his career. No matter the size of the impact on the field, Hicks left a lasting legacy with the team and he will certainly always be missed.
The Spartans take the field against the Hoosiers at 8 p.m. ET in Bloomington on Saturday with the game airing on Big Ten Network.