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#49 Adam Ickes
Position: WILL Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Page, Neb.
High School: Orchard
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2001, 2003, 2004)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2002, 2004, 2005)

2005 Outlook
Linebacker Adam Ickes (pronounced ICK-kiss) made his mark as a key reserve and a special teams standout in 2004. In his senior season, Ickes will look to play a more prominent role in a re-tooled Husker linebacking corps. Ickes will enter fall camp listed as the top backup to junior Stewart Bradley at the SAM linebacker position, and is also expected to again be a key special teams player.

Ickes finished the 2004 season with five total tackles, and scored a touchdown on a blocked punt return, helping key Nebraska's victory over Missouri. Ickes played sparingly in 2002 and 2003, after redshirting in his first season in the program. Ickes was scheduled to graduate in August with a degree in business administration and will be one of three Huskers to play the 2005 season as graduate students.

2004 (Junior)
Ickes played in all 11 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. He made five tackles on the year, including a career-high three stops against Baylor. Ickes made his biggest impact of the year against Missouri. With the score tied at 3-3 in the second quarter, Ickes scooped up a punt blocked by Andrew Shanle and returned the ball 16 yards for a touchdown. In the third quarter, Ickes forced a fumble by the Missouri punter that Shanle recovered and NU scored one play later to take control of the game en route to a 24-3 victory.

2003 (Sophomore)
Ickes played in victories over Iowa State and Texas A&M, as well as the Alamo Bowl against Michigan State, when he had an unassisted tackle.

2002 (Redshirt Freshman)
Ickes appeared in five games in 2002 and made a pair of unassisted tackles against Ole Miss in the Independence Bowl. Ickes also played against Utah State, Penn State, Missouri and Kansas State.

2001 (Redshirt)
A walk-on, Ickes redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Orchard HS)
Ickes was a standout for Coach Dan Sich at Orchard High School, where he played multiple positions. Ickes played quarterback, running back and tight end on offense and starred at linebacker and defensive end, helping Orchard to an 8-3 record and a state quarterfinal appearance as a senior. Ickes earned all-state honors as a senior and was an honorable-mention selection as both a freshman and sophomore. An honor roll student, Ickes earned 12 letters in high school–four each in football, basketball and track.

Personal
Ickes is the son of Robert and Shari Ickes, and was born on June 20, 1982. Ickes carries a 3.162 grade-point average and will earn his degree in business administration in August of 2005. He has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll six times during his Husker career. His older brother, Matt, was a reserve defensive back for the Huskers and lettered in 2001. Adam has volunteered his time with local hospital visits, American Education Week and School is Cool Week.

Ickes' Career Statistics

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

2001

Redshirted

2002

5/0

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

2003

3/0

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

2004

11/0

3

2

5

0-0

0-0

1-0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

19/0

6

2

8

0-0

0-0

1-0

0

0

0

0

0

Touchdown: 16-yard blocked punt return vs. Missouri, 2004

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