• Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll, 2014-15 and 2015-16
• Dean's List, Spring 2015
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
AT GEORGIA STATE: Backup defender working at defensive end ... Appeared in three games in 2016 and made two tackles ... Did not see any game action in 2015 ... Played inside linebacker as a true freshman ... Saw action in six of the final seven games, primarily on special teams ... Credited with tackles against Arkansas State and South Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL: Collected 35 tackles with 10 tackles for loss ... Played for coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High School ... Helped Stephenson to a berth in the state playoffs.
PERSONAL: Full name is Malik Sherrod Ricks ... Parents are Wayne and Micha Ricks ... Born Feb. 3, 1996 ... Majoring in computer information systems.