Michigan State Athletics announced Friday that it has established the Mylan Hicks Memorial Football Scholarship Endowment in honor of the former Spartans football player who was shot to death Sunday. The endowment was established at the request and support of Hicks’ family and friends, the school said in a release.
Hicks, 23, played for the Spartans from 2010 -14.
“Mylan was the kind of guy who always had a gleam in his eye and he always brought something good out in you as a person,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said in the release. “One of the best things you can say about someone is that they’re a great teammate and if you listen this week to those who played with Mylan you kept hearing that over and over. He approached everything he did going 100 miles per hour and this scholarship will ensure his legacy endures forever with Spartan football.”
“The entire Spartan family is deeply saddened by the loss of Mylan Hicks,” Michigan State Director of Athletics Mark Hollis added in the release. “The establishment of this endowed scholarship by his friends is an ongoing reminder of a special person, great teammate and true Spartan.”
According to reports, police say Hicks was shot outside a Calgary nightclub early Sunday following an altercation and died later at a hospital. Police have charged a 19-year-old man with second-degree murder in the shooting. Hicks was playing for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League at the time of his death.
Gifts for the Mylan Hicks Memorial Football Scholarship Endowment Fund may be made by mail or online:
Send contributions to Michigan State University, Spartan Fund, 535 Chestnut Road, Suite 200, East Lansing, Mich., 48824-4005.
Go to spartanfund.net, click on the “Donate Now” link and choose “*Mylan Hicks Memorial Scholarship Endowment” from the drop-down menu.