Two days after former Michigan State player Mylan Hicks was shot and killed in Calgary, the Spartans on Tuesday announced plans to honor his memory.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said at his press conference that the team will wear black socks, shoes and have Hicks’ No. 6 on the back of helmets for Saturday’s game at Indiana.
“He loved the black Spartan gear,” Dantonio said.
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 made 27 tackles in 32 career games at Michigan State, last playing for the Spartans in the 2014 season. He was playing for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League at the time of his death.
Michigan State will wear black socks, shoes and have the No. 6 in honor of Mylan Hicks. "He loved the black Spartan gear," Dantonio says."
— Luke Srodulski (@lsrodulski) September 27, 2016
Dantonio: Tough day Sunday (in wake of Hicks' death). No question it's been a challenge, but we have to get on with it. That's how he was.
— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) September 27, 2016