One year ago, Calgary Stampeders defensive back Mylan Hicks had his life taken in an act of violence.
Mylan Hicks, who was tragically lost a year ago today, will be in our hearts forever. A great teammate and friend. We miss you. pic.twitter.com/meZP1VSChy
— Calgary Stampeders (@calstampeders) September 25, 2017
Hicks was gunned down outside of a Calgary night club.
Calgary dedicated the rest of the 2017 season to the memory of Hicks with defensive back Jamar Wall changing his jersey number from 29 to 31, which had been worn by Hicks. His mother, Renee Hill, made the trip to Toronto from Detroit to watch the Stampeders face Ottawa in the Grey Cup game.
The Stampeders changed their third jersey after the Hicks tragedy. Calgary now wears a modified version of their black jersey. The jersey’s shoulder patch, which features crossed pistols, has since been covered.
“The team made the decision to cover the shoulder patch worn by the players on the field for the remainder of the 2016 season to acknowledge last month’s tragic loss of Mylan Hicks,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “The Stampeders’ black jersey has been very popular with many of our fans and players since we became the first CFL team to wear an alternate jersey in 1994 and it will remain an important part of our identity. Following the season, we will review all options in regards to potential changes to the design of the jersey.”
Thoughts about Hicks were shared by former teammates.
— Derek Dennis (@6BONECRUSHER3) September 25, 2017
Everything u represented…i miss u brodie. Rest in paradise! #mh
— BG (@BGrant84) September 25, 2017
Will never forget pic.twitter.com/aSFnNioIGq
— Alex Singleton (@alexsingleton49) September 25, 2017
Gone but Never Forgotten…Rest in Heaven #MylanHicks
— Tank Reed (@Tank_Reed1911) September 25, 2017
Today is going to be a tough 1 for me. Last yr on this day we suffered a tough lost. My brother Mylan Hicks will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/p87GAQktgX
— Osagie Odiase (@smurffdblf) September 25, 2017