An athletic member of the Cowboys’ youthful secondary corps who is coming off a good showing during spring drills.
2006: Saw action in 10 games and finished with 10 tackles ... Had an interception against Florida Atlantic ... Had three tackles at Houston and two at Kansas State and Texas Tech ... Credited with two pass break-ups.
2005: Earned a start in the second game of his collegiate career and started six straight games at corner .... Finished the season with 30 tackles, two interceptions and four pass deflections ... Had three tackles and a forced fumble against Florida Atlantic ... In his debut against Montana State, was credited with two tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass break up ... Tied a career high with four tackles against Missouri and intercepted a pass at Texas A&M ... Recorded four tackles and a pass break up against Texas ... In the win over Arkansas State, Mickens had three tackles, a pass break up and an interception.
High School: One of the top rated defensive back prospects in Texas and a two-way star at Ozen High School ... A three-star prospect and one of the top 100 prospects in Texas, regardless of position, by Rivals.com ... On the defensive side, Mickens had 62 total tackles, four interceptions, caused two fumbles and recovered three fumbles as a senior ... Had an amazing 10 blocked field goal tries and broke up 10 passes .... On offense, he had 13 receptions for 360 yards and four touchdowns ... Postseason honors included first-team all-district, membership on the Port Arthur News Elite 22 and the Beaumont Enterprise super gold team ... Had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown against Houston Worthing ... Recruited by Nebraska, Auburn, Tulsa and UTEP.
Personal: Born Jan. 22, 1987 ... Son of Calvin and Rylond Mickens ... Economics major.