Mike Hickmon a Youth Football coach of the D.E.A Dragons was shot death by Yaqub Talib, the older brother of former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib and the coach of the opposing football coach.The shooting ensued after a disagreement during a game in Lancaster, Texas on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
According to People, Yaqub , 39 turned himself into authorities on Monday Auguest 15 and has been charged with first-degree murder. Aqib Talib 36 will be taking time away from broadcasting “Thursday Night Football” on Amazon to focus on his family after his brother was charged with murder, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
This was a Coach for a youth football team in Dallas, Texas. I don’t know this Coach and I’ve never met him a day in my life… but I do know that he didn’t deserve to have his life taken in front of his 9 year old son over no damn little football. RIP Coach Mike?????? pic.twitter.com/XGU4nk674Z
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 14, 2022
In this article, we look into Mike’s family and how his death has left them in pain espcially beacuse his 9-year-old son, Mike Jr and his wife, Kenyetta Hickmon witnessed the shooting.
Mike Hickmon Wife & Children
Hickmon was married to Kenyetta Hickmon and the couple have three children, Ashley, 25; Emerie, 14; and Mike Jr., 9 who will have to figure out how to move on with their lives without their dad.
Hickmon’s cousing, Toronda gave a detaile interview stating that she could have never imagined that the Saturday’s event would have happened. Hickmon was at their sons every game and the family is sports-centric. “Their dad was dropping them off at practice, picking them up at practice. Him and Mike Jr. — they flew somewhere for a game. So, I don’t even know how they are going to go on without him. He was their biggest cheerleader.”
Besides deticating time for his family, Hickmon still had a heart for other children. He was the coach for the D.E.A Dragons for the past five years. “Mike loved children … this was a good person,” Alford says.
“He was a loving father and husband, and everything he did, he did from the heart. He was one of those, ‘What do you need me to do, how can I help?’ type of people.”
Alford went on to describe him as one one in a million. “I just hope that as a family, we can make him as proud as he made us.”
Mike Hickmon GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family in any way. In the GoFundMe, he is described as an an outstanding person and father who supported and gave when others were in need
“Mike was an outstanding person and father! Help keep his family and memory going. He supported and gave when others were in need and we want to continue in the same manner for his family. This is officially the family only page! All proceeds will go to his wife Kenyetta Hickmon”