NFL offensive guard who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
He attended the University of Nebraska, where he exhibited behavioral issues for which he later apologized for.
He signed a $47.5-million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012.
He was born to Carl Nicks Sr., who was surprised at his hospital job with Saints-themed decorations the week his son played in Super Bowl XLIV.
He was a member of the New Orleans Saints during their first-ever Super Bowl victory for which Drew Brees was the quarterback.