A native of Minden, Nev. and an offensive lineman, Wilcks earned Associated Press All-American honors in 1981. His devastating blocking was a key reason running back Frank Hawkins led the nation in rushing that season. During Wilcks’ four years at Nevada, the Pack compiled an impressive 32-13-1 record. In 1998, he was named to the school’s Team of the Century. He was a four-year starter and a two-time All-Big Sky Conference selection.