Wed., 12:31pm: Former YSU running back found shot to death

AKRON — Former Youngstown State University running back Paris Wicks II, whose father is YSU hall-of-famer, was fatally shot last week behind an Akron convenience store, the Beacon Journal newspaper reported.

Wicks II was a high school football star at Akron Ellet and later played running back for YSU.

Wicks’ father, Paris Wicks, scored 30 touchdowns for YSU where he ranks No. 2 all-time in career rushing yards and holds single-game records for most touchdowns (5) and points (32).