Cyprian Hedrick returns to Tulsa for his second season with the club. The center back from Cameroon is entering his eighth season in the league and is in the record books for his durability, sitting at 15th all-time with 166 regular season USL Championship matches played. His 13,854 league minutes come in at 10th all-time since league records started being kept in 2013, Hedrick’s first season in the USL Championship.
Last year, Hedrick proved that durability in his first season in Tulsa, playing every minute of his 33 appearances and missing just a single match due to yellow card suspension. His 2,970 minutes led the team last season as Cyprian wore the captain's armband in all 33 of his matches.
2017 saw Hedrick move to San Antonio FC for the club's second-ever USL Championship season. Hedrick continued with San Antonio FC for the 2018 season, making 36 appearances over the two seasons and scoring his first career USL Championship goal in 2018.
He moved to OKC Energy FC for three seasons from 2014-2016 after Phoenix FC dissolved. Hedrick played in 73 matches, starting 62 times, in three seasons with Energy FC.
Hedrick was selected 30th overall in the 2012 MLS Superdraft by Sporting Kansas City. He was with the club throughout their 2012 MLS Season and U.S. Open Cup title run, but he did not make an appearance. In 2013, he signed with USL Championship's Phoenix FC, and he made 24 starts in his first professional season.
Hedrick attended San Jacinto State Junior College for two years, playing soccer there before transferring to play his final three years of eligibility at Coastal Carolina University. He scored one goal in the 2009 season and was instrumental in 2010's defensive unit which ranked third in the Big South Conference in goals allowed per game (1.14) and second in the conference in shutouts (8). CCU made two appearances in the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2011. Hedrick was selected to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I All-South Atlantic Team by the NSCAA and First Team All-Big South. He also earned Big South Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named to the 2011 NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar All-American first team. In the offseason, he played for the Fresno Fuego in the PDL.