Glen Ray Hines
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|No. 78, 70, 76|
|Born:||October 26, 1943|
El Dorado, Arkansas
|Died:||February 1, 2019 (aged 75)|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|AFL draft||1965 / Round: Red Shirt 2 / Pick: 10|
|Drafted by||Houston Oilers|
|NFL draft||1965 / Round: 6 / Pick: 82|
|Drafted by||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1966–1969||Houston Oilers (AFL)|
|1971–1972||New Orleans Saints|
Hines played collegiately for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and was drafted by the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals and the American Football League's Houston Oilers in 1965. In 1966, he signed with the Oilers and played for them until 1969 in the AFL, and in 1970 in the NFL. He played the 1971 and 1972 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, and retired after his final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1973. An accomplished pass blocker at a time when offensive linemen were severely restricted in the use of their hands to block pass rushers, he was an AFL All-Star game selection – the AFL version of the Pro Bowl – in 1968 and 1969.
A model of durability, from his first season in 1966 through his final season in 1973, Hines started and played in 115 consecutive NFL games, including three playoff games.
In 1964, Hines was the anchor of an offensive line that helped Arkansas win its only National Championship in football, and in 1965, he was a consensus All-American. The Houston Post named Hines the Southwest Conference Most Outstanding Player for the 1965 season, a rare honor for a lineman. In 1994, he was selected as a member of the Razorback All-Century team. He was named a member of the Express News San Antonio, All-Time Southwest Conference Football First-Team Offense in July 1989. In the December, 2005 issue, Hines was named to the Football Digest All-Time Houston Oilers Team. He was inducted into the Razorback Sports Hall of Honor in 2001 and the Union County (Arkansas) Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. In October 2018, Hines was inducted into the Southwest Conference Sports Hall of Fame.
Hines was diagnosed with advanced dementia due to his football career and donated his brain for analysis to the Boston University CTE Center. That analysis was pending as of February 2019. His son addressed this cognitive decline in an article published in Sports Illustrated.
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