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Nyheim Hines (born November 12, 1996) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State.

Nyheim Hines
No. 21 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-12) November 12, 1996 (age 22)
Garner, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Garner (Garner, North Carolina)
College:NC State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-ACC (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:96
Rushing yards:345
Rushing touchdowns:2
Receptions:77
Receiving yards:499
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Hines attended Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina.[1] During his high school football career, he had 6,242 rushing yards, 7,299 total yards, and 126 touchdowns while playing for the Trojans. He scored seven touchdowns in a single game twice, which is among his 15 school records.[2] He committed to North Carolina State University to play college football.[3]

College careerEdit

Hines played at NC State from 2015 to 2017 under head coach Dave Doeren.[4][5] As a junior in 2017, he rushed for 1,112 yards on 197 carries with 12 touchdowns.[6] After the season, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[7][8] He finished his career with 1,400 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.[9]

In addition, Hines was a member of NC State's track team. At the ACC outdoor track and field championships he placed third in the 100 meters, with a personal-best time of 10.34 seconds. He also recorded a personal-best time of 21.31 seconds in 200 meters, placing him eighth. His personal-best in the 60 meters is 6.71 seconds, placing him third at the ACC indoor championships.[10][1]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Nyheim Hines Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 NC State ACC FR WR 13 48 243 5.1 1 20 256 12.8 1
2016 NC State ACC SO RB 12 13 44 3.4 0 43 525 12.2 0
2017 NC State ACC JR RB 13 197 1,113 5.6 12 26 152 5.8 0
Career NC State 258 1,400 5.4 13 89 933 10.5 1

Professional careerEdit

Hines' 4.38 second 40-yard dash was the fastest among 2018 NFL Draft Combine running backs.[11]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 8 in
(1.73 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
30 34 in
(0.78 m)
8 78 in
(0.23 m)
4.38 s 1.52 s 2.55 s 4.35 s 7.18 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Combine, bench from pro day.

Hines was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 4th round, 104th overall of the 2018 NFL Draft.[12] In his NFL debut, a season-opening 34–23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Hines had five carries for 19 rushing yards along with seven receptions for 33 receiving yards.[13] In the following game, a 21–9 victory over the Washington Redskins, Hines scored his first professional touchdown, an eight-yard rush.[14] In Week 4, against the Houston Texans, Hines had nine receptions for 63 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the overtime loss.[15] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 314 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 63 receptions, 425 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[16] In the Wild Card Round against the Houston Texans, he played but recorded no meaningful statistics in his playoff debut, a 21–7 victory.[17] In the Divisional Round against the Kansas City Chiefs, he had three carries for 24 rushing yards in the 31–13 loss.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Hines' twin sister, Nyah, competes for the NC State track and field team.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Newkirk, Sam. "What Nyheim Hines will remember most about his time at NC State". News Observer. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Nyheim Hines headed to N.C. State football program". News Observer. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Four-star RB Nyheim Hines has committed to NC State". SI.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Hale, David. "The hometown bond between two of the nation's best runners". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "NC State Coach Dave Doeren on RB Nyheim Hines". OMWY. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Decock, Luke. "Nyheim Hines productive and explosive – just when NCSU needs him the most – DeCock". News Observer. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Giglio, Joe; Wiseman, Steve. "Why NC State running back Nyheim Hines decided to enter the NFL draft". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  8. ^ NC State's Hines, Richardson leaving school early for NFL
  9. ^ "Nyheim Hines Career Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  10. ^ Giglio, Joe. "NC State's Nyheim Hines merges football, track". News Observer. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Friedlander, Brett. "NC State players stand out at NFL Combine – The North State Journal". nsjonline.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Arthur, Jake (April 28, 2018). "Indianapolis Colts Select Nyheim Hines with Pick 104 in NFL Draft". StampedeBlue.com. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts - September 9th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Allen, Scott. "Redskins-Colts takeaways: Washington's hot offense sure cooled down in a hurry". Washington Post. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  15. ^ "Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts - September 30th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  16. ^ "Nyheim Hines 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  17. ^ "Wild Card - Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans - January 5th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  18. ^ "Divisional Round - Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs - January 12th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Nyah Hines - 2015-16". NC State Wolfpack Athletics. Retrieved March 29, 2018.

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