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Nyheim Hines | Running Back

Team: North Carolina State Wolfpack
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190

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NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Hines (5'9/190) leaves for the NFL after putting in a successful 2017 campaign in which he rushed for 1,113 yards (5.6 YPC) and 12 touchdowns. He earned first-team All-ACC recognition for that fine work. While this was his first season with more than 300 yards rushing, he's consistently served as a receiving weapon, having logged at least 20 catches in each of his three years with the Wolfpack (including a healthy 43 grabs in 2016). He also has extensive experience as a kick returner. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline views him as a prospect likely to be swept off the board in the third or fourth round this spring. Jan 12 - 1:32 PM

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NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines carried 16 times for 73 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's 52-31 victory in the Sun Bowl against Arizona State.

Hines also hauled in a 28-yard reception to put him over 100 total yards from scrimmage. He did a great job running behind the Band of Brothers, nickname for the Wolfpack offensive line. He'll be back in 2018, as will four of the five starts on that vaunted O-line, so you can expect more performances like this in 2018.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 08:15:00 PM

NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 33-21 win over North Carolina.

Hines did not find the end zone in the first half, but boy howdy did he make his mark after the two teams reconvened from their respective locker rooms. The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder bolted for a 54-yard touchdown run in the closing seconds of the third quarter, then doubled up with a 48-yard scoring scamper with less than a minute gone off the fourth quarter clock. Hines finishes the regular season having rushed for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns. He notched at least 80 yards on the ground in eight of 12 contests.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline says NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines "can score from any point on the field."

In Saturday's win over Boston College, Hines rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries while adding two receptions and three punt returns for 77 yards. "Possessing game breaking speed as well as the foot quickness to create yardage, Hines makes defenders miss and can run to daylight if given the slightest bit of open space," Pauline wrote. "While not an every down ball carrier for the next level Hines is the type of player that can line up as a situational runner, a pass catcher out of the backfield or in the slot as well as a return specialist. His home run hitting speed will be sought out once he’s available for the draft."
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 01:16:00 PM

NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the school's 17-14 win over Boston College on Saturday.

Hines' 50-yard touchdown displayed great patience behind the line of scrimmage, as his initial path was rerouted. Hines really picked up the offense with his play, as Ryan Finley could get nothing going in the passing game.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 04:03:00 PM

NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against Clemson.

Hines has been practicing sans contact this week as he continues on the recovery trail after injuring his ankle against Notre Dame last weekend. He should be able to play on Saturday barring a late change. The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder has rushed for 654 yards (5.5 YPC) and six touchdowns while catching 16 passes for 89 yards in eight games this season. Reggie Gallaspy will be waiting in the wings should Hines be limited against the Tigers.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 01:20:00 PM

NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines (ankle) is day-to-day.

Hines injured his ankle in the first half of Saturday's loss to Notre Dame. Wolfpack HC Dave Doeren said on Monday that the 5-foot-9, 190-pounder junior has begun to feel better and is walking around without issue. We'll know more about his availability for Saturday's showdown with Clemson later in the practice week. Reggie Gallaspy would likely draw the start if Hines can't give it a go.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 06:55:00 PM

Per the NBC broadcast, NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines (ankle) is expected to be able to return to Saturday's game against Notre Dame.

Hines left for the locker room in the first quarter after suffering the ankle injury. Following an X-ray, he returned to the sideline to have his dinged up hoof taped. Just how much work he might or might not see for the remainder of the contest will likely depend on his pain tolerance. Reggie Gallaspy figures to see his fair share of work regardless with Hines now limited.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 04:38:00 PM

NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines appeared to injure his leg in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Notre Dame and was subsequently taken to the locker room.

Hines is currently undergoing an X-ray, so we should have further information as to his playing status for the remainder of the contest in due time. For now, consider him questionable to return. Reggie Gallaspy will likely see a bump in carries with Hines out.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 04:25:00 PM

NC State junior RB Nyheim Hines rushed for 135 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in the school's 35-17 win over Pitt on Saturday.

Hines exploded through great blocking and kept his balance on a low hit to score on an 83-yard touchdown run. It was a great team and individual effort. This is his third straight 100-plus yard rushing game.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 03:48:00 PM

North Carolina State junior RB Nyheim Hines accumulated 220 total yards and scored twice in the 39-25 upset win over Louisville on Thursday.

Hines (5'9/197) was everywhere for the Wolfpack, showing impressive burst as a back -- 102 yards on 18 carries -- and as a kick returner, as his 48-yard kick return set up a score for NC State. Both of his scores gave the Wolfpack double-digit leads; an 11-yarder in the first to make it 17-7, and a seven yarder late in the second to make it 24-13. Hines doesn't have prototypical size, but his shiftiness and versatility should allow him to play on Sundays someday.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 11:56:00 PM

North Carolina State junior RB Nyheim Hines rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in the school's 49-16 win over Furman.

Furman is an 0-3 FCS team. Hines' touchdown run was really nice, as he followed a lead block on the right side, swiftly cut it upfield and outran all pursuers.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 05:08:00 PM

North Carolina State junior RB/WR Nyheim Hines ran the 100-meter dash in 10.49s in April at the Virginia Challenge meet.

He also clocked a 6.71s 60-meter dash at the ACC Indoor Championships in February. Hines, one of the fastest players in college football, averaged 24.4 yards per kickoff return last year. He ran one back 100 yards for a touchdown in the Independence Bowl against Vanderbilt. Hines was primarily used as a receiver his first two years -- he caught 43 passes for 525 yards last season -- but shifted to RB this spring as the Wolfpack attempts to replace Matt Dayes.
Fri, May 26, 2017 02:21:00 PM

ESPN's David M. Hale writes that junior RB Nyheim Hines "might be an intriguing option to replace some of (Matt) Dayes’ skill set."

"The junior worked primarily as a receiver his first two years," Hale writes, "but he’s shifty and quick, and, as (HC Dave) Doeren said, is a much better weapon with the ball in his hands." Hines shifted to running back this spring, with Doeren noting that "[i]t allows us to feed him the ball differently, and we can get him in and out of the backfield and match up against some linebackers that don’t cover well in space." He caught 43 passes for 525 yards last season.
Thu, May 25, 2017 06:32:00 PM

North Carolina State moved junior WR Nyheim Hines to RB.

This was an expected move with 1,000-yard rusher Matt Dayes out the door. There's plenty of touches for Hines to soak up. Dayes led the Wolfpack with 281 touches last year ago. Nobody else on the team had 100. With Reggie Gallaspy and Johnny Frasier being limited or held out of spring practices, Hines will receive the bulk of the RB reps. The speedy weapon posted a 43-525-0 line last year as primarily a receiver.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 12:49:00 PM