Wolfpack running back Nyheim Hines has decided to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL draft. A junior in 2017, Hines was a two-sport all-conference performer during his career.
“We appreciate Nyheim’s contributions to the entire athletic program as a multisport athlete,” said head coach Dave Doeren. “He could’ve played college football anywhere in the country but he chose to stay home and come to NC State. He has made an impact on and off the football field.”
Hines, a first-team All-ACC choice at running back and a third-team choice at specialist, averaged 143.7 all-purpose yards per game in 2017 – the top mark in the ACC and the fifth-best mark among players from Power 5 conferences. The Garner native was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation’s most versatile player.
“I would like to thank the coaches for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play at my dream school. I appreciate everybody at NC State who has helped me along the way. Last, but not least, I want to thank Wolfpack Nation for always supporting me – even in high school – to help make my dream come true. NC State will always be a part of me wherever I am in life, and I will always be drawn back here.”
While competing with the NC State track team, Hines was an ACC Champion and All-American as the leadoff leg for the 4×100 meter relay team. He also earned All-ACC honors in the 100m and the 60m.
He plans to return to NC State to finish his degree