|No. 21 – Indianapolis Colts|
|Position:||Running back Punt returner|
|Born:||November 12, 1996|
Garner, North Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||196 lb (89 kg)|
|High school:||Garner (Garner, North Carolina)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Hines attended Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina. 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. He committed to North Carolina State University to play college football.
Hines played at NC State from 2015 to 2017 under head coach Dave Doeren. As a junior in 2017, he rushed for 1,112 yards on 197 carries with 12 touchdowns. After the season, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He finished his career with 1,400 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.
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. 
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft 8+3⁄8 in
|4.38 s||1.52 s||2.55 s||4.35 s||7.18 s||35.5 in
|9 ft 11 in
|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. 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. In the following game, a 21–9 victory over the Washington Redskins, Hines scored his first professional touchdown, an eight-yard rush. In Week 4, against the Houston Texans, Hines had nine receptions for 63 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the overtime loss. Overall, he finished his rookie season with 314 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 63 receptions, 425 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. In the Wild Card Round against the Houston Texans, he played but recorded no meaningful statistics in his playoff debut, a 21–7 victory. In the Divisional Round against the Kansas City Chiefs, he had three carries for 24 rushing yards in the 31–13 loss.
In Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers, Hines returned two punts for touchdowns, the first one being an 84-yard return and the second one being a 71-yard return, during the 38–6 win. He became the first player since Darius Reynaud in 2012 to have two punt returns for a touchdown in a single game. In addition, he became the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat. Overall, Hines finished the 2019 season with 52 carries for 199 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with 44 receptions for 320 receiving yards.
In the Colts' 2020 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Hines rushed for 28 yards and a rushing touchdown and caught eight passes for 45 yards and a receiving touchdown in the 27–20 loss. In Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, Hines recorded 54 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the 41–21 victory. In Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football, he had 115 scrimmage yards, one rushing touchdown, and one receiving touchdown in the 34-17 victory.
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