Former North Carolina State and Garner High track and football standout Nyheim Hines was the talk of the NFL Combine today after clocking a blazing 4.38 second 40-yard dash, the fastest among running back prospects. Hines ran 4.39 on his first attempt prior to clocking 4.38 on his second attempt.
Hines ran for 1,112 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for nine-win North Carolina State and was a first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference after averaging 143.7 all-purpose yards per game, leading the ACC and ranking fifth among power-conference players.
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Hines was also a Wolfpack track star. He was an ACC champion and all-American running the leadoff leg for the school's 4x100m relay team and was also an all-conference pick in the 100m and 60m.
According to reports, Hines has already met with several teams - the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots among them - and should be a relatively early draft pick. His track prowess probably earned him a lot more money after that Draft performance.
For comparison, former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, widely anticipated to be among the Top 5 picks in April's Draft, clocked in at 4.40 seconds in his 40 at the combine.