A.J. Hines
A.J.  Hines


Wilson, N.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 225



Conley, Hines Named HERO Sports Preseason All-Americans

Senior left tackle and junior running back garner preseason all-america honors for the Dukes


@DuqFB Picks Up 28-23 Road Victory at Dayton

Dukes hang on for first triumph at Dayton since 2011


@DuqFB Falls to No. 4 South Dakota State in Season Opener

High-powered Jackrabbits offense carries SDSU to win


Dukes Kick Off 2017 Campaign at No. 4/6 South Dakota State

@DuqFB Seeks First Win over a Ranked FCS Opponent vs. Jackrabbits


Hines Named to CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List

Dukes sophomore running back one of 42 FCS players recognized


@DuqFB 31 - SHU 10

Duquesne football defeats Sacred Heart University 31-10 on Rooney Field


Duquesne 35 - Bryant 31

Duquesne football defeats Bryant 35-31 on Rooney Field


@DuqFB 31 - RMU 24

Duquesne football defeats Robert Morris 31-24 on Rooney Field


@DuqFB 34 - Dayton 20

Duquesne football defeats Dayton 34-20


@DuqFB 30 - Bucknell 19

Duquesne football defeats Bucknell 30-19 in their home opener on Rooney Field.

2017 HERO Sports Sophomore All-American
2017 All-NEC First Team 
2017 NEC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23) 
2016 STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Winner
2016 NEC Offensive Rookie of the Year
2016 HERO Sports Freshman All-American
2016 All-NEC First Team
2016 10x NEC Rookie of the Week 

- Enters junior campaign in 2018 ranked eighth in school history with 2,329 rushing yards
- Has 23 career rushing touchdowns through two seasons 
- Has recorded 13 100-yard rushing performances in two seasons 

As a Sophomore (2017)

  • Finished with 1,038 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games
  • Ranked second in the NEC and sixth in the country averaging 115.3 rushing yards per game
  • Added 14 receptions for 108 yards 
  • Ranked 15th in the FCS in all-purpose yards per game (148.5)
  • Sat 20th in the nation averaging 5.70 yards per carry and 21st in rushing yards (1,038)
  • Recorded six 100-yard rushing performances in nine games
  • Tallied a career-high 253 yards with a pair of touchdowns on 25 carries at Liberty (11.4.17)
  • Added 130 yards on the ground on 19 rushes in 51-14 win at Robert Morris (10.14.17)
  • Named NEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23 after rushing for 123 yards on 28 carries, including seven first down runs in 24-7 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) (10.21.17)
  • Matched a career-high with three rushing touchdowns in 37-21 road triumph at Sacred Heart (10.28.17)
  • Rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in 45-40 win at Valparaiso (9.9.17)
  • Tallied 126 yards and a pair of scores on 25 carries against CCSU (11.11.17)
  • Capped season with 107 rushing yards on 26 carries at Bryant (11.18.17)

As a Freshman (2016)

  • Rushed for a Duquesne freshman-record of 1,291 yards and 13 touchdowns
  • Earned NEC Rookie of the Week honors a conference-record 10 times
  • Became the first Duquesne freshman to top 1,000 yards in a season at the FCS level
  • Was the only freshman named First Team All-NEC
  • Ranked ninth in the country and first among freshmen in yards per game (117.4)
  • Finished 10th in the country in total rushing yards (1,291), 11th in rushing touchdowns (13), 17th in total touchdowns (14), 19th in all-purpose yards per game (137.27) and 20th in scoring (7.6)
  • Finished with seven 100-yard rushing performances, highlighted by a season-high 189-yard showing vs. Dayton
  • His 189 yards rushing vs. Dayton was the second-highest total by a DU running back since the program moved to the FCS level in 1993
  • Recorded 182 yards rushing on 27 carries vs. Robert Morris
  • Rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns at Wagner, including a season-long 60-yard touchdown run 
  • Posted at least two touchdowns in five games on the year, buoyed by a three-touchdown performance vs. Bucknell
  • Had two touchdowns in each of the final three games of the year
  • Rushed for at least 100 yards in six of the last seven games of the season
  • Caught 15 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown
  • Tallied season-highs of five catches for 64 receiving yards vs. Robert Morris
  • Had four catches for 61 yards vs. Kennesaw State
  • Hauled in touchdown grab at Jacksonville


  • First Team All-State honoree at Fike High School
  • Three-time All-Big East Conference and Wilson Times All-Area selection 
  • Rushed for 2,138 yards with 33 touchdowns during his final two seasons at Fike
  • Played for Demons head coach Tom Nelson
  • Son of David and Sophia Fate


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