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A.J. Hines
A.J.  Hines

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wilson, N.C.

High School:
Fike

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 225

Position:
RB



09/16/2017

@DuqFB Picks Up 28-23 Road Victory at Dayton

Dukes hang on for first triumph at Dayton since 2011

08/31/2017

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

High-powered Jackrabbits offense carries SDSU to win

08/28/2017

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

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

08/08/2017

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

Dukes sophomore running back one of 42 FCS players recognized

12/05/2016

Hines Named Winner of STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award

DU running back recognized as top freshman in FCS football

11/12/2016

@DuqFB 31 - SHU 10

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

10/29/2016

Duquesne 35 - Bryant 31

Duquesne football defeats Bryant 35-31 on Rooney Field

10/15/2016

@DuqFB 31 - RMU 24

Duquesne football defeats Robert Morris 31-24 on Rooney Field

09/17/2016

@DuqFB 34 - Dayton 20

Duquesne football defeats Dayton 34-20

09/10/2016

@DuqFB 30 - Bucknell 19

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

2016 STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Winner
2016 NEC Offensive Rookie of the Year
2016 All-NEC First Team

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

Personal

  • 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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