A.J. Hines
A.J.  Hines


Wilson, N.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 225



@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


Hines Named Winner of STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award

DU running back recognized as top freshman in FCS football


@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.

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


  • 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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