Nyheim Hines had one of the best high school football seasons in state history in 2013.
Hines 3,129 rushing yards rank No. 11 on the N.C. High School Athletic Associations all-time rushing list and his 50 rushing touchdowns ranks No. 4. His 60 total touchdowns ranks No. 2.
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Hines father, Darrin, played at Athens Drive High and at Lenoir Rhyne College. He told Nyheim his only collegiate tackle came when Gardner Webb defensive lineman Thurman Leach picked up a fumble and tried to return it.
Nyheim now plays for Leach, the head coach at Garner High.
Hines began his career at Leesville Road and was on the varsity team as a freshman. He started at defensive back and got spot duty at running back.
I paid my dues at Leesville, he said. I was a freshman and had a lot to learn. I learned how to play defense there.
He transferred to Garner for his sophomore year after his family moved.