The NC State football program is losing its leading rusher to the NFL.
On Friday, the university announced that junior running back Nyheim Hines will forgo his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.
“We appreciate Nyheim’s contributions to the entire athletic program as a multisport athlete,” head coach Dave Doeren said. “He could’ve played college football anywhere in the country but he chose to stay home and come to NC State. He has made an impact on and off the football field.”
During the 2017 campaign, Hines recorded 1,112 yards and 12 touchdowns.
“I would like to thank the coaches for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play at my dream school. I appreciate everybody at NC State who has helped me along the way. Last, but not least, I want to thank Wolfpack Nation for always supporting me – even in high school – to help make my dream come true. NC State will always be a part of me wherever I am in life, and I will always be drawn back here.”
Along with being a first-team All-ACC running back, Hines was an All-American and ACC champion as a member of the Wolfpack track team.