Who is Nyheim Hines?

Nyheim Hines is a well-known American professional football running back and punt returner for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Hines played college football at NC State.

Nyheim Hines Career

College career

From 2015 to 2017, Nyheim played at NC State under head coach Dave Doeren, In 2017, he rushed for 1,112 yards on 197 carries with 12 touchdowns as a junior. Following the season, he opted to forgo his senior year and join the 2018 NFL Draft. Hines completed his career with 1,400 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.

He also was a member of NC State’s track team. At the ACC outdoor track and field championships, Hines placed third in the 100 meters, with a personal-best time of 10.34 seconds. He recorded a personal-best time of 21.31 seconds in 200 meters, placing him eighth. Hines’s personal best in the 60 meters is 6.71 seconds, placing him third at the ACC indoor.

Professional career

Nyheim’s 4.38-second 40-yard dash was the fastest among 2018 NFL Draft Combine running backs.


Hines was drafted in the 4th round, 104th overall of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He had five carries for 19 rushing yards together with 7 receptions for 33 receiving yards in his NFL debut, a season-opening 34-23 defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals. In the next game, he scored his first professional touchdown, an eight-yard rush in a 21-9 win against the Washington Redskins. Hines then had 9 receptions for 63 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns in the overtime loss against the Houston Texans in Week 4.

Overall, Hines completed his rookie season with 314 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 63 receptions, 425 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. In the Wild Card Round, he played but recorded no meaningful statistics in his playoff debut, a 21-7 win over the Houston Texans. Hines then had 3 carries for 24 rushing yards in the 31-13 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round.

A photo of Nyheim Hines
A photo of Nyheim Hines

How old is Nyheim Hines?

Nyheim Hines is aged 25 as of 2021, having been born on November 12, 1996, in Garner, North Carolina, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Erika Costell, Anne Hathaway, NayVee Nelson, Ryan Gosling, Russell Westbrook, Grace Kelly, Ashley Williams, Booker T. Jones, Cote de Pablo, David Ellefson, Jack Reed, and Al Michaels, among others.

Nyheim Hines Family

Who are Nyheim Hines’ parents?

Nyheim Hines was born in Garner, North Carolina to Darrin Hines and Nannette Miler. He has not shared much information about his family and parents with the media.

Does Nyheim Hines have siblings?

Hines was born into a family of two children, with a twin sibling, sister Nyah Hines, who competed for the NC State track and field team.

Nyheim Hines Education

Hines studied at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina, where he played football for the high school team. He then joined North Carolina State University in 2015 playing college football until 2017.

Nyheim Hines Interests

Hines has served at Bojangle’s in the off-season to prepare for business after football.

Nyheim Hines Girlfriend

Hines has kept his personal and love life very private but he has not been linked to any relationships and is currently single.

Nyheim Hines Kids

Hines has not been married in his life and does not have any children of his own to date.

Nyheim Hines Height

Hines has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and a weight of 89 kg (196 lbs).


He returned 2 punts for touchdowns in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. The first one was an 84-yard return and the second one was a 71-yard return, during the 38-6 victory. Hines became the first player since Darius Reynaud in 2012 to have 2 punt returns for a touchdown in a single game. He also became the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat. In total, he completed the 2019 season with 52 carries for 199 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go with 44 receptions for 320 receiving yards.


Hines rushed for 28 yards and a rushing touchdown and caught 8 passes for 45 yards and a receiving touchdown in the 27-20 loss in the team’s 2020 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Week 8, he recorded 54 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns in the 41-21 win against the Detroit Lions. Hines had 115 scrimmage yards, 1 rushing touchdown, and 1 receiving touchdown in the 34-17 win against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10 on Thursday Night Football.


Hines then signed a three-year, $18.6 million deal extension with the Colts on September 10, 2021.

Nyheim Hines Net Worth

American professional football running back, Hines currently plays for the Indianapolis of the NFL from 2018 to the present. He has amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $2 million as of 2022.

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