- United States
- FS, ST, SS, OLB
- Cleveland, OH
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Post-OSU Update: Jermale Hines was selected by the St. Louis Rams with the 158th pick (5th round) of the 2011 NFL Draft. Hines didn’t play for the Rams, but did play ten NFL games in 2011, five with Carolina and five with Indianapolis. He recorded six tackles. (updated: Aug. 2023)
Major: African-American Studies (2010), Communication (2008-09)
Weight: 215 (2010), 210 (2008-09), 205 (2007)
2010 Media Guide: versatile athlete who has found a home in the secondary … blessed with explosive speed and a nose for the football.
2009: Starter at free safety … fourth on the squad with 57 tackles for the campaign … 7-yard sack against Navy … five tackles vs. USC … four tackles vs. Toledo in Cleveland … 16-yard interception in the win over Illinois … five tackles at Indiana … 32-yard interception return for touchdown in the win over Wisconsin … also had a career-best 11 tackles vs. the Badgers … seven tackles, PBU at Purdue … four tackles in Minnesota win … three tackles vs. New Mexico State … pair of stops at Penn State … nine tackles, two TFL in win at Michigan … Attack Force award: Illinois … third-year letterwinner.
2009 Media Guide: Versatile athlete who is finding a home at strong safety … blessed with explosive speed and a nose for the football … made an impact during spring drills.
2008: Gained an increased role at safety … 31 tackles for the year … recovered a Youngstown State
fumble … first career start vs. Troy … seven tackles against Troy … three tackles in wins over Minnesota and Purdue … returned a Michigan State fumble 48 yards for a touchdown … four tackles and a TFL against Penn State … six tackles at Northwestern … second-year letterman.
2007: True freshman defender who was productive on special teams from the midseason point … played on two special units … first-year letterman.
High School: Rated as the No. 16 outside linebacker prospect in the nation and the No. 6 overall
recruit in the state … started at quarterback and linebacker for Glenville his junior year … team’s defensive MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior … ran for 800 yards as a senior and threw for 750 and nine touchdowns … first-team all-district as a senior … has explosive speed and a nose for the football … recorded 97 tackles as a junior along with eight sacks and four interceptions … honorable mention all-state as a senior … a candidate for Ohio’s Mr. Football at the beginning of the 2006 season … participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … runs a 4.5 40-yard dash … rushed for 1,000 yards as a sophomore … plans to major in sports medicine.
Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1987 … son of Bobby and April Hines … has five siblings … coached by Ted Ginn Sr. at Glenville … his sports hero is former OSU wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. … enjoys video
games, music and being involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes … an uncle, Joseph Hines, played on Penn State’s 1983 national championship team … favorite actress is Queen Latifah … says Chris Tucker would play him in a movie.
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