Top Ten Kentucky players according to NCAA Football 2012: #8 Stuart Hines

Posted: August 3, 2011 by kysco in Kentucky Football
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This article was written by Tyler Bloyd, a contributor with

Today we add to the countdown of the Top Ten Kentucky players according to NCAA Football 2012. We have already covered the #9 guy Ronnie Sneed, as well as the #10 player Chandler Burden, both whom are seniors and we stick to that path with guard, #70 Stuart Hines. He was a 3-star prospect coming out of Bowling Green High School out in Western Kentucky, where he was rated as the states best lineman and one of the top 25 players in the nation for his position, standing at 6’4, 295lbs and running a very good 40 yard dash in 5.1seconds. During his junior and seniors years at Bowling Green, he was named to First Team All-State while leading his team to the AAA State Finals both years.StuartHines

Heading in to his first year in Lexington, Hines was red-shirted where he was later named as the Offensive Scout Team player of the week when the Cats took on Eastern Kentucky early in 2007. He made it through the long year where he found himself on the roster as a red-shirt frosh, where he did see the field quite a bit as a back up guard. Appearing in 12 games for the Wildcats offensive line who was ranked 4th nationally and led the SEC in sacks allowed

2009 brought along his third year, but only a sophomore on the current roster as he took over the starting position during all 13 games at right guard where he earned himself a Third Team All-SEC selection by Phil Steeles College football and was named the team’s most improved player on offense by his coaching staff. Being in the lineup every Saturday obviously helped as the team averaged 191.2 rushing yards per game, highest since the 1995 season. As for last season, his official junior year, he stayed in the lineup for 11 games, but this time as the left guard. He missed out on 2 games( Florida & Ole Miss) before returning against Auburn and helping Kentucky rush for 200+ yards in three consecutive games, first time since 1990!

The big fella has done plenty of good things while playing for UK but he has also been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll all 3 seasons off of the field, so if you ever see him out, give me the ole pat on the back and tell him how excited we all are for UK football, because there’s only 29 Days left!! Go Cats!


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