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Jermale Hines
Jermale  Hines

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
Glenville

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 216

Position:
Defensive Back

Buckeye Bits: versatile athlete who has found a home in the secondary ... blessed with explosive speed and a nose for the football

2009 (Junior): 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

2008 (Sophomore): 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 (Freshman): true freshman defender who was productive on special teams from the midseason point ... played on two special units ... first-year letterman

High School: rated 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 ... ran for 800 yards as a senior and threw for 750 and nine touchdowns ... first-team all-district as a senior ... recorded 97 tackles as a junior along with eight sacks and four interceptions ... honorable mention all-state as a senior ... participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... rushed for 1,000 yards as a sophomore

Personal: son of Bobby and April Hines ... has five siblings ... uncle Joseph Hines played on Penn State's 1983 national championship team ... African-American studies major