The NFL Draft is a moment for dreams to come true and the opportunity for college players to have their on the stage to begin their professional football journey.
Anthony Hines III, former linebacker for Plano East, didn’t hear his name called during the draft, but still has an opportunity to prove himself. Hines was able to sign with the hometown Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.
Hines III finished his career at Plano East with 644 tackles, 28 sacks, eight forced fumbles and two interceptions. He graduated in 2016 as a four-star recruit and one of the top players in the country. For his efforts, Hines III was rewarded with the 2017 Under Armour All-American award as well as the 2016 USA Today All-USA first team and Texas Defensive Player of the Year.
Hines III committed to Texas A&M University where he found playing time right away, getting 33 tackles and three sacks to help the Aggies. After a season-ending injury in 2018, Hines III with 73 tackles in 2019, including 12 tackles in A&M’s game against the National Champion LSU Tigers. After opting out of the 2020 season, Hines III decided to enter his name into the NFL Draft.
By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]