DITR: RB Terrance Hines Jr, Independence High School

It is impossible to ignore Terrance Hines Jr.’s impact on the field as a talented running back. At five feet nine inches tall and 160 pounds, he has spent more than ten years of his life on the field, showcasing his enthusiasm and determination. Terrance stands out from the other players because of his unwavering passion to compete and constantly improve his skills.

Terrance’s ability to perform well under pressure is one of his most impressive athletic traits. This is especially true in 7on7 events, where he has won MVP several times. The awards are a testament to his skill and his ability to read the game and think strategically. Off the field, Terrance further proves this through his academic successes. He has maintained passing grades throughout his school career, which demonstrates his discipline and commitment to both his studies and sports.

Football is much more than just a game to Terrance; it’s about the close relationship and friendship he has with his teammates, especially during the Friday night games. His potential appears endless as he keeps up his dominance on the field, indicating a bright future in football. Terrance is unquestionably a powerful player, and his journey is far from done.

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

My mom and dad started me on football when I was about six years old ,seeing my older cousin strive made me want to do it.

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your football career so far?

My sophomore season we played st.Helena I started raining hard and got muddy but we played hard and it came down to the wire but we got the ball win.

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

I enjoy playing running back and defensive back the most , I just feel that’s they’re the best positions to play.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

One word student athlete.

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

My vision of the field and recognizing what’s going on.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

Receive my first offer , all state and  first team all district.

Are there any professional football players you look up to, and if so, why? 

Isaiah Pacheco, he runs with so much power and aggression I just love that in a running back.

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

I remind my self what I want for my self and my team and I know I can’t get it if I don’t work.

What advice would you give to other young players? 

Stay motivated , work hard, and never never give up 

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

I’m really chill and I love to play video games. 

Which college would you most like to play for? 

I would love to play for Oregon.

What are your biggest strengths on the field? 

My biggest strengths on the field are my physicality, my awareness, and my quickness.

What is the biggest challenge you face on the field? 

Players just playing dirty and me trying my hardest just to keep my composure and play ball.

How has playing football impacted other areas of your life, such as academics and personal life?

Football helps my stay out of trouble keeps me focused on school work and just clears my mind.

How was the Gridiron Football Camp? And how was a camp highlight?

I loved gridiron football camp. I had a bunch of fun and a highlight of the camp was definitely the 7on7.