Clarkston Hines starred for the Blue Devil football team from 1986-89. A Chapel Hill native who was considered an impact recruit when he first signed, Hines was injured early in practice his freshman season and missed the entire campaign. Upon his return, he developed into one of the top wide receivers in ACC and college football history.
He still ranks as Duke's all-time leader in receptions (189), receiving yards (3,318) and touchdown catches (38), and he's the only player in ACC history to record three 1,000-yard receiving campaigns. Hines' best year was his senior campaign of 1989, when he caught 61 passes for 1,149 yards and 17 scores.
Hines was named ACC Player of the Year and helped Duke to a share of the ACC title and a trip to the All American Bowl in 1989. He also won the McKevlin Award that academic year as the top athlete among all sports in the ACC. A three-time All-ACC player and consensus All-America in 1989, Hines played briefly in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills.
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