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Jeff's Hines is running into Mr. Football contention

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JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Austin Hines is fast, and through two games of the 2013 high school football season, the Jeffersonville High senior is running away from defenders, and into the end zone.

After rushing for 257 yards and 6 touchdowns in a 60-48 season opening win over Evansville Bosse, he followed it up with 143 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 61-7 week two win over Seymour.

"My line is huge, I've never been running behind a line that is so big and aggressive, all in one," Hines said. "They just allow me to get to the second level, and when I get to the second level, I'm able to make a couple of moves and use my speed just to get into the end zone."

Hines is listed at 5'8" and 155 pounds. He may be small, but defenders can't tackle what they can't catch.

"When you give him the ball on Friday night and he's got an opportunity to run, he makes some people look bad because he's got great speed," Jeff head coach Lonnie Oldham said. "He's got good agility and he's hard to tackle, especially in the open field because you can't get to him."

Hines first became a media star as the starting centerfielder for the Jeff GRC baseball team that made it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 2008.

Now, as a four year starter at Jeff, he's making a name for himself in another sport, and not just on the field.

"He's an A+ student, has got a really good G.P.A., does things right in the classroom, does things right at home, and he's just a quality kid and a good guy to be around," Oldham added.

Hines and Jeff (2-0) visit Bedford North Lawrence (0-2) on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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