Player Spotlight: Jeff Hines

Our First Interview with a Player from Mt. View

We have finally received our first interview from a Mesa Mt. View player. Sorry it only took two years. But with Mt. View's "Team First" approach to playing the game, it was a tough one to crack. This interview comes from Toro center Jeff Hines and this is what he had to say… What were your stats from last season?

Jeff Hines: I started in seven games and didn't give up a sack.


24-7: What is your official height and weight?

Jeff: I'm currently 6'0" and 265 pounds.


24-7: What is your greatest football memory?

Jeff: I have two. The first one is beating Red Mountain after they disrespected our field by climbing on our goal posts after warm-ups. The second is coming back and beating Chandler in the final seconds of our first round playoff while it was pouring rain and the field was covered in mud.


24-7: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Jeff: To win a state championship and to be all state at center.


24-7: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?

Jeff: I have been lifting with the team at 5 in the morning and then working out again in the afternoon. I attended the Oregon State University football camp in late June.


24-7: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve?

Jeff: I have been running everyday in the afternoon with a couple of teammates to improve my speed and agility.


24-7: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

Jeff: Jake Burke will be returning at right guard and will play some defense this year. Justin Howe, Ridge Nielsen and Dan Huber are all coming back on the d-line. Also Zack Klug, Spencer Patterson, Cody Barron and Nick Zehring saw significant playing time.


24-7: Explain to those who don't know the tradition at Mt. View.

Jeff: Our tradition is to accept nothing but perfection.


24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

Jeff: To play football anywhere that wants me.


24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?

Jeff: University of Montana, Northern Arizona University, South Dakota State, Colorado State University, Northern Colorado and Nevada. No offers yet.


24-7: What would your top 5 college choices be?

Jeff: Montana, Colorado State, NAU, Nevada and Northern Colorado.


24-7: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

Jeff: Chris Brogdon from Desert Vista *signed with UNLV) because he ran for over 200 yards against our defense and made his own plays.


24-7: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?

Jeff: Chandler because they had a lot of class on the field.


24-7: What other sports do you play?

Jeff: I wrestled and compete in Olympic weightlifting.


24-7: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?

Jeff: I benched 340, cleaned 330 and ran a 5.1 forty.


24-7: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

Jeff: A hardworking player that does not give up. "The typical Mt. view player"


24-7: Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Jeff: Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the 1970's because he plays my position was a tough s.o.b.


24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Jeff: My father, a Pac 10 football official, always tells me to, "Play every play to make the highlight film."


24-7: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

Jeff: The state championship.


24-7: What position do you think you will play in college?

Jeff: Defensive tackle.


24-7: What can a college program expect from you as a player?

Jeff: A hard worker who may not be the biggest player but will play like one.


The staff at 24-7 would like to thank Jeff for his time and wish him luck during the upcoming season. Anyone wishing to contact him may email

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