Jimmy Hines
No. 99, 81     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-09-10) September 10, 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth: Dumas, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Southern
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 6 / Pick: 146
Debuted in 1969 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 1970 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 1968- 1969)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1970
Receptions     2
Receiving yards     23
Touchdowns     0
Stats at

James "Jim" Ray Hines (born September 10, 1946) is a former American track and field athlete, who held the 100 m world record for 15 years. He was the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters, running an electronically timed 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics at altitude in Mexico City.

Football careerEdit

After these successes, Hines was a 6th round pick in the 1968 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, an American football team. Unfortunately, Hines did not have the football skills to match his speed and spent the 1968 season on the practice squad. He was given the nickname "Oops" due to his lack of football skill.[1] He appeared in 10 games with Miami in 1969 catching just two passes for 23 yards, rushed the ball one time for seven yards and returned one kickoff for 22 yards. Hines then appeared in one game with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1970. He never played pro football again.

Later yearsEdit

For years Hines worked with inner-city youth in Houston, as well as on oil rigs outside the city.

Hines's world record remained unbeaten for an exceptionally long time (almost fifteen years), until Calvin Smith ran 9.93, also at altitude, in July 1983.


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