Rocky Hinds

Rocky Lee Hinds (born February 13, 1986) is an indoor football Quarterback for the Wichita Force of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). Rocky was the starting quarterback for the UNLV Rebels after transferring from the University of Southern California.

Rocky Hinds
No. 3 – Wichita Force
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:February 13, 1986 (age 33)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Bernard
(Los Angeles, California)
College:UNLV
Undrafted:2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • IFL MIP (2012)
  • Champions Bowl I MVP (2013)
  • 2× CPIFL Champion (2013),(2014)
  • CPIFL MVP (2014)

High school

Hinds was a highly recruited[1] athlete who was a member of the 2004 graduating class of St. Bernard High School located in Los Angeles, California. He was considered in the Top Ten HS Quarterbacks in the nation. In his Senior season Rocky suffered a season-ending injury due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the right knee.[2] Despite the injury he was still named a Super Prep All-American, PrepStar All-American, PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All- Farwest, Prep All- West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Orange County Register Fab 15.[3]

According to Scout.com Hinds was ranked #18 for his position. As a junior (2002) he was named the All-del Rey League Offensive MVP due to his amazing performance that season by throwing 1,643 yards with a total of 15 TDs and 8 ints. Not only did he throw, he also ran 475 yards for 5 TDs. Besides football, Rocky also was a member of the track team. His best result was 10.47 in the 100 meters he also won the 2003 CIF Division IV 100, 22.0 in the 200, 23-0 in the long jump and 6-7 in the high jump.[4] He was recruited by USC, Arizona State, California, Nebraska, and UCLA.[5]

College

USC

After a visit to the campus in Januaryof his freshman year in high school, Rocky received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California.[6] In 2004, Hinds was redshirt as a freshman quarterback for Head Coach Pete Carroll.[7] Hinds became dissatisfied at USC when he was listed and 3rd on the depth chart behind Matt Leinart and John David Booty, and with the additional pressure of incoming freshman Mark Sanchez.[8] Hinds shopped around at other colleges looking to transfer to, most notably was Texas.[4] After Hinds decided to transfer to UNLV, accusations arrived that UNLV was tampering with the transfer,[4] but Hinds stated that, "There was no tampering."[4]

UNLV

Hinds was part of the 2005 UNLV transfer class that included Eric Wright (USC), Tony Cade (Oklahoma) and Mil'Von James (UCLA). In the 2005 Season Rocky was redshirted as he transferred to UNLV. Due to NCAA transfer guidelines Hinds was able to practice with the team but could not be active. In 2006, he earned his first college athletic letter by playing in all 12 games (started 11). On his first game against Idaho State, Hinds threw for 322 yards (24 for 42) with a TD and a single rushing TD. The first TD pass was a 71-yard pass to Ryan Wolfe. At the end of the season, he passed for 2,148 yrs which is ranked 8th in school history. College Football News ranked Number 94th candidate for 2006 Heisman Trophy. In 2006, he was a member of the Rebel Leadership Committee.During the 2007 off-season, Rocky had right knee surgery to repair a partially torn ACL. Despite the injury he was named preseason second team All-MWC by Athlon and third team by Phil Steele's and was ranked as Number 27th best QB in college football. Sporting New listed Hinds as having the strongest arm in the Mountain West. Due to injuries Rocky did not play his senior year.[9]

Professional

On January 15, 2010 Rocky Hinds was signed by the Omaha Beef of the Indoor Football League. Later on, the Bloomington Extreme acquired the rights to Hinds. On April 12, Rocky made his indoor football debut by starting for the Extreme against the Chicago Slaughter.[10] In that game, Hinds completed 16 of 30 passes with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception, but the Express lost 50-43. He played for the Bloomington Edge for two years and lead the team to two playoff appearances. On October 21, 2011, the Allen Wranglers signed Hinds.

Wichita Wild

In 2013, Hinds signed with the Wichita Wild of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL).[11] During his first year with the Wild, Hinds finished the season with a quarterback rating of 102.18, completing 183 of 296 pass attempts, scoring 49 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns for 2117 total yards. His play earned him several awards including Championship Game MVP, CPIFL Offensive Player of the Week (Week 3) and an honorable mention as CPIFL MVP of the year.[12] In 2014, Hinds lead the Wild to the best record in the CPIFL, while also winning the league's MVP award.[13]

Coaching

In 2015, Hinds became a QB coach and pass game coordinator for Bethel College.[14]

Personal life

Rocky is the son of Ernestine Frazier and Rocky Hinds, Sr. He has a brother, Brandon and a sister Belissa. At UNLV he majored in University Studies.

References

  1. ^ "Breaking News:Hinds Name Starter". www.cstv.com. CSTV Networks, Inc. August 21, 2006. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hinds Out for Season After Tearing Ligament". www.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. September 12, 2003. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rocky Hinds Bio". www.unlvrebels.com. University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Steve Guiremand (August 9, 2005). "Rebels get good news …". www.lasvegassun.com. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Scout.com:Rocky Hinds Profile". www.scout.com. Microsoft. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  6. ^ Gary Klein (February 5, 2004). "Big Day for USC, Not for UCLA". www.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  7. ^ Gary Klein (April 4, 2005). "Booty, Hinds Find Their Comfort Zone". www.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Gary Klein (June 8, 2005). "Quarterback Hinds to Transfer From USC". www.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Rocky Hinds, DS #999 QB, UNLV". www.nfldraftscout.com. The Sports Xchange. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  10. ^ Joe Deacon (April 15, 2011). "Sight of Hinds at QB a winning vision for Extreme". www.pantagraph.com. pantagraph.com. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  11. ^ Jeffrey Lutz (March 29, 2013). "Hinds, Wild eventually make good fit". www.kansas.com. kansas.com. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  12. ^ "CPIFL Announces Individual Awards". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 20, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "Hinds Named CPIFL 2014 Most Valuable Player". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 11, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  14. ^ threshers.com/coach/13/4.php "Bethel College Athletics - 2015 Football Coaches" Check |url= value (help). bethelthreshers.com.

External links

2010 Bloomington Extreme season

The 2010 Bloomington Extreme season was the team's fifth season as a professional indoor football franchise and second in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of twenty-five teams competing in the IFL for the 2010 season, the Bloomington, Illinois-based Bloomington Extreme were members of the Central North Division of the United Conference.

Under the leadership of owner Ed Brady, and head coach Kenton Carr, the team played their home games at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois.

2011 Bloomington Extreme season

The 2011 Bloomington Extreme season was the team's sixth season as a professional indoor football franchise and third in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of twenty-two teams competing in the IFL for the 2011 season, the Bloomington, Illinois-based Bloomington Extreme were members of the Great Lakes Division of the United Conference.

Under the leadership of owner Ed Brady, and head coach Mike Murray, the team played their home games at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois.

2012 Indoor Football League season

The 2012 Indoor Football League season was the fourth season of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The league lost nine teams but gained back three teams. The three new teams were the Cedar Rapids Titans, New Mexico Stars and the Everett Raptors. The season kicked off on February 19, 2012, when the Chicago Slaughter beat the Bloomington Edge 50–34. For the 2012 season, the IFL switched to a two-conference format with no divisions, due, in large part, to the loss of all the Texas-based teams (except the Allen Wranglers) to the newly formed Lone Star Football League. The Wranglers brought attention to the league for offering a US$500,000 contract to unemployed wide receiver Terrell Owens to become the team's part-owner and wide receiver. Owens accepted the contract. ESPN3 carried Owens's debut game against the Wichita Wild. The front office of the league saw changes as well, as Commissioner Tommy Benizio resigned. The league appointed assistant commissioner Robert Loving as the interim Commissioner.

2012 Nebraska Danger season

The 2012 Nebraska Danger season was the second season for the Nebraska Danger as a professional indoor football franchise and their second in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of 16 teams competing in the IFL for the 2012 season, the Nebraska Danger were members of the Intense Conference.The team played their home games under head coach Mike Davis at the Eihusen Arena in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Danger earned a 5–9 record, placing 6th in the Intense Conference, and failed to qualify for post-season play.

2014 Champions Professional Indoor Football League season

The 2014 Champions Indoor Football season was the second and final season of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL). It was the result of the brainchild of Sioux City Bandits owner Bob Scott. The regular season began on Friday, February 28 when the Lincoln Haymakers lost to the Wichita Wild in Nebraska, 62–10. It finished on Saturday, June 7. The league champion was the Wichita Wild, who defeated the Sioux City Bandits by a score of 46–41 in the 2014 Champions Bowl. The season MVP was Rocky Hinds of the Wichita Wild. The CPIFL merged with the Lone Star Football League over the offseason, to create Champions Indoor Football (CIF).

2015 Wichita Force season

The 2015 Wichita Force season is the team's first season as a professional indoor football franchise and first as a member of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). One of nine teams in the CIF for the inaugural 2015 season, the Wichita Force is owned by Wichita Indoor Football LLC, led by managing partner Marv Fisher. The Force play their home games at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, under the direction of head coach Paco Martinez.

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St. Bernard High School (Los Angeles)

St. Bernard High School is a four-year coeducational Catholic high school located in Playa Del Rey, California, which is in the West Los Angeles area. The school is located next to the Los Angeles International Airport, across from Westchester High School.

The school's mission statement is "to send forth faith-filled, principled and knowledgeable young men and women by providing an exemplary college preparatory and an extra-curricular education, rooted in Roman Catholic tradition." The school was founded in 1957. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Wichita Wild

The Wichita Wild were a professional indoor football team based in Wichita, Kansas. They were members of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL). The team was founded in 2006 as an independent indoor football franchise. In 2008, the team joined United Indoor Football (UIF). They joined the Indoor Football League (IFL) during the UIF and Intense Football League merger of 2009. In 2012, the team left the IFL to become charter members of the CPIFL. The Wild's home games were played at Hartman Arena in nearby Park City. When they lost their lease with the Hartman Arena, they folded..

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