UNLV: A multi-talented, supremely athletic quarterback who transferred to UNLV from USC and is the returning starter behind center ... Named preseason second team All-MWC by Athlon and third team by Phil Steele's ... Listed as having the strongest arm in the conference by Sporting News ... Ranked the No. 27 QB in college football by Phil Steele's ... Showed flashes of his vast amount of talent in wins over Idaho State and Air Force ... Injured his knee in Week Two against Iowa State and played the rest of the season on a partially torn ACL ... Had offseason surgery and missed all of spring practice ... Expected to be 100 percent entering preseason camp but is listed as a co-starter with Travis Dixon heading into fall.
2006: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, starting 11 ... Made a giant splash in his UNLV debut, throwing for 322 yards (24-42) with a TD pass and a rushing score against Idaho State ... His first TD pass was a 71-yard scoring strike to Ryan Wolfe against the Bengals in the season opener ... Set a career high with two TD passes against Utah ... In the season finale against Air Force, he set career highs with 351 yards passing and 45 yards rushing to go with two TD passes ... Named MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Week following the win against the Falcons ... Finished fifth in the MWC in both passing yards per game (179.0) and in total offense (174.9) ... His 2,148 passing yards were the eighth-most in a single season by a Rebel signal caller and it was the first time since 1997 that a UNLV QB threw for more than 2,000 yards ... Ranked the No. 1 transfer in the nation for 2006 by College Football News ... CFN also listed Hinds as the No. 94 candidate for the 2006 Heisman Trophy ... Named the Preseason MWC Offensive Newcomer of the Year by Sporting News ... A member of the 2006 Rebel Leadership Committee.
2005: Sat out season while practicing with the Rebels per NCAA transfer guidelines.
USC: Redshirted as a freshman quarterback for the Trojans in 2004.
HIGH SCHOOL: A highly recruited and highly decorated 2004 graduate of St. Bernard HS in Playa del Rey, CA ... Despite missing his 2003 senior season because of a torn right knee ligament, was named a Super Prep All-American, PrepStar All-American, PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, PrepStar All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Orange County Register Fab 15 second team honoree as a signal-caller ... As a junior in 2002, he was the All-del Rey League Offensive MVP as he threw for 1,643 yards with 15 TDs and eight interceptions and ran for 475 yards with five scores ... Also started as a sophomore in 2001 ... Also was on the track team, posting bests of 10.47 in the 100 meters (he 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.
PERSONAL: Rocky Lee Hinds II was born on Feb. 13, 1986, in Los Angeles ... The son of Ernestine Frazier and Rocky Hinds Sr. ... Has a brother, Brannon, and a sister, Belissa ... Majoring in university studies.
HINDS' OFFENSIVE STATS
YEAR GP-GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG 2006 12-11 49 -49 -1.0 1 30 2005 0-0 SAT OUT PER NCAA TRANSFER RULES 2004 0-0 REDSHIRTED AT USC TOTAL 12-11 49 -49 -1.0 1 30