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Brian Hartline
WR #82
Height:
6-2
Weight:
200
Age:
28
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
North Canton, OH
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
29
YDS
321
AVG
11.1
TDS
1

Biography

FINS FACT
Brian brings an successful track background to his play as a wide receiver with the Dolphins. While at GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio, he ran track for three years and won state titles in both the 110-meter and the 300-meter hurdles as a senior. Brian followed his prep success by participating in both indoor and outdoor track in 2008 at Ohio State, finishing seventh at Big Ten 2008 indoor championships in the 60-meter hurdles. Brian uses basic track concepts in his current job, applying running techniques to route running. “The more you master the smallest details,” Hartline said, “the better you can be. It’s amazing what goes into it.”
FINS FACT
Brian brings an successful track background to his play as a wide receiver with the Dolphins. While at GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio, he ran track for three years and won state titles in both the 110-meter and the 300-meter hurdles as a senior. Brian followed his prep success by participating in both indoor and outdoor track in 2008 at Ohio State, finishing seventh at Big Ten 2008 indoor championships in the 60-meter hurdles. Brian uses basic track concepts in his current job, applying running techniques to route running. “The more you master the smallest details,” Hartline said, “the better you can be. It’s amazing what goes into it.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Originally was a fourth round draft choice (106th overall) of the Dolphins in 2009.

PRO
2010 - Played in 12 games, including eleven as a starter . . . Finished with 43 catches for 615 yards and one touchdown and added two rushes for 27 yards . . . Led team in receptions twice and in reception yards twice in 2010 . . . Caught three passes at Minnesota (9/19) for 28 yards and one touchdown, coming on a five-yard pass from Chad Henne . . . It was the Dolphins’ only offensive touchdown of the game in the team’s 14-10 win . . . Had five receptions for 84 yards vs. New York Jets (9/26) . . . Hauled in five catches at Cincinnati (10/31) for 53 yards and added one run for 30 yards on a reverse to set up the Dolphins’ only touchdown of the game, the longest run of his career . . . Led the Dolphins in reception yardage at Baltimore (11/7) with four catches for 85 yards, including a 34-yard reception . . . At the time, his 85 yards was the third-highest single game reception yardage total of his career . . . Registered five catches for 98 yards vs. Tennessee (11/14) . . . At the time his 98 reception yards represented his single game high . . . Hauled in five catches vs. Chicago (11/18) for 70 yards and led the Dolphins in receptions and receiving yardage . . . Caught four passes at Oakland (11/28) for 75 yards . . . Was placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 11 due to a finger injury he sustained on vs. Cleveland (12/5) and was out the remainder of the season . . . At the time he was placed on IR, he ranked third on the team in receptions and in reception yardage.  

2009 - Played in all 16 games with two starts as a rookie . . . Finished with 31 catches for 506 yards (16.3 avg.) and team-high three touchdown receptions . . . Added four rushes for 29 yards and one touchdown . . . Led the Dolphins in reception yardage twice in 2009 . . . Made NFL debut at Atlanta (9/13) and had two catches for 13 yards . . . Posted two receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown vs. Buffalo (10/4), coming on a five-yard TD pass from Chad Henne . . . It was both Hartline’s first career NFL touchdown reception and Henne’s first career NFL touchdown pass . . . Led the Dolphins in reception yardage with three catches for 94 yards, including a career-long 67-yard catch, vs. New Orleans (10/25) . . . Had two catches for 47 yards, including a 36-yard reception, at Carolina (11/19) . . .  Posted three catches for 31 yards and one touchdown, coming on a four-yard TD pass from Chad Henne, at Buffalo (11/29) . . . Had four catches for 41 yards and one touchdown, coming on a seven-yard TD pass from Chad Henne, vs. New England (12/6) . . . Led the Dolphins in reception yardage with two catches for 96 yards and added one rush for ten yards at Tennessee (12/20) . . . Had a key 57-yard reception on third-and-seven at the Dolphins’ 32-yard line with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter to set up the team’s tying touchdown, completing the Dolphins’ comeback from a 24-9 deficit at the start of the quarter to tie the contest (following the subsequent two-point conversion) at 24-24 in a game the Dolphins eventually lost in overtime 27-24 . . . His 96 yards were the most receiving yards by a Dolphins rookie in a single game since Chris Chambers had seven catches for 124 yards at New England on December 22, 2001 . . . Closed season with two receptions for 34 yards vs. Pittsburgh (1/3/10) . . . Also added two rushes for 20 yards and first-career rushing touchdown, coming on a 16-yard reverse for a TD . . . Fourth-round draft pick (106th overall selection) by the Dolphins . . .

AMONG DOLPHINS ROOKIE LEADERS: Caught three touchdown passes and became the first Dolphins rookie to lead the team in touchdown receptions since Chris Chambers had seven touchdown catches in his rookie season in 2001 . . . Hartline also led the team with a 16.3 yards per catch average and was the first rookie to lead the Dolphins in average yards per catch (minimum 500 yards) since Chambers, who averaged 18.4 yards per catch (48 catches for 883 yards) in 2001 . . . Averaged 31.3 yards per reception on three catches for 94 yards vs. New Orleans (10/25), which is the second-highest average per reception by a rookie (minimum three catches) in team history.

COLLEGE
Three-year letterman (2006-08) and two year starter at Ohio State . . . Finished collegiate career with 90 catches for 1,429 yards (15.9 avg.) and 12 touchdowns . . . Added ten rushes for 68 yards . . . Had 24 punt returns for 251 yards (10.5 avg.) and a touchdown . . . Started 12 games as a junior in 2008 . . . Recorded 21 catches for 479 yards (22.8 avg.) with four touchdowns . . . Added five rushes for 17 yards . . . Started 12 of the 13 games in which he played as a sophomore in 2007 . . . Recorded 52 receptions for 694 yards (13.3 avg.) and six scores . . . Registered six rushes for 46 yards . . . Also averaged 11.4 yards on 20 punt returns with a touchdown . . . Was a Big Ten sportsmanship award winner . . . Earned Paul Warfield Award as school’s outstanding receiver . . . Set school-record with 90-yard punt return for touchdown and added a touchdown reception against Kent State and was named as Big Ten Player of the Week . . . Played in all 13 games with two starts as a redshirt freshman in 2006 . . . Recorded 17 receptions for 256 yards (15.1 avg.) with two touchdowns . . . Added one rush attempt for five yards . . . Earned team’s special teams player of the week honors at Iowa, Michigan State and vs. Indiana . . . Delivered the Jack Tatum Hit of the Week against Indiana . . . Registered a pair of touchdown receptions at Northwestern, when he caught three passes for 47 yards . . . Redshirted as a freshman in 2005 . . . Holds degree in strategic communications.

PERSONAL
Attended Canton (Ohio) GlenOak High School . . . Injured his leg in the season opener as a senior and missed the remainder of the season . . . Began his junior year as a quarterback, but switched to receiver after four games and caught 41 passes for 411 yards . . . Also returned punts and kickoffs as a junior . . . Ran track for three years and won state titles in both the 110-meter and the 300-meter hurdles as a senior . . . Ran indoor and outdoor track in 2008 at Ohio State and finished seventh at Big Ten 2008 indoor championships in the 60-meter hurdles . . . Brother, Michael, started at quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats from 2008-10 . . . Growing up, the Dallas Cowboys were his favorite team and Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith were his favorite athletes . . . Lists the Batman series as favorite movies and “Every Second Counts” by Lance Armstrong as favorite book . . . Enjoys boating and playing with his dogs . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing and Golf Tournaments . . . Collected donations for Haiti relief . . . Shopped with children in need from local schools as part of the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree . . . Helped deliver furniture to a previously homeless family in Fort Lauderdale as part of the team’s Rooms To Go program . . . Purchased Thanksgiving meals and Holiday toys . . . Part of the Dolphins All-Community team in which players purchase game tickets for local charities . . . Took Boys and Girls Club members shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods as part of the Dolphins Community Blitz . . . Enjoys water sports and snow boarding . . . Full name is Brian Jack Hartline, born November 22, 1986 in Canton, Ohio.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 288 4,090 14.2 80 11 7 65 9.3 30 1 3 2
2014 MIA 10 10 29 321 11.1 35 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2013 MIA 16 15 76 1,016 13.4 50 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 16 15 74 1,083 14.6 80T 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2011 MIA 16 10 35 549 15.7 41 1 1 9 9 9 0 -- --
2010 MIA 12 11 43 615 14.3 54 1 2 27 13.5 30 0 1 1
2009 MIA 16 2 31 506 16.3 67 3 4 29 7.3 16T 1 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 NE W 33-20 2 26 13 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @BUF L 10-29 5 36 7.2 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 KC L 15-34 3 25 8.3 15 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @OAK W 38-14 6 74 12.3 35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 GB L 24-27 0 0 -- 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @CHI W 27-14 3 35 11.7 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @JAC W 27-13 1 19 19 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 SD W 37-0 5 50 10 18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @DET L 16-20 1 1 1 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
11 BUF W 22-9 3 55 18.3 31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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