#78 Jesse Hein
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||Perham, Minn. (Perham HS)|
2015 (Jr): Was named to the 2015 NSIC North Division All-Conference First Team Offense... Played in 11 games as the center for the Beavers… Bemidji State’s offense ranked seventh with 30.9 points per game and 10th with 411.2 total yards per game. The unit finished in the top 10 in first downs per game (6th, 22.3), rushing offense (7th, 190.9 per game), third-down conversions (9th, 40%) and passing offense (9th, 220.3 per game). Special teams ranked in the top 10 in kickoff returns (4th, 22.6 yards), kickoff average (5th, 46.5 yards) and field goals made (6th, 11).
2014 (So): Started all 11 games at center after returning from a season ending injury in 2013.
2013 (Fr): Started the first nine games at center before missing the final two games due to injury.
The Beavers finished eighth in the NSIC in rushing, averaging 169.2 yards per game. The line cleared the way for the third-best running back in the league, in senior Avery Walker, All-NSIC North First Team, as he totaled 1,314 rushing yards (119.5 ypg) on 263 attempts. Walker rushed for more than 100-yards six times, while running past 150 yards on four occasions, which included a 265-yard performance at University of Minnesota Crookston Oct. 5. The mark ranks fourth on BSU’s single-game list and settled in at 12th in NCAA Division II in 2013. As a team, the Beavers finished the regular season as the least penalized team in the NSIC, which ranked sixth nationally (41-323 yards).
2012 (RS): Redshirted.
Prior to BSU: Hein earned five varsity letters and was a decorated lineman at Perham High School... As a senior he earned Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention honors and was named Heart O’Lakes Conference Most Valuable Defensive Lineman after leading the team with 82 tackles (60 solo)... Posted 11 tackles for loss and forced one fumble for a Yellowjackets squad that made a state appearance after winning the Class AAA section championship in 2011... As a junior was named all-state honorable mention and the conference’s most valuable offensive lineman... Hein is a three-time all-conference performer for the Yellowjackets and has helped guide Perham High School to three section championships and three state appearances... Named captain his junior and senior seasons... A section champion and state performer in wrestling... Earned five varsity letters in wrestling and is also an all-conference baseball player... A Triple A School Winner (Arts, Academics, Athletics), Hein is a member of the National Honor Society and is a letter winner in choir.
Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1993 in Fergus Falls, Minn... Son of Terry and Tracy Hein... Proposed elementary education major with minor in coaching... Father played football at North Dakota State College of Science and mother was a volleyball player at University of North Dakota... Brother of redshirt-freshman quarterback Jordan Hein.
Career Highs: Solo Tackles: 1 vs Sioux Falls (9/13/14).