Senior Profile - Cole Hinders

By: Cheyne Reiter

Full name: Cole Steven Hinders

Date of birth: October 23, 1993

Football position: Tight End, Linebacker

When football career first began: 4th Grade

Accolades: 2-time letter winner (JR, SR), 1st Team All-District (SR), Most Improved, Offensive MVP, 2nd Team All-District (JR), 1st Team Academic All-State.

Pregame routine: Listening to Ace Hood and taping my wrists.

Favorite memory: Winning the state championship.

What will you miss most about Union football? The lifelong friendships I have made with the players, some of which I have been playing with since 4th grade.

College Interest: Football at Wartburg.

Best advice ever given: Don't think, just play.

Recommendation for future Knights: Go to every football event you can. Not only will it make you a much better player, but it also will help you form great bonds with your teammates. Have fun and soak it up because it will be over fast.

Quote from Head Coach Joe Hadachek: "Cole picked it up big time as a junior and played both ways and then used that as a foundation to be an impact senior. He worked hard year-round in the weight program and also participated in basketball and track to stay competitive. His best football is ahead of him. Wartburg is lucky to get him."