Brian Hartline is entering his sixth season with the Miami Dolphins. Hartline, a talented wide receiver, has watched his number of receptions steadily increase since 2011, racking up a career-high 76 in 2013, and setting a single-game franchise record for receiving yards with 253 in 2012. He inked a five-year, $31 million contract with the Dolphins prior to the 2013 season.
Early Years & College
Hartline was born in Canton, Ohio, on Nov. 22, 1986. He attended GlenOak High where he began his career as a quarterback before switching to wide receiver as a junior and caught 41 passes for 411 yards. Hartline, who was also a high school track star, missed his entire senior season due to injury. After graduating, Hartline went to Ohio State University where he was a two-year starter, finishing with 90 receptions for 1,429 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Dolphins selected Hartline in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft (108th overall). Hartline played in 16 games as a rookie, catching 31 balls for 506 yards, while seeing time as a punt returner. Hartline earned a full-time spot at receiver in 2011, with 549 receiving yards, following that up with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2012 (1,083) and 2013 (1,016). Hartline enters 2014 nursing a knee injury, but he isn’t expected to miss a significant amount of playing time.
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