Chaz Hine is passionate about sports. Hine earned a spot on the USF football team as a walk-on in 2007. His work ethic soon had him starting at offensive guard as coaches and players alike call him a mentor and leader on the field. Named to the Big East All-Academic team in 2009 and ESPN Academic All-District team in 2010, the guard devotes hours to practicing, traveling, and playing with the team.
Hine tackles academics with the same passion, evidenced by his membership in an invitation-only honor society for business students. He has earned several academic scholarships and is part of USF’s Honors College, where his thesis focuses on how leadership “influence tactics” affect employee job stress.
The student-athlete has a third passion: musical theater. His inspirations include both classical and pop artists, as he can be heard singing a soft bel canto in an opera house. He has been the male lead in the musicals “Les Misérables,” “Grease,” and “Hello, Dolly.”
Hine is a founding member of the Student Coalition Against Homelessness, an organization linking students with opportunities to assist poverty-stricken families. He is also a member of Disciples for Life.