#90 DE Derek Hintze - Redshirt Freshman(?), 6’5”, 225 lbs.
2016 Stats: Derek did not play last season.
We have a lot of questions about Hintze. He isn’t listed on the 2015 roster, but he might have been on the team them. So we don’t know if last year was a redshirt season, or if 2015 was. Also, he was listed as a tight end last year, but he doesn’t have a tight end number, and he recorded a tackle in the spring game playing on defense. Plus his Instagram (more on that in a minute) labels him a defensive end. So that’s what we’re going with.
How He Came To USF: Like his brother and business partner Ryan, Derek Hintze played at Braden River High School in Bradenton. The Pirates made the Class 7A football playoffs in his senior year in 2014. Derek also played power forward and center on the basketball team. He walked on to the football team after enrolling at USF.
High School Highlights: Got ‘em right here.
Recruiting Rankings: Derek wasn’t rated by any recruiting services.