High School Sports

Arroyo Grande's Hinek to play football at MidAmerica Nazarene

Arroyo Grande High senior Tanner Hinek has signed a letter of intent to play football at MidAmerica Nazarene University, an NAIA program located in Olathe, Kan., Eagles coach Tom Goossen said Monday.

This past year, MidAmerica Nazarene went 10-2, reaching the second round of the NAIA Championship Series.

Hinek, a 6-foot-6, 302-pound offensive tackle, first came out for football this past season, and helped pave the way for a ground game that rushed for 209.7 yards per contest and 29 total touchdowns.

He had previously starred in basketball, averaging 13.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as an all-league and all-county first-team junior during Arroyo Grande’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA semifinals run. A leg injury suffered late in this past football season, however, prevented him from playing basketball as a senior.

Hinek’s basketball teammate Michael Escobedo, a senior guard, recently signed to play basketball at MidAmerica Nazarene.