NAME: Ben Glines
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2015
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'2"-200 lbs.
RESIDENCE: White Oak
PARENTS: Bill & Tammy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Family and faith
A three-year varsity starter for St. Xavier, senior running back Ben Glines has also played as a wide receiver and defensive back for the Bombers. During the eight and two regular season, Ben rushed for 923 yards and 13 TDs.
Big rushing games this season came against Brentwood, Tennessee, 167 yds. (two TDs), Elder, 172 yds. (three TDs), Louisville St. Xavier, 142 yds. (one TD) and East St. Louis, 126 yds. (three TDs.) His junior year, Ben had 715 rushing yards (seven TDs) plus, 23 receptions, for 240 yds. (two TDs.) Also his junior year, Ben set a school-record with 44 carries vs. Indianapolis Cathedral.
Ben's honors last season included being named 1st team all-GCL and team MVP. An academic honor roll student who is active in community service, Ben has committed to play football collegiately at Boston College.
His favorite athlete is LeBron James, favorite entertainer is Mark Wahlberg, favorite book is The Outsiders, favorite movie is the Fast and Furious series and most-like-to-meet is Johnny Manziel.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Ben is a talented young man with a very bright future. He combines a rare combination of size and speed in the backfield with tremendous receiving skills. He will do well at the next level."
— Steve Specht, Football Coach
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