Instead of preparing for the next opponent, these two Davis High stars are getting ready to watch their BYU Cougars take on the Horned Frogs of TCU.
Their friendly sibling rivalry comes out, as Troy predicts BYU will win by three and Tanner is going with TCU to pull it out by a touchdown.
Typical brothers for certain.
Being brothers two years apart, these two love to compete against each other.
In the off season, they compete and push each other in the weight room, trying to see who can lift more.
They also like to mix it up out on the basketball court.
But make no mistake, the brothers are united in their goal to bring a state title home for the Darts.
Through the regular season, not many have survived encounters with the two. The Darts were the undisputed champions of Region 1, compiling a 7-1 record.
These brothers know how to keep things in perspective, while they love football and are certainly talented; they know that family is important too.
As a family, they enjoy spending time in the great outdoors; hunting and fishing. Tanner points out that the family has a great spot for duck hunting.
The Hinds were born with football genes.
Their father, David, played college ball in Arizona. The brothers can trace their love of the game to him.
On the field, they are each other’s number one fans.
“I know he’ll make a play when he gets the ball.” said Troy, “When he is out there, the defense will be out there for a while.”
Tanner is a quick and powerful running back. Running up the middle, taking it outside, or catching a pass in the flat, Tanner has been steamrolling through defenses for a couple years.
Troy on the other hand is a tall and fast defensive end. Though still a sophomore, this is his second year competing on the varsity level.
He is already gaining a reputation for getting into the backfield and causing problems for the opposition.
Though asked to do different things on the field, these two support and push each other to be better.
“There’s a confidence,” Tanner said. “If we need to make a play, he will make it.”
Though they both would like to play football beyond their high school careers, that is the farthest thing from their minds.
Right now, the task at hand is the state playoffs.
“(The Playoffs) are more intense.” said Troy. “You have to practice harder.”
As his brother says this, Tanner nods his head and said “Exactly.”
The Hinds brothers: United on the field, pushing each other to be better off of it, and having the time of their lives in the process.