Brian Hartline is a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, who selected him with the 108th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Hartline attended Ohio State, where he played for three seasons. After his junior season, Hartline chose to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Hartline is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 186 pounds.
Prep Career
At GlenOak High School in North Canton, OH, Hartline was moved to wide receiver to make room for his brother Michael at quarterback. He finished the season with 41 receptions for 411 yards and committed to Ohio State prior to his senior season. He suffered a broken leg in his first game as a senior, but returned to the field in time for the Big 33 Game, a high school all-star game between players from Pennsylvania and Ohio.
College Career
Hartline redshirted the 2005 season, then played every game at wide receiver and special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2006. He finished the season fourth on the Buckeyes with 17 receptions for 256 yards. His only two touchdown catches as a freshman both came against Northwestern. Hartline's best collegiate season came in 2007. He finished second on the team with 52 receptions for 694 yards and six touchdowns, helping Ohio State reach its second consecutive BCS National Championship Game. Hartline caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in the title game loss to LSU. Ohio State's offense struggled in 2008, reducing Hartline's numbers across the board. Hartline finished his Ohio State career with 90 receptions for 1,429 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was held without a catch in his final college game, a loss to Texas in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl.
Hartline's brother Michael was his high school quarterback and is currently a quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats.
NFL Career
Hartline was selected in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Before the 2009 season, Hartline signed a four-year contract with Miami.