Jordan Hein to transfer from UNI to Bemidji State University
PERHAM, Minn. – Northern Iowa quarterback Jordan Hein of Perham, Minn., is transferring to NCAA Division II Bemidji State, he told the Forum News Service on Friday night.
Hein redshirted as a freshman this season for the Division I FCS Panthers, which was not a perfect fit for one of Perham's most heavily recruited football players in history.
“It wasn’t as good of a fit as I thought it would be,” Hein said. “Some things happened that I didn’t really agree with and in college, it’s more of a business, and you’ve got to look out for yourself and what’s best for you and I felt like it wasn’t very good for me to stay here.”
As a high school senior at Perham, Hein led the Yellowjackets to the Minnesota state semifinals. He was named to the Associated Press Minnesota All-State first team as a quarterback.
“I obviously wanted to go back somewhere in Minnesota and somewhere in Division II and I was thinking of a lot of the schools in the NSIC, like Duluth, Mankato, St. Cloud and Bemidji. I felt like Bemidji was a good fit. They need a quarterback and that’s the position I play.”
Hein finished his prep career with 3,451 passing yards and 37 touchdown passes. He also ran for 45 touchdowns.
The move brings Hein much closer to home and will allow him to play with his brother Jesse, the starting center for the Beavers football team.
Next season a Hein will be snapping the ball to Hein making Bemidji a Saturday afternoon hotspot for Perham football fans.
“That was also another big factor. It's pretty special to be able to play with your brother, especially at the collegiate level, so I’m pretty excited.”
Hein will meet with Bemidji coaches on Wednesday to make the transfer official.
Career Records at Perham:
3,443 yards - career rushing yards
569 - career rushing attempts
45 - rushing touchdowns
6,894 total offensive yards
83 touchdowns responsible for
172.4 total offensive yards per game
3,823 all-purpose yards
286 points scored
47 touchdowns scored
92 fumble return yards (on one play at DL, 2011)
Year G Att Yds TD Lg vg/C Avg/G
2012 40 569 3443 45 86 6.1 86.1
Year G Att- Cmp- Int Yds TD Lg Pct Avg/P Avg/G Effic
2012 40 491- 242-18 3451 36 82 49.3 7.0 86.3 125.2
Year G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G
2012 40 3443 138 98 19 125 3823 95.6
Year G Rush Pass Total Avg/G
2012 40 3443 3451 6894 172.4
Year G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G
2012 40 47 45 0 2 0 2 0 286 7.2