Dino Hackett played football, basketball, and baseball at Southern Guilford High School and was selected to the Shrine Bowl and East-West All-Star Game in 1982. A member of Appalachian State’s 75th Anniversary Team, Hackett starred as a linebacker at ASU from 1982-85. He holds eight school records including most solo (106), assisted (94) and total tackles (200) in a single season, which he accomplished in 1985 en route to first team All-America accolades. Hackett was an All-Southern Conference honoree in 1984 and 1985. Drafted in the second round in 1986 by the Kansas City Chiefs, Hackett enjoyed a seven-year professional career, spending six seasons with the Chiefs and one with the Seattle Seahawks. Hackett started all 16 games as a rookie and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1988. Hackett’s 16 tackles versus the Seahawks on September 20, 1987 is still a Kansas City record. In 2005, Appalachian State retired Hackett’s No. 38 jersey. Hackett is a member of the Southern Guilford Hall of Fame.