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  Michael Hinton

Michael  Hinton

Player Profile


Burlington, N.C.

High School:
Cummings/Hargrave M.A.

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 197



Named Preseason MAC Defensive Newcomer of the Year by The Sporting News.

2005: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

PRIOR TO OHIO: Attended Virginia Tech ... Redshirted in 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played his senior season at Hargrave Military Academy ... Was a defensive back and wide receiver at Cummings High School previous to that ... Recorded 20 tackles, an interception and two fumble recoveries as a defensive back at Hargrave ... Also blocked two kicks ... Ranked the No. 7 wide receiver in the Atlantic Region by PrepStar ... Ranked the No. 14 player in Virginia by SuperPrep ... Played on the varsity football team as an eighth-grader ... Caught 39 passes for 928 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior at Cummings ... Also had 98 tackles, nine interceptions and two sacks on defense ... Named the North State Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Had five catches for 189 yards and three touchdowns, along with 14 tackles and two interceptions in a game against Eastern Alammance in 2001 ... Was all-conference, all-region and all-state ... Had 19 career interceptions and 24 career receiving touchdowns ... Also competed in track ... Named MVP of the state track meet his last two seasons at Cummings ... Set the state record in the 300 intermediate hurdles and a conference record in the 110 high hurdles ... Earned all-state honors four years and was an All-American in the spring of 2002.

PERSONAL: Majoring in health services administrations ... Son of Cathy Williams and Will Staton.