76  Stewart Hinson
Stewart Hinson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Monroe

High School:
Piedmont

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 296

Position:
Offensive Line

Experience:
1L


A sizeable, but versatile lineman who will continue to provide quality depth on the offensive unit and special teams ... Closed spring workouts officially listed as Ike Harris' top backup at the left tackle spot ... Made move over from the guard position and experienced a bulk of the reps during the spring while Harris was sidelined ... In addition to addressing increased strength, work in conditioning program has redefined body style (301 pounds as a signee, 277 as a redshirt freshman, 296 as a sophomore and junior) ... Owns a bench press of 335 pounds, a back squat of 485 and a push jerk of 296 ... Considered a talented and assignment-sound blocker with a high ceiling for continued development by coaching staff ... Attended ECU's summer camp with high school program.

2013: Experienced action in five games - Southern Miss, FIU, Tulsa, UAB and NC State - mostly on special teams and as a reserve lineman ... Helped the Pirates amass a season-high 625 yards against the Blazers at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... ECU averaged 50.4 points and 484.4 yards per game in contests in which he appeared (5-0 record).

2012: Did not experience game-day action during first season on the Pirates' active roster.

2011: Spent true rookie campaign as a redshirt on scout team ... Inked with ECU during the traditional early February signing period.

High School: Named to the Associated Press All-State Team as a senior ... Selected to the 2010 preseason and post-season NCPreps.com 2A All-State squads ... Helped Panthers to an 11-2 record and an 8-0 mark in the Rocky River Conference during final season as a team captain ... Team advanced to second round of North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs before falling to Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology 14-7 ... A 2010 All-Rocky River Conference and First-Team All-Charlotte Observer selection ... Did not allow a sack or quarterback hurry while tallying 48 pancake blocks as a senior ... Finished final season grading out at 96 percent ... Opened running lanes and provided pass protection for the Panthers to average 30.9 points per game in 2010 ... Began career at tight end before switching to the interior during junior season ... Also served as a defensive end, long snapper and kickoff returner during 2009 campaign ... Recorded 22 tackles, seven stops for a loss and a pair of sacks as a junior ... Played for head coach Frank Ambrose, who regarded him as a "natural leader" ... Rated as the 133rd-best offensive tackle according to ESPN.com.

Personal: Full name is Stewart Randall Hinson ... Born July 21, 1993 at Charlotte, N.C. ... Son of Randy and Stephanie Hinson ... A health fitness specialist major ... Earned ECU Dean's List designation for classroom work during the 2013 spring semester ... Held a 4.16 high school grade-point average as a senior.