|76 Stewart Hinson|
A sizeable lineman who has provided quality depth on the offensive unit, but has seen the majority of action on special teams ... Closed spring workouts officially listed as Ike Harris' top backup at the left tackle spot for the second-straight season ... Made move over from the guard position during the spring of 2014 and has taken a bulk of the reps there the last two practice periods while Harris was sidelined with injuries ... In addition to addressing increased strength, work in conditioning program has redefined body style (301 pounds as a signee, 277 as a redshirt freshman, 295 as a sophomore, junior and senior) ... Progress was slowed recently because of a shoulder ailment ... 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 by coaching staff ... Attended ECU's summer camp with high school program.
2014: Played in 10 games as a junior, most all coming as a blocker on special teams ... Experienced action against N.C. Central in opener before following with appearances vs. North Carolina, SMU, USF, Connecticut, Temple, Cincinnati, Tulane, Tulsa and Florida in the Birmingham Bowl ... Pirates were 7-3 in games in which he played (5-2 in the American Athletic Conference).
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 ... Held a 4.16 high school grade-point average as a senior.
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 who earned a bachelor's degree during ECU's Spring Commencement on May 8, 2015 ... Currently working on second degree in management ... Earned ECU Dean's List designation for classroom work during the 2013 spring semester.