A sizeable lineman who is expected to provide quality depth on the Pirates' line at the guard position as a sophomore ... Finished spring drills listed alongside Keifer Neal as backups to returning starter Jordan Davis at left guard ... Could also experience action at the tackle position and contribute a blocking role in ECU's kicking game on special teams ... 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) ...Owns a bench press of 335 pounds, a back squat of 485 and a push jerk of 295 ... Considered a talented and assignment-sound lineman with a high ceiling for continued development by coaching staff ... Attended ECU's summer camp with high school program.
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 ... Intended major is health fitness specialist ... 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.