|High School:||R.J. Reynolds H.S.|
Started nine of 10 games on the defensive line as a sophomore … Only game he did not start was the Wagner game on Oct. 8 … Finished the season with 16 total tackles (eight solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Recovered fumble and made one tackle for loss vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) … Registered a career-high three tackles (one solo) vs. Princeton (Oct. 1) … Forced a fumble and made one tackle at Georgetown (Sept. 24) … Made two tackles in career debut and season opener vs. Saint Francis U (Sept. 17).
Did not see any game action … Contributed on the defensive line … Earned varsity letter.
A 2015 graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Scott Saalweachter … Earned All-Central Piedmont Conference honors as a defensive end … A multi-sport athlete for the Demons … Averaged 7.6 tackles per game and 1.2 sacks per game during his final season … AP Scholar … Four-year letterman on the basketball team as a small/power forward … Participated in track & field as a sprinter, while also competing in the high jump, shot put and discus … Personal records include 12.44 (100-meters), 26.04 (200-meters), 107-5 (discus) and 38-1 (shot put) … Played mostly basketball but decided to focus on football after his sophomore year of high school.
Born Michael Christopher Hinton on May 13, 1997 … Son of David and Natalie Hinton … Has a brother David … Brother played basketball at VCU … Attended the 2017 NCAA Inclusion Forum … Chose Columbia over offers from various Ivy League schools and Davidson … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Political Science.