Played in 20 games with 18 career starts on the defensive line … Over
Started nine of 10 games played at defensive end as a junior … Ranked eighth on the squad with 25 tackles (five
Started nine of 10 games on the defensive line as a sophomore …
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.