Played in 20 games with 18 career starts on the defensive line … Over career, has totaled 41 tackles (13 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, five quarterback hurries, 1.0 sack, recovered a fumble and forced a fumble … Three-year letterman.
Started nine of 10 games played at defensive end as a junior … Ranked eighth on the squad with 25 tackles (five solo), registered 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, four quarterback hurries and a pass breakup … Tallied three quarterback hurries, made two tackles (one TFL) in season finale vs. Brown (Nov. 18) … Made four tackles vs. Harvard (Nov. 4) … Registered key sack on final play of the game (10-yard sack) and totaled four tackles at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Totaled three tackles at Princeton (Sept. 30) … Finished with four tackles and 1.0 TFL in season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).
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.