About Hinkson: Veteran member of Army linebacking corps ... will also compete for playing time on special teams units ... played quarterback during prep season in 2007.
2010: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
2008: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Earned three letters in football and one in baseball at Irvine High School ... two-time football captain ... earned team's Captain's Award and Coach's Award in final season ... two-time Scholar Athlete Award honoree ... played quarterback, tight end and receiver ... member of Irvine's pitching staff on baseball diamond.
Personal: Born April 2, 1989 ... given name is Daniel Gregory Hinkson ... parents' names are Greg and Kelly Hinkson ... one of several family members with military ties ... paternal grandfather, Ken Hinkson, retired from U.S. Army with rank of sergeant ... maternal grandfather, Joe Adamic served in U.S. Navy ... cousin, Kent Hinkson Jr. retired from U.S. Marine Corps ... cousin, Justin Hansen, curerntly serving in U.S. Marine Corps ... majoring in Mechanical Engineering with biology focus.