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K.C. Hinton
Player Profile:
K.C. Hinton 2236559
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Henrico, Va.
High School: Highland Springs
Major: Civil Engineering
Experience: 2 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad as a senior defensive back. 

Participated in all 11 games without recording a start in his junior season as a key backup defensive back in the Blue Hens secondary • recorded nine tackles (eight solo) • recorded a season high two tackles in the final game of the season vs. Villanova • had his first career interception against CAA rival Towson • member of the kick return team during the homecoming game vs. Richmond in which he had three returns for 71 yards (long of 26).

2016 SEASON 
Earned second letter as a backup defensive back and special teams player • played in all 11 games and recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) • also had a forced fumble • had season-high three tackles at Wake Forest and two each vs. Towson, Albany, and Villanova over the final four games of the season • forced a fumble in opener vs. Delaware State • unit ranked No. 6 in the CAA in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) and No. 6 in passing defense (181.5) •
named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Co-Most Improved Defensive Player for spring drills • had two tackles in the Blue-White spring game in May • named CAA Academic All-Conference.

Played a key backup role in the Blue Hen secondary and on special teams as a true freshman • appeared in all 11 games and registered 13 tackles (8 solo) • had a tackle for loss and two pass breakups • had season-high five tackles in second game of career vs. Lafayette • also made two stops each vs. New Hampshire and Albany • knocked down passes against Towson and Albany • part of a unit that ranked No. 5 in the CAA and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA) • named CAA Academic All-Conference.

Competed in football, wrestling, and track & field at Highland Springs High School • running back and linebacker in football for head coach Loren Johnson • product of program that has sent numerous football student-athletes to UD, including current Cleveland Browns defensive back Marcus Burley • three-year starter in football who led teams to combined record of 27-3 • team captain for team that went 10-0 and won the conference title in 2014 • All-State, All-Metro, all-region, and all-conference as both a junior and senior • named conference Linebacker of the Year as a junior • took part in the 2014 Army National Combine in San Antonio, Tex. • as a senior, recorded 68 solo tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles • as a junior in 2013, had 62 solo tackles, 13 tackles for loss, two sacks, and three forced fumbles and rushed for 703 yards, averaged 13.5 yards per carry, and scored 14 touchdowns • four-year team captain in wrestling who won a district title and placed fifth at the state championships in 2014 • won wrestling conference title in 2015 • ran sprints in track & field • four-time all-academic selection. 

Keir (“key-air”) Charlkeith “K.C.” Hinton, Jr. • born Nov. 6, 1996 • honor student as a civil engineering major at Delaware • son of Keir and Pamela Hinton • has a half-sister, Oneika Mclean • father is a police officer who played college football at Norfolk (Va.) State • mother is a human resources manager who earned two degrees from Old Dominion and a master's degree from Central Michigan • paternal grandfather played college football at Virginia State. 


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2017 11/0 9 (8) 0-0/0-0 0/0 1/0
2016 11/0 11 (7) 0-0/0-0 0/1 0/0
2015 11/0 13 (8) 0-0 / 0.5-1 0/0 0/2
TOTALS 33/0 34 (23)
0-0 / 0.5-1

Tackles: 5 vs. Lafayette, 2015
Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Towson, Albany, 2015

Interceptions: 1 vs. Towson, 2017

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