Arizona: 2L... Expected to compete with Darrell Brooks and Luis Nunez for the right corner position opposite Michael Jolivette entering 2002 fall practice... Played in all 11 games for the Wildcats in 2001, earning extensive duty on the special teams units and as a backup in the secondary... Finished the season with 13 tackles (12 solo) and a pass breakup... Had a season-best three solo tackles versus Oregon... Tallied two solo hits against both Washington State and UNLV... Had two hits in the ASU game and had a solo tackle in both the Washington and Oregon State games... Had 1.5 tackles in the 2001 Red-Blue game... Played in 10 games and started six at cornerback for the Wildcats in 2000... Finished the season with 21 tackles (19 solo) a tackle for loss, an interception and four pass breakups... Notched a season-high seven tackles (six solo) in the first game of the season at Utah and added an interception and two pass breakups... Had four solo tackles and a pass breakup at Stanford and had four tackles against Ohio State... Tallied two solo tackles against Washington State and had a solo tackle at Oregon... Had a solo tackle in the 2000 spring game... Missed the year in 1999 after season-ending shoulder surgery on Aug. 26, 1999... Had a tackle and broke up a pass in the ’99 spring game... Redshirted in 1998... Arizona thought that Hinton was one of the top corner prospects coming out of high school in the West that year...
High School: Lincoln Preparatory, San Diego, Calif., 1998... Three-year letterman in football and track... PrepStar All-America honors as a senior, when he reportedly allowed only three passes to be completed against his coverage... SuperPrep all-region acclaim... All-league honors for three consecutive years... Notched 48 tackles, two interceptions and seven sacks... Recruited by several Midwestern schools, as well as other Pac-10 schools.