- D.J. Vinson
D.J.  Vinson


Clay, Ala.

High School:
Clay-Chalkville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 194

Running Back



Was redshirted in 2010 as a true freshman ... has been at wide receiver for most of career at UAB but was moved to running back prior to spring practice in 2014 ... saw action at running back during high school career ... expected to compete for playing time at running back this fall ... has not seen game action since the 2011 season ... has battled injuries during much of collegiate career.

2013: Did not see any action for the Blazers.

2012: Did not see any action due to injury.

2011: Played in all 12 games ... caught 11 passes for 97 yards (8.8 avg.) ... was on receiving end of two touchdown passes in last two games of season (vs. Southern Miss and at Florida Atlantic) ... also returned 22 kickoffs for 473 yards (21.5 avg), second-most returns among Blazers ... caught passes in last four games of the season ... registered a pair of receptions in wins at Memphis and at home vs. Southern Miss ... had a season-long 48-yard reception vs. Tulane ... had season-bests vs. Houston in kickoff returns (four) and return yards (99) ... had season-long kickoff return of 42-yards vs. Houston.

2010: Did not see any action and was a redshirted in his first season at UAB.

High School: Attended Clay-Chalkville High School ... named to Birmingham News All-North/East Offensive Team following 2009 season ... led Clay-Chalkville to an 8-2 record in 2009 ... set a school record with over 1,000 all-purpose yards ... also recorded 573 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns for the Panthers ... as a sophomore posted 643 rushing yards on 128 carries and five touchdowns ... also had 36 receptions for 361 yards and two touchdowns ... racked up 151 total yards against Hewitt-Trussville ... coached by Jerry Hood.

Personal: Born March 7, 1992 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Sandra and Joseph Vinson ... major is CMST.