Was redshirted in 2010 as a true freshman ... could compete for playing time at receiver this fall ... will be coming back from injury as he looks to 2013 season ... had solid spring as he caught seven passes for 115 yards in three spring scrimmages.
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 physical education.