** 2012 Ball State Ray Louthen Senior Participation Award **
** 2010 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team **
2012 (Sr.): Started four games . . . played in 12 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . 26 career starts . . . season high seven tackles at Miami University . . . six tackles at Clemson . . . two pass breakups at Clemson and one at Miami University . . . three tackles and one pass breakup at Central Michigan . . . forced a fumble at Toledo that was returned 54 yards by Tony Martin . . . credited with tackles for loss at Toledo and at Miami University . . . four tackles vs. Central Florida in the bowl game.
2011 (Jr.): Started his 22nd career game at Eastern Michigan . . . has started eight games this season . . . season high eight tackles at Eastern Michigan . . . six tackles at Western Michigan . . . forced the third fumble of his career and first of the season at WMU . . . managed three tackles and one pass breakup vs. Indiana . . . recorded the eighth interception of his career at South Florida . . . tallied three tackles vs. Temple . . . tallied his first career fumble recovery vs. Central Michigan.
2010 (So.): Started all 12 games to earn second letter . . . managed seventh career interception at Buffalo . . . recorded third interception of the season at Toledo . . . tallied his first career multiple interception game at Central Michigan when he picked off two passes . . . career high nine tackles at Kent State . . . tallied the second forced fumble of his career at Kent State . . . tied for second on the team with six tackles plus added one forced fumble in the season opener vs. Southeast Missouri State . . . managed 5.5 tackles and tied for second for the Cardinals in tackles vs. Liberty . . . tied for ninth in the Mid-American Conference and tied for 33rd in the nation in interceptions per game.
2009 (Fr.): Played in 10 games to earn first letter . . . started two games -- vs. Bowling Green and at Eastern Michigan . . . managed his first career interception with 11:48 to play at Auburn . . . intercepted the second pass of his career vs. Ohio . . . tallied his third career interception at Western Michigan . . . season high five tackles at Temple and vs. Bowling Green . . . credited with first career tackle for loss at Temple . . . at least one tackle in nine games, including the final seven contests.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Ted Ginn at Glenville . . . also earned two letters in track . . . Football: Helped Glenville to an 11-1 overall record and a 7-0 Senate League mark as a senior . . . helped the team to a 23-4 mark in his career . . . helped team to a No. 1 ranking in the state as a senior . . . All-Ohio as a senior . . . managed 40 tackles, 15 pass breakups and four interceptions as a senior.
Personal: Son of Charles and Charlotte Pinkston . . . born Dec. 18, 1990, in Cleveland, Ohio . . . one sister . . . full name is Jason Charles Pinkston.
All-purpose yards: 21, at Auburn, 9/26/09
Interceptions: 2, at Central Michigan, 10/2/10
Long interception return: 21, at Auburn, 9/26/09
Tackles: 9, at Kent State, 10/30/10 (6-3)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Temple, 10/10/09 (1-0); Northern Illinois, 11/20/10 (1-0); at No. 25 Toledo, 11/6/12 (1-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, 4 times
Fumbles recovered: 1, CMU, 10/22/11 ; Central Michigan, 10/22/11
Pass breakups: 2, 4 times