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Brent Vinson

Class: Senior
Position: DB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205

Previous School: Ardrey Kell HS (Fork Union)

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff
• A three-year starter, will bring a lot to the defensive unit, through his ability and leadership
• Recovering from an injury in the spring
• Based on film, coaches are anxious to see what he brings to the table
• Great things are expected from him, based on his maturity

2011 (Jr.)
• Big South Preseason All-Conference
• Started all 11 games at safety
• Ranked fourth among Liberty defensive backs with 46 tackles (19 solo, 27 assisted)
• One of eight Flames to intercept a pass
• Led Liberty defensive backs with six tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks
• Had a 15-yard sack in season opener at N.C. State
• Totaled eight tackles (three solo, five assisted) to tie career high, against Robert Morris
• Had 1.5 sacks for 19 yards versus Robert Morris
• Posted seven tackles, including one for a loss, against James Madison
• Intercepted a pass at Gardner-Webb
• Tied career high with eight tackles versus Presbyterian College, to go with two quarterback hurries
• Helped Liberty's defense finish the season ranked No. 31 in scoring defense (22.00 points per game)
• Flames finished No. 32 in red zone defense (74.2 percent) and No. 38 in total defense (343.27 yards per game)

2010 (So.)
• Started all 11 games
• Helped the Flames finish the season ranked No. 20 nationally in rushing defense
• Also led the Big South and ranked No. 17 in the country in total defense (309.18 yards allowed per game) and No. 24 in scoring defense (20.81 points per game)
• Changed positions midway through the season
• Had his two best games of the season against the league's top teams, Coastal Carolina and Stony Brook
• Finished the Coastal Carolina game with a career-best five solo tackles
• Finished the Stony Brook contest with four tackles, including three solo stops and a pass breakup
• Intercepted a pass and returned it 21 yards against Charleston Southern
• Led the program with five pass breakups, with four of the five coming against Big South teams

2009 (Fr.)
• Saw playing time in all 11 games as a true freshman
• Named Big South Freshman of the Week on Oct. 26
• 84.4 percent of his season tackle total came against Big South opponents, as he recorded just five tackles before conference play opened
• Ranked fifth on the team in tackles among defensive backs, with 32
• Had a breakout game against Charleston Southern, finishing the road contest with a season-high eight tackles
• Had a game-saving tackle late in the contest against Charleston Southern, helping stop the Bucs as they were driving late to tie the game
• Tied a season high with four solo stops against Gardner-Webb
• Added five stops in a home victory over Presbyterian

Prep
• Enrolled at Liberty in January
• Transferred to Liberty from Fork Union Military Academy
• Started every game for Fork Union in 2008
• Graduated from Ardrey Kell High School
• Was a Southwestern 4A all-conference defensive back in 2006
• Was forced to sit out the 2007 season due to an injury

Personal
• Son of Alex and Betty Vinson
• Birthday is Sept. 2
• Criminal justice major