2010 Scouting Report: Coming off an All-Big East junior season, Pinkston appears poised for even greater accolades in 2010...enters his third year as Pitt's starting left offensive tackle...the Panthers have produced a 1,000-yard rusher each year he has been a starter...excellent athlete with good footwork and mobility...with 28 career starts, he will be a cornerstone for the Panthers' retooled offensive front...Pinkston teams with junior Lucas Nix to help form potentially the top offensive tackle tandem in the Big East.
2009: Starter at left offensive tackle in all 13 games...selected first team All-Big East by league coaches...named a second team All-American by SI.com and Rivals.com.
2008: Started all 12 regular-season games at left tackle...missed the Sun Bowl vs. Oregon State due to a right shoulder injury sustained during bowl week practice.
2007: Started the first three games at right tackle before suffering a season-ending left shoulder injury at Michigan State Sept. 15...underwent surgery and received a medical redshirt. 2006: Worked at defensive tackle through fall training camp before moving to offensive tackle in September...played in seven games during his true freshman campaign to letter...in addition to serving as a backup left offensive tackle, he also appeared in Pitt's "jumbo" set in short yardage situations as a fullback...also contributed on the extra-point/field goal block unit.
High School: Heralded prospect who was named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team (first team)...considered one of the nation's top 100 prospects by Tom Lemming...compiled 180 tackles over his final two seasons at Baldwin...Coach Dave Wannstedt also graduated from Baldwin (1970) before playing at Pitt...as a senior Pinkston had 80 tackles, eight tackles for losses, five fumble recoveries and two sacks...had 100 tackles and six sacks as a junior...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Class AAAA...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...first team All-Quad East...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...Tom Lemming rated him the nation's No. 69 overall prospect...rated the nation's No. 18 defensive tackle prospect by Scout.com...rated the No. 27 prospect in the East Region by Scout.com...rated Pennsylvania's No. 10 prospect by Rivals.com...Rivals.com also ranked him as one of the top 50 defensive tackle prospects nationally...PrepStar All-American...played under Coach Mike Silianoff...also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Jason R. Pinkston, born 9/5/87, is the son of James and the late Martha Pinkston... has two brothers...Jason served as a junior volunteer fireman for the South Baldwin fire station while in high school...cousin, Todd Pinkston, was a receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2000-05 and a former standout at Southern Miss...administration of justice major.
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