|High School:||Federal Way HS '10|
HS: Graduated from Federal Way HS in 2010. Selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game. Earned first team 4A All-State honors as an all-purpose back from the Associated Press. Named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. Was selected to the Seattle Times “Star Times” All-Area team as an all-purpose back, and also earned All-Area honors from the Tacoma News-Tribune. He was a first team All-South Puget Sound League North Division selection as a running back. He rushed for nearly 1,200 yards and averaged 30.4 yards per kickoff return. He set the SPSL single-game record for touchdowns when he scored seven against Jefferson on Oct. 29, 2009. He had a 4.29 time in the 40-yard dash at Federal Way, and 4.37 his junior season at a University of Washington camp. He lettered three years in football, but did not play his junior season. As a four-year letter winner in track and field, he ended his career in May 2010 as a part of the fastest 4x400 relay team in the history of track and field in the state of Washington. He and teammates Ezekiel McNeal, Maurice McNeal and Robert Shelby shattered the 28-year-old state record during a preliminary race at the WIAA State 4A Championships with a time of 3:15.26 to break the previous record of 3:16.09 set by Wilson in 1982. Two days later, the Eagles ran away with the state title, winning in 3:15.66 with Pinson running the anchor leg. A week earlier, the same foursome were disqualified from the 4x100 relay at the district meet, ending their hopes of setting the state record in that event. The 4x400 relay win, along with a second-straight hard-luck third-place finish in the 100 by Pinson, helped the Eagles finish in a tie for fifth place in the team standings. A photo finish showed that Woodinville's Anthony Nguyen (11.28) and Spanaway Lake's Anthony Rathbun (11.30) edged Pinson, who finished with an 11.30 time. He placed second as a junior in both the 100 (10.81 seconds) and the 200 (22.04). In the 100, he had the same time as the winner (senior Duran Ward from Todd Beamer) but was edged out by the photo finish. As a sophomore, Pinson placed seventh in the 100 (11.21). His career-best individual marks were 11.04 in the 100, 22.74 in the 200 and 49.90 in the 400.
Personal: Born 10/2/91 in Fort Campbell, Ky. Will turn 19 the day Eastern plays Weber State. Parents are Rickey and Sherrel Pinson. He is related to former Cincinnati Reds baseball player Vada Pinson.