Football



20  Julius Stinson
Julius Stinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Victorville, Calif.

High School:
Silverado

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 182

Position:
Cornerback


UW This Season: Julius Stinson will be a leading All-Conference candidate in 2007, after earning Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference honors as a junior in `06. Not only is he an outstanding cover corner, but he ranked third on the Wyoming team in tackles in 2006 with 57, and he led UW in solo tackles with 40. He will team with fellow senior cornerback Michael Medina to form one of the best corner tandems in the Mountain West Conference in `07.

2006: Stinson stepped into the starting lineup for the first time in 2006 and became an immediate star for the Cowboys. In addition to ranking third on the team in tackles (57) and first in solo tackles (40), he also intercepted two passes, to rank second for the Cowboys, and he broke up three other passes -- fifth best on the squad. He ranked 17th in the MWC in interceptions in `06. Due to his outstanding athletic ability, Stinson was utilized in a number of different ways including as a blitzer. He recorded two sacks on the season, 3.5 tackles for losses and one forced fumble. His best performance of the season came against Utah. He was credited with seven tackles versus the Utes, but his biggest play came on Utah's first possession of the second half. With Wyoming leading by a score of 24-0, Stinson picked off a Utah pass on that first possession of the second half and took the interception back 42 yards for a touchdown to seal an eventual 31-15 victory for the Cowboys. Stinson earned MWC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors with teammate Ward Dobbs for his performance vs. the Utes. He also had a nine-tackle game against TCU and an eight-tackle, one-sack performance versus Boise State. His other interception of the season came at Syracuse.

2005: Stinson appeared in 10 of 11 games for Wyoming, missing only the UNLV game due to a left knee sprain. He began to display his talents to Wyoming fans when, as a sophomore in `05, he intercepted two passes and made nine tackles as a backup cornerback. Stinson ranked 19th in the MWC in interceptions in `05.

2004: Stinson appeared in all 12 games for UW in 2004, primarily as a contributor on special teams. He concluded his true freshman campaign with eight total tackles and one pass breakup. With his outstanding speed, he was used as one of Wyoming's primary kick coverage men. Earned his first varsity letter.

High School: He earned All-Area and All-CIF honors both his junior and senior seasons of high school. In addition, Stinson was named to the Los Angeles Times All-Region team two years. A two-time team captain in football, he was named his high school's Athlete of the Year and football MVP his senior season. He earned All-Conference honors three years on offense and two on defense. As a senior at Silverado High School in Victorville, Calif., Stinson rushed for 1,449 yards on 164 carries. He averaged 131.7 yards per game, 8.8 yards per carry, and scored 16 touchdowns in 2003. His best two games came against Apple Valley (205 yards in 23 carries) and versus Rim of the World High School (280 yards on 29 attempts). As a safety on defense, Stinson was credited with 99 tackles, averaging 9.0 tackles per game. He also intercepted three passes, returning one for a TD. He led Silverado to an 8-4 record, advancing to the Second Round of the CIF Division VIII playoffs. Silverado lost in the Second Round of the playoffs to Kaiser High, 10-13. Stinson was also a standout in basketball and track at Silverado High. He achieved honor roll status three years in high school. He played for head football coach Paul Golla. Stinson was also recruited by Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Personal: Born June 13, 1986, he is the youngest of three children of Crystal and Jeff Stinson. Stinson is majoring in communications at Wyoming.

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