By Gary Lloyd
BIRMINGHAM — Former Clay-Chalkville standout running back D.J. Vinson rushed for 106 yards and five touchdowns in UAB’s 41-14 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
The 5-foot-10, 202-pound senior is in his fifth season at UAB, but this is only the second season he’s been on the field. Vinson, who was a wide receiver until this season, injured his knee in 2010 and missed the season, caught 12 passes for 97 yards with two touchdowns in 2011 and sat out the last two seasons. He missed 2012 with a leg injury and sat out last year because of an academic situation.
“When we got a new coaching staff, I felt like they put me in great position to get comfortable, which is how I used to play when I was in high school,” Vinson told www.uabsports.com.
He set a school record for rushing touchdowns and is one of 11 Conference USA players to accomplish the feat.
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