who started at fullback last fall as a walk-on, will play his final season at Bryant this fall. Hinkley was not offered a scholarship by Paul Pasqualoni for his final year of eligibility, and did not participate in spring practice. He graduated from UConn, so he was able to explore other opportunities to finish his football career. According to Hinkley's father, Mike, Duquesne, Sacred Heart, Weber State and Hawaii all expressed interest. But Bryant was the first to present a firm scholarship, and that's where Hinkley is headed. Bryant opens against Marist on Sept. 1.