2017 as a Redshirt Senior: Started all 15 games at left tackle… Team Captain... Associated Press First Team All-American... STATS FCS First Team All-American... HERO Sports FCS First Team All-American... AFCA FCS Second Team All-American... First Team All-CAA Offensive Lineman... VaSID First Team All-State... JMU Offensive Lineman of the Year... Part of an offensive line that helped JMU lead the CAA and rank 15th nationally in scoring (34.4)… Also ranked third in first downs (325), ninth in completion percentage (64.9), 22nd in pass efficiency (142.46 rating), 25th in rushing (194.3), and 30th in total offense (419.0)… JMU produced four games over 40 points, including a season-high 75… Ranked second nationally with a +23.3 win margin... STATS FCS First Team Preseason All-American... HERO Sports FCS Preseason All-American... Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-American... Preseason All-CAA selection.
2016 as a Redshirt Junior: Started all 15 games at left tackle… HERO Sports FCS Second Team All-American... First Team All-CAA Offensive Lineman... ECAC First Team All-Star... VaSID First Team All-State... Roanoke Times Second Team All-State... Part of an offensive line that set JMU and CAA single-season records in scoring (700), rushing offense (4,125), total offense (7,612) and first downs (380)… Offense led the FCS in completion percentage (70.8%), team pass efficiency (181.69) and first downs… Also ranked second in scoring (46.7), third in total offense (507.5), fourth in third-down conversions (50%), fifth in rushing (275.0) and 10th in turnovers lost (13)… JMU produced more than 50 points in six games this season with an average win margin at 25.5 points per game... Named JMU's Offensive Lineman of the Year... JMU Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete (Fall 2016, Spring 2017).
2015 as a Redshirt Sophomore: Started all 12 games... Part of an offensive line that ranked second nationally in FCS in scoring (44.3) and total offense (528.8)… Offense led the nation on third-down conversions (54%), while also ranking third in first down offense (329), fourth in completion percentage (66.9%), seventh in rushing offense (273.8) and ninth in red-zone offense (89.4%)... Transitioned from defensive line to offensive line during spring practice... CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team.
2014 as a Redshirt Freshman: Played in 12 games... Had 11 total tackles, including six solo, to go with 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry... Season-high five tackles (three solo) in regular-season finale win over Elon (Nov. 22)... Had a pair of tackles at Villanova (Sept. 20) and versus Towson (Oct. 11).
2013 as a Freshman: Redshirted to retain a year of eligibility
High School: Played organized football for only two years, playing on both of the offensive and defensive lines at St. Anne’s-Belfield... Had 45 total tackles (21 solos) along with eight tackles for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Earned First Team All-State VISAA Division 2 recognition at both offensive and defensive lineman his senior year... Was also named Second Team All-Central Virginia and Second Team All-ODFC as a defensive lineman... After his first season as a junior, he was named to the Second Team VISFA Old Dominion on defense... Also played basketball in high school... Earned a place on the Honor Roll.
Personal: Full name is Aaron Phillip Stinnie... Son of Phil Stinnie and Julia Stinnie... Graduated in Spring 2017 with a degree in kinesiology... Enrolled in post-grad studies.