Brinson ready to take on last season as an Eagle

Kaitlin Sells

There’s no denying that senior cornerback Monquavion Brinson plays a key role on the Eagle defense, and he’s been working to show out for his last season as an Eagle. 

Brinson’s been working during the spring and the fall to cap off his final season as an Eagle on a good note, after already leaving an immense mark in his past three years on the roster.

“This off season I worked a lot on my hips,”  Brinson said. “My hip turns, a lot of footwork, a lot of trying to get my head around to find the ball.”

Beginning as a true freshman, Brinson played in all 12 games in the 2016 season, starting seven, where he tallied 25 tackles, three pass breakups, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble.

 

He continued to serve as a key player for the Eagles, starting and playing in all games his sophomore and junior years as a cornerback. Last season alone, Brinson was second on the team with 67 tackles, had one interception, and 10 pass breakups. 

The senior has been recognized many times for his work, being named to All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team by the League in 2017 and 2018. Brinson was also recognized as All-Sun Belt First Team by Southern Pigskin in 2017 and by Phil Steele, Pro Football Focus and Southern Pigskin in 2018. 

Brinson’s ready to take on the season, but he’s most ready to face off against rival Georgia State.

“I’m from Atlanta, so I know a lot of people on their team,” Brinson said. “It’s kind of a fun rivalry. A lot of those guys went to high school around my area so kind of like bragging rights.”

Make sure to catch Brinson and the rest of the Eagles for the first time in action this season as they take on No. 6 LSU. GS will be travelling down to Baton Rouge on Saturday, kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Managing Sports Editor, [email protected]