2011 (Senior): Did not see game action after suffering a severe concussion prior to the season ... Was bothered by post-concussion symptoms keeping him out of the lineup ... Worked with the WCU team film crew during the season.
2010 (Junior): Started at center in three of the eight games, making his first WCU start at Gardner-Webb ... Also played at offensive guard during the season ... Credited with one tackle assist on the year.
Prior to Western: Transferred to Western Carolina from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga., where he played two seasons ... High School: Was a two-time second team All-County selection along the offensive line both as a center and a tackle ... Helped guide Peachtree Ridge High and head coach Bill Ballard to a conference co-championship as a junior with an 11-3 record.
Personal: Is the son of Raul and Miriam Pino ... Full name is listed as Edixon Pino-Alvarez ... Was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela ... Has five siblings.