Shippensburg University’s football team has announced that its 2020 captains will be redshirt-junior tight end David Balint III (Landenberg, Pa./St. Mark’s (Del.)), redshirt-senior wide receiver Winston Eubanks (Philadelphia, Pa./LaSalle College), redshirt-junior safety Trey Paul (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) and redshirt-junior defensive lineman Cameron Tinner (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area).
David Balant II
Balint III has played in all 22 games over the last two seasons, making 14 starts at tight end. As a redshirt-sophomore, Balint III was named to the 2019 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Football Second Team after setting single-season school records for receptions by a tight end (64) and receiving yards by a tight end (755).
Eubanks, the lone senior captain, played in all 34 games over the last three seasons, starting in all of them. A three-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division First Team wide receiver, Eubanks enters his senior season ranked among the Top 6 players in school history for three different career categories: receiving yards (5th, 2,853), touchdown receptions (3rd, 28) and receptions (6th, 148).
Paul has played in 21 games during his two seasons, making 12 starts in the defensive backfield. The 2018 John E. Hubley Award winner, Paul has totaled 100 tackles. His redshirt-sophomore season included career highs of 61 tackles (42 solo), five pass defenses and 2.0 tackles-for-loss (TFLs).
Tinner has played in 17 games during his two seasons, making 11 starts. After transitioning from offense to defense during his redshirt-freshman season, Tinner started all 11 games in 2019 as an interior defensive lineman. He earned the team’s Red Raider Pride award. He has totaled 24 tackles, including 3.0 career sacks.
Team captains are selected by their peers. Eubanks returns as a captain for the second consecutive year after earning the role as a junior for the 2019 season.
Shippensburg’s season opener takes place Sept. 5 at West Virginia State.
Bill Morgal is Sports Information Director at Shippensburg University