Daniel Vinson
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    Daniel Vinson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Irving, TX

    High School:
    MacArthur

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 245

    Position:
    DL

    01/26/2012

    Football team places nine on academic all-conference team

    Players must have 3.0 GPA or better to make team

    2010 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity.

    High School - Lettered three years each in football and track ... two-time first-team all-district selection ... earned honors as an offensive and defensive player as a senior ... two-time academic all-district selection ... academic all-state as a senior ... threw the shot and discus in track ... district champion in the discus as a senior ... was a national merit finalist ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school football coach was Brian Basil.

    Personal - Son of David and Nora Vinson ... one of eight children ... father played football at Notre Dame (1974-77) ... his brother, Josiah, was a four-year letterman at Stanford (2003-07) and was a three-year starter at offensive guard ... member of squadron 22 ... major is operations research ... minor is Spanish ... on the dean's list in the fall of 2010 ... this past summer, completed Combat Survival Training, Global Engagement and Soaring ... favorite food is his grandma's homemade biscuits ... one word to describe him is "reserved" ... if he won the lottery he would "donate escalators to the Air Force Academy" ... credits his dad as having the greatest influence on his sports career because he "caused me to develop a strong work ethic" ... hobby is reading ... favorite athlete is former Olympian Eric Liddell, whose life was chronicled in the movie, Chariots of Fire ... long-term goal is to attend medical school.

    Inside Football