Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in all 13 games ... saw action in seven contests and made six starts at safety ... tallied 33 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception and three pass breakups ... made career debut on special teams units vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... played special teams and made career debut at free safety against Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... played on special teams vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... recorded first career interception with a 32-yard return in the fourth quarter as a reserve at safety vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... played on special teams units in Big Ten opener at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... contributed on special teams vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) and Iowa (Oct. 16) ... made first career start at safety against Penn State (Oct. 30), registering a career-high six tackles ... reset his career high with seven tackles and broke up his first two passes in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... matched his career-high with seven tackles in start against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... notched six tackles, including one for a loss, in start vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... assisted on a tackle for loss and broke up a pass in start at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... registered six tackles in start vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Prep ... attended Cardinal Mooney High School (2010) coached by P.J. Fecko ... National Honor Society ... helped lead team to Division 3 state championship as a senior ... starter on the team that finished as the state's runner-up as a sophomore ... team posted a 38-4 record during his three seasons .. three-year starter with 44 career starts during his junior and senior seasons ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and had a 32-inch vertical leap ... Key Statistics ... posted 84 tackles, 16 pass breakups, four interceptions, forced four fumbles and recovered two fumbles as a senior ... rushed for 970 yard and scored 10 TDs senior year ... rushed for 1,112 yards as a junior ... had 78 tackles, 11 PBUs and three interceptions as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star and the 103rd safety nationally according to scout.com ... two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 123 overall prospect in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... two-star and the nation's No. 266 athlete according to Scouts, Inc. ... earned all-state honors as a senior ... honorable mention all-state junior year ... received all-conference and All-Northeastern Ohio accolades as a junior and senior ... Other Sports ... earned all-state honors as a sprinter as a sophomore and junior ... member of the school's 4x100m relay team that won state title as a sophomore and junior.
Personal ... Ray Charles Vinopal was born Nov. 5, 1991 ... father, Charles, played baseball at Youngstown State ... sister, Maggie, played soccer at Walsh University ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared.
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