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Vinsand signs with Upper Iowa

By Mary Zielinski, Contributing Editor | Feb 14, 2013
Photo by: Mary Zielinski Highland’s Cameron Vinsand signed a letter of intent on Feb. 6 to play football at Upper Iowa University. His mother, Deb (left), and his father, Tom (right), oversee the signing.

RIVERSIDE — Highland senior Cameron Vinsand signed a letter of intent on Feb. 6 to play football at Upper Iowa University.  Vinsand said he had visited other colleges, including Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, but decided “UIU was the right fit for me.”

At the signing, he was joined by his mother, Highland head football coach Tony Johnson and Upper Iowa University head coach Tom Shea. Also present were his fellow football team members.

“It has always been a dream of mine to play college football and be in those big games, and make those plays happen that need to happen. I have always wanted to go play at the college level where football is enjoyed by fans and students,” Vinsand said. “Some goals I have besides going to college to play football is getting the best grades possible throughout my academic career and finding out what I would love to do the rest of my life.”

He said he is not yet fully certain of a major, but is considering business.

During sophomore year at Highland, Vinsand was recognized as second team all-district and first team all-state by Iowa Sports Connection magazine. He has received second team all-state honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association.

He has started in every football game since freshman year and played center.

He was one of hundreds of students who signed with colleges and universities during national signing day last week.

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