9 Dino Vasso
9 Dino Vasso
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Crum Lynne, Pa.
High School: Ridley
Position: CB
Major: Studio Arts

Vasso's 2010 Statistics


The son of Denise Kennedy… born 11-8-87… 


Nominee for 2010-11 UNH Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year
Named AFCA FCS Coaches' All-America...named to A.P. All-America Second Team...Named to The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America Second Team...named ECAC All-Star...named to FCS All-New England Team...named to All-CAA First Team...served as defensive co-captain...started all 13 games during senior campaign, giving him 50 starts in 51 career games...led team with 6 interceptions, giving him 18 career picks, two shy of school record...tied for team lead with eight pass break-ups...led CAA with 14 passes defended...ranks 10th all-time in UNH history with 289 tackles...amassed 59 tackles (42 unassisted)...returned five kickoffs for 72 yards with a long return of 18 yards...made seven tackles in quarterfinal loss at No. 5 Delaware...had interception, pass break-up and four solo tackles in second-round playoff win at No. 13 Bethune-Cookman...posted eight tackles, all solo, in win at No. 9 Villanova...had one assisted stop and one pass break-up in loss to No. 4 William & Mary...notched six tackles and a pass break-up in inaugural Colonial Clash triumph over No. 12 UMass at Gillette Stadium...recorded interception, pass break-up and five tackles in win at No. 6 James Madison...made five tackles, three solo, and nabbed interception in Homecoming win over No. 11 Richmond...had nine tackles, six solo, and a pass break-up in loss at Maine...Snatched one interception, notched two pass break-ups and made four tackles in win over Lehigh...recorded interception and two tackles in loss at Rhode Island...had five tackles and a pass break-up in loss at Pittsburgh...credited with two tackles in season-opener versus Central Connecticut State

Played in all 13 games...had a tackle in 12 of 13 games...ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 76 (49 solo, 27 assisted); the 49 solo tackles ranked second...seven games with 5+ tackles, including a career-high 14 (nine solo, five assisted)...also had double-digit tackles with 10 (5-5) against both Villanova and Rhode Island...recorded two tackles for a loss, totaling two yards...ranked second in interceptions with five; compiled 89 return yards on those INTs...tallied 34-yard interception return for a TD vs. Dartmouth...made 31-yard interception return for a TD the following game vs. Towson...also credited with six pass breakups...had 10 kickoff returns for 279 yards (27.9 yard average); long of 38 yards three times (Dartmouth, Northeastern, William & Mary)...also had one punt return for five yards

Recorded a tackle in all 13 games...named College Sporting News All-America Honorable Mention...team-high 99 tackles (66 solo, 33 assisted)...led the team in interceptions with five; totaled 113 return yards and one touchdown...second in pass-breakups with 17...recorded 5+ tackles 10 times, including a season-high 12 against both Albany and Hofstra; tallied seven solo and five assisted tackles each game...also reached double-digit tackles vs. both Villanova (9-1) and Southern Illinois (7-3)...nine tackles against Rhode Island (7-2) and Maine (3-6)...two interceptions (66 return yards) against Hofstra

Started all 12 games and recorded at least one tackle every game...ranked eighth on the team in tackles with 55 (33 solo, 22 assisted)...recorded two interceptions...had 1.5 tackles for a loss...credited with three pass breakups...recovered one fumble (vs. Richmond)...season-high eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) against UMass...recorded seven tackles in consecutive games vs. Richmond (6-1) and Delaware (5-2) as well as against Marshall (4-3)

Redshirt season

Before UNH
Lettered in football, basketball and track & field at Ridley High School...recorded 105 catches for 1,493 yards and 18 TDs...scored 20 unanswered points in one game with two receiving TDs, a punt return for a TD and a two-point conversion...two-time All-Delco pick (2004 and 2005) as a wide receiver...two-time All-Southeast Pa. pick (’04 and ’05)...played in “The Hero Bowl” and the East-West Shrine game...helped lead the basketball team to championship titles in ’04 and ‘05

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