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#23 Dominique Dafney

Height 6-2
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown West Des Moines, Iowa
High School Valley
Previous School Iowa Western CC

Hawk-Item – – Joined Iowa program after attending Iowa Western CC . . . did not see action in 2016.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2017 – – Saw action on special teams in 24-3 win over Wyoming, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 31-14 win over North Texas, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 21-19 lost to #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 win over Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action on special teams in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College, but had no statistics.

High school honors — Earned elite all-state and first team all-state honors as a senior… all-district first team as a junior… Career — Four-year letterman as wide receiver… helped prep team post two-year mark of 20-5 as a junior and senior…. team won conference division title three straight seasons… team reached state quarterfinals in 2012 and 2014 and reached semifinals in 2013… 58 receptions for 898 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, an average of 15.5 yards per catch… 33 receptions for 445 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, an average of 13.5 per catch… rushed four times for 84 yards… team captain as a senior… holds school records for receptions (58) and receiving yards (898) in a season… holds school records for receiving touchdowns in a game (3) and career (22)…  four-year basketball letterman, helping team reach state championship game in 2013… also lettered in track.

Personal — Born 6/03/97 in Charlotte, NC . . . health and human physiology major . . . earned academic all-conference honors for three years . . . parents are Lonnie and Darrin Dafney . . . one of four players from West Des Moines on Iowa roster . . . one of two players from Valley HS on Iowa roster . . .  high school coach was Gary Swenson.