University of Iowa Athletics

Diante Vines

Height 6-0
Weight 198 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Danbury, Conn.
High School The Taft School
Diante Vines - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 – – Caught two passes for seven yards, including one for three yards for his first career touchdown, in 41-10 win over Western Michigan… caught one pass for seven yards in 20-13 win at Iowa State … started at wide receiver vs. Utah State and Western Michigan.

2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten… Comeback Player of the Year… 2022 – – Missed first six games of the season due to preseason injury, playing in seven games and earning five starts at wide receiver… posted a career-high three receptions for 25 yards vs. in 24-10 win over Wisconsin, with a long of 15 yards… had two receptions for 23 yards in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky, along with one rushing attempt for two yards… caught two passes for 22 yards in 33-13 win over Northwestern, with a long of 11 yards… had two receptions for 19 yards at in 24-3 win at Purdue.

2021 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten… 2021 – – Played in five games, but had no statistics.


2020 – – Redshirted… did not see any game action.

High School Honors – – Earned All-New England and Erickson League first-team honors as a wide receiver and defensive back as a junior at Danbury High School and senior at Taft… back-to-back Player of the Week honors as a senior… earned all-conference honors as a defensive back as a sophomore… Career – – Earned eight varsity letters while competing as a prep in football, basketball, and track… played wide receiver, quarterback, defensive back as a prep, along with kick returns… prep team won Erickson League championship and Todd Marble Bowl as a junior… two-year record of 13-4… set school record with 100-yard interception return… holds career records at Taft for receiving yards, receptions, and touchdown receptions… team captain as a junior… had 48 receptions and eight receiving touchdowns as a senior, with three rushing touchdowns, one kickoff return touchdown, and two defensive touchdowns (interception and fumble return)… recorded 14 tackles and four interceptions on defense, with two recovered fumbles and one forced fumble… had 184 yards on three kickoff returns… as a junior recorded 51receptions for 602 yards and 12 touchdowns at Taft… at Danbury as a junior recorded 68 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, and three recovered fumbles… had 58 tackles as a sophomore, with four interceptions, four forced fumbles, and four recovered fumbles.

Personal – – Born 2/5/01… open major… earned Academic High Honors two years… parents are Joyce Russoti and Marshall Vines… high school coach was Tyler Whitley.