Mooney’s Vinopal signs with Cowboys

Pittsburgh defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) during the first half of the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game against Houston, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Fort Worth. Texas. Houston won 35-34. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)
Pittsburgh defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) during the first half of the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game against Houston, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Fort Worth. Texas. Houston won 35-34. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Cardinal Mooney product and Pittsburgh Safety Ray Vinopal has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Vinopal started all fourteen games for the Panthers last season.  He racked up 68 tackles and 2 tackles-for-loss, with two interceptions and two forced fumbles.  The Youngstown native was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 Football Team.  Vinopal was also an ACC All-Academic Football Team honoree.

Fellow Cardinal Mooney graduate and Kentucky Running Back Braylon Heard was invited to Cleveland Browns rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis next week.  Last season, Heard rushed for 368 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Wildcats.

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