As a junior (2003): Named the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (Big 12 coaches and Ft. Worth Star Telegram) ... Started all 13 games at center for the Jayhawks ... Allowed just one sack all season ... Was named KU's Offensive Lineman of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet ... Helped KU quarterbacks set school records in passing touchdowns (25) and pass completions (255).
Junior College (2001-02): Was an NJCAA second team All-American and an all-SWJC first team selection following his sophomore season at NEO ... In 2002, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M won the SWJC championship and the Red River Bowl Game in addition to finishing second in the final National Junior College Athletic Association poll.
High School: Earned a total of six letters in football and track and field ... All-state selection in football and was the state champion in the shotput ... Was a team captain in both 1999 and 2000 ... An all-around student-athlete, Vaughn was named Mr. Del City High School and listed in Who's Who in America as a senior.
Personal: Born on Nov. 14, 1982, in Okarche, Okla. ... Major: Sociology, Human Development and Family Life.