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    Justan Vaughn
    Justan Vaughn

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pearland, Texas

    High School:
    Pearland

    Weight:
    190

    Position:
    CB



    DEFENSE
    Season Games UA A Total TFL Sacks PD INT FF FR BLK
    2007 9
    5
    3
    8
    0.5-0
    0.0-0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2008 2
    8
    1
    9
    0.0-0
    0.0-0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2009 8
    4
    3
    7
    0.0-0
    0.0-0
    3
    1-0
    0
    0
    0
    2010 13
    39
    18
    57
    0.0-0
    0.0-0
    6
    1-18
    0
    1
    0
    Career 32
    56
    25
    81
    0.5-0
    0.0-0
    9
    2-18
    0
    1
    0

    Career: Played in 32 career games with 16 all-time starts ... Closed his career by starting every game at cornerback his senior season ... Was plagued with off-and-on injuries during the middle of his career ... Member of senior class that won 34 games and helped NU notch four-consecutive bowl-eligible seasons with three straight bowl appearances.

    2010: Started all 13 games at cornerback ... Overcame injuries in 2008 and 2009 to regain a prominent role in NU's defensive plans ... Posted six stops and a pass breakup in the TicketCity Bowl vs. Texas Tech ... Three tackles at Wisconsin ... Four stops and one pass breakup vs. Illinois ... Recorded four tackles vs. Iowa ... Two tackles at Penn State ... Tied his career best with nine stops at Indiana ... Recovered a fumble and posted three tackles vs. Michigan State ... Two tackles against Purdue ... Three tackles and a pass breakup at Minnesota ... Picked up three stops with one pass breakup vs. Central Michigan ... Three tackles at Rice ... Led NU's defense with a career-best nine tackles (eight solo) vs. Illinois State ... Recorded six tackles and his second career interception at Vanderbilt.

    2009: Played in eight games with one start ... Reserve cornerback ... Replaced the injured Sherrick McManis in the starting lineup vs. Eastern Michigan and finished with three tackles and one pass breakup ... Against Towson, recorded three tackles and his second career interception ... Sat out six games with a leg injury ... Returned to make one tackle vs. Iowa.

    2008: Started first two games at cornerback ... Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against Duke ... Registered five tackles at Duke ... Totaled four tackles in his first career start vs. Syracuse.

    2007: Played in seven games, primarily as a reserve cornerback ... Saw a majority of his action in the season's latter half ... Played a season-high 32 plays against Eastern Michigan ... Recorded two solo tackles each against Eastern Michigan and Iowa ... Notched his first career interception at Illinois.

    2006: Suffered an arm injury during preseason camp and sat out most of season ... Returned to practice late in the fall ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week vs. Ohio State.

    High School: Rated one of the nation's top defensive backs by Rivals.com ... Became the third Pearland Oiler to join the Wildcats in a four-year stretch (Trevor Rees and Brandon Roberson were the first two) ... 2005 second-team All-Greater Houston and unanimous first-team all-conference defensive back ... Named to 2005 Texas Magazine Super Team (third-team honoree) ... 2005 preseason All-Greater Houston team ... Notched 72 tackles, 11 pass deflections, 2 interceptions and 4 TFL's in 2005 ... Versus Elkins, notched seven tackles, three deflections and one TFL ... Helped lead the Oilers to a 2005 24-5A district championship and a 10-0 record ... Member of Top Teens of America ... Served as an assistant basketball coach for a YMCA team in 2003 and '04 ... Coached by Tony Heath.

    Personal: Born Justan B. Vaughn ... Son of Debbie and Ron Vaughn ... Father played football at Rice (1972-75) ... Communication studies major.