Cassius Vaughn

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Cassius Vaughn
Cassius Vaughn.JPG
Before a game in Denver in September, 2010.
No. 29     Detroit Lions
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Memphis (TN) East
College: Mississippi
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 14, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 124
Pass deflections 19
Interceptions 5
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

Cassius M. Vaughn (born November 3, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Ole Miss.

Vaughn has also played for the Indianapolis Colts.

Professional Career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

As a rookie in 2010 for the Denver Broncos, Vaughn did not start in any games as a defensive back but did play in thirteen games as a special teams player and recorded seven tackles, recovered a muffed punt and returned two kickoffs for 125 yards and one touchdown.

On October 9, 2011 in a 29-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers, Vaughn intercepted Philip Rivers' pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On May 23, 2012, Vaughn was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for FB Chris Gronkowski.[1] On November 9, 2012, Vaughn was fined $7,875 for a late hit on Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush in Week 9.[2]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On April 7, 2014, Vaughn signed a one year contract with the Detroit Lions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broncos trade Cassius Vaughn to Colts for fullback Chris Gronkowski". The Washington Post. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Fines roundup: Michael Vick of Eagles docked for low block". National Football League. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ David Smith, Michael. "Lions sign Cassius Vaughn". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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