Kaye Vaughan

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Kaye Vaughan
Date of birth: (1931-06-30) June 30, 1931 (age 83)
Place of birth: Concordia, Kansas, U.S.
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): OT/DT
College: Tulsa
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 12 / Pick: 134
Drafted by: Baltimore Colts
As player:
1953-1964 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1962
CFL East All-Star: 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962
Awards: 1956, 1957 - CFL's Outstanding Lineman Award
Honors: 1960 - Grey Cup champion
Career stats

Charles Kaye Vaughan (born June 30, 1931) is a former professional football player, a lineman with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League for twelve seasons. He won the CFL's Outstanding Lineman Award in 1956 and 1957 and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.[1]

Inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1978, Vaughan was voted 41st on the CFL's top 50 players in a poll conducted by Canadian sports network TSN, one of a few players from the 1950s that was included.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in the United States, Vaughan played high school football at Concordia Junior-Senior High School in Concordia, Kansas, and graduated in 1949.[2] He played college football at the University of Tulsa from 1950 to 1952, and was inducted into its hall of fame in 1990.[3]


Vaughan married alpine ski racer Lucile Wheeler (b.1935) of Quebec in 1960.[4] She was a double world champion in downhill and giant slalom in 1958 and won the Lou Marsh Trophy. Wheeler also won a bronze medal in downhill at the 1956 Winter Olympics and is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. For a time they lived in Ottawa, where he played football through 1964, but in 1967 moved to the village of Knowlton in Quebec's Eastern Townships.