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Verkedric  Vaughns

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Poteet HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 190

Position:
S

Experience:
2L

11/17/2016

Football Puts 15 on Academic All-Big 12 Team

Bears have had at least eight honorees every year since 2004.

11/04/2017

Baylor vs. Kansas (USATSI)

USATSI Photos from Baylor football at Kansas - Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

11/05/2016

Baylor vs. TCU

Nov. 5, 2016

09/24/2016

Baylor Football vs Oklahoma State - 09/24/2016

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09/24/2016

Baylor vs. Oklahoma State

Sept. 24, 2016

Returner at corner with starting experience ... Listed as one of two starting cornerbacks on preseason depth chart ... Tough and aggressive, played in 23 games as career ... 2016 Academic All-Big 12 second team ... Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.

2016 (Sophomore): Played in 12 of 13 games and made four starts at corner back ... Academic All-Big 12 second team ... Had one tackle at No. 13 West Virginia ... Played but did not have any stats vs. SMU, at Texas, at No. 9 Oklahoma, vs. Kansas State, vs. Texas Tech and vs. Boise State ... Started, had two tackles and one pass breakup vs. TCU ... Did not play vs. Kansas ... Started at Iowa State, had two tackles ... Started vs. Oklahoma State, had career-high seven tackles, two PBUs and forced and recovered first career fumble on same play ... Made first career start at Rice, had one tackle and career-high three PBUs ... Had one tackle and PBU vs. Northwestern State in season-opener ... Selected to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll spring 2017.

2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 of 13 games on special teams and as reserve cornerback ... Earned first collegiate letter ... Totaled two tackles on season ... Saw action at cornerback in three games, played remaining eight exclusively on special teams ... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win at SMU, played on special teams ... Saw first action from scrimmage in third game vs. Rice, no stats ... Made two solo tackles as backup corner in win at Kansas in fifth game ... Did not play in two games ... Also played snaps at corner in win over No. 10 North Carolina in Russell Athletic Bowl.

2014 (Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility ... Named to fall 2014 and spring 2015 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.

High School: Versatile two-way athlete from Poteet High School in Mesquite, Texas ... Two-time all-district honoree as cornerback and receiver for head coaches Kody Groves and Randy Jackson at PHS ... National position ratings among cornerback prospects: 64th by ESPN, 89th by 247Sports, 108th by Scout ... Ranked 71st overall recruit in state (fourth among "athletes") by Lone Star Top 100 ... Rated No. 51 prospect on SportsDay/DMN Area Top 100 ... Named second-team 2013 All-District 10-4A as cornerback despite injury-shortened senior season ... Totaled 22 tackles (17 solo) and four PBUs for Poteet squad that finished 12-2 and 13th in state and reached DII state quarterfinals ... Named second-team 2012 All-District 10-4A at receiver as junior on PHS squad that finished 11-3 and reached DII regional finals ... Played receiver and cornerback as junior, made 31 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed 23 times for 179 yards.

Personal: Son of Myron Vaughns and Valerie Fridia ... Older brother Vertrail played basketball for North Texas and George Mason ... Majoring in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.

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