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Verkedric Vaughns 27

Verkedric  Vaughns


Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Poteet HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 198




Football Puts 15 on Academic All-Big 12 Team

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


Baylor vs. Iowa State Photos

USATSI photos from Baylor football vs. Iowa State


Baylor vs. Kansas (USATSI)

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


Baylor vs. TCU

Nov. 5, 2016


Baylor Football vs Oklahoma State - 09/24/2016



Baylor vs. Oklahoma State

Sept. 24, 2016

Tough and aggressive fifth-year defensive back ... Spent time as starting safety in 2017, but has also played corner in career ... Ranks fourth on team in career games played with 35 ... 2016 and 2017 Academic All-Big 12 second team ... Two-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection.

2017 (Junior): Played in all 12 games with five starts ... Posted career highs of 42 tackles, two TFLs and one sack on season ... Second-team Academic All-Big 12 ... Had three tackles at No. 10 TCU with one TFL ... Made three tackles vs. Iowa State ... Started vs. Texas Tech, had two tackles ... Started at Kansas, made two tackles ... Started vs. Texas, had six tackles, one PBU and first career sack/TFL ... Started at safety vs. No. 23 West Virginia, had four tackles and one PBU ... Made first career start at safety at No. 14 Oklahoma State, had two tackles ... Made five tackles at Kansas State ... Had two tackles vs. No. 3 Oklahoma ... Made two tackles at Duke ... Tallied one tackle vs. UTSA ... Recorded career-high 10 tackles, including career-best nine solo stops, vs. Liberty.

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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