Experienced player on defense who was a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick in 2008.
Career: Has played in 33 career games with 27 starts.
2008: Started all 13 games in 2008 ... Was named Second Team All-BIG EAST ... Third-leading tackler on the team with 67 stops (37-30) in 2008 ... Had two interceptions, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... Had nine tackles (7-2) against West Virginia (Nov. 1) and eight tackles (0-8) against Rutgers (Oct. 18) ... Interceptions came in wins against Louisville (Sept. 26) and Syracuse (Nov. 15) ... Contributed five tackles in a solid defensive effort in the International Bowl against Buffalo (Jan. 3).
2007: Played in all 13 games, starting each of the first 11 at safety and also the Meineke Car Care Bowl ... Made 56 tackles on the year with seven interceptions and four more breakups ... Made a season-high nine tackles in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Wake Forest (Dec. 29), with an interception, a pass breakup and his first career tackle for loss ... Made eight tackles against Syracuse (Nov. 17) while intercepting a pass and breaking up another ... Added five tackles to the victory over Rutgers (Nov. 3) and six tackles to the win over USF (Oct. 27) ... Had an interception in four straight games from Sept. 15-Oct. 13 and five of UConn's first six games overall ... Added five tackles on top of his interception against Temple (Sept. 15) while adding an additional pass break-up.
2006: Played in each of the final seven games of the season both on special teams and at safety ... Started two games, Rutgers (Oct. 29) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) while M.J. Estep was out with an injury ... Made 17 tackles on the year, eight of which came against West Virginia (Oct. 20) after Estep was hurt ... Combined to make seven tackles in his two starts, four against the Scarlet Knights and three against the Panthers ... Prior to cracking the lineup, was named the Scout Team Player of the Week on defense prior to the USF game (Oct. 7).
High School: Gained 860 yards on the ground as a senior with 11 rushing touchdowns and an 11.3 yards per carry average ... Also caught nine passes last year, good for 222 yards and three scores ... Recorded 24 tackles, including 2.5 sacks, and one interception on defense ... Returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns ... Helped North Attleboro to a 9-1 record as a senior and a share of the conference championship ... Named League MVP ... Was the Defensive MVP of the Massachusetts Shriners' Game, returning both an interception and a kickoff for a touchdown ... A Boston Globe All-Scholastic pick in both football and track while earning All-Scholastic honors on the gridiron from the Boston Herald ... Named to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle's All-Star teams in both football and track ... Won the state championship in both the 110 high hurdles and the long jump ... Also lettered in basketball for three years.
Personal Profile: Robert Anthony Vaughn ... Born on January 12, 1988 ... An economics major.
ROBERT VAUGHN'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Tackles: 9, 2x, last vs. West Virginia, 11/1/08
Most TFL: 1, vs. Wake Forest, 12/29/07
Most Interceptions: 1, 9x, last at Syracuse, 11/15/08
Longest INT Return: 30, at Syracuse, 11/15/08