Clarence Vaughn
Vaughn as coach with the Washington Redskins preseason game.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-07-17) July 17, 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 8 / Pick: 219
Debuted in 1987 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1992 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     48
Sacks     1
Fumble recoveries     1
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Clarence Vaughn (born July 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.

High school yearsEdit

In high school, at Gage Park in Chicago, Vaughn played football, basketball and baseball. He was All-State honorable mention and a three-year football letterman starting on both sides of the ball as a running back and monster linebacker in the 52 monster defense.

College careerEdit

Vaughn played college football at Northern Illinois University where he won his 4-year football scholarship. He played linebacker for the Huskies and led the team in tackles with 92 tackles his senior year. In 1983, he was a linebacker on the California Bowl III championship team where they beat Fresno State. Vaughn played under three head coaches at Northern Illinois University, Bill Mallory, Lee Corso and Jerry Pettibone. In 1995, Vaughn was inducted into the NIU Hall of Fame for the 1983 football team.[1] He received his B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice and minored in Business Administration.

Professional careerEdit

Vaughn was drafted in the eighth round (219th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. In his first NFL start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he accomplished 13 solo tackles. Later that year, in a post-season game against the Minnesota Vikings, Vaughn made a critical play where he sacked Vikings quarterback Wade Wilson. They then went on to win Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. He went on to win his second Super Bowl in 1992 against the Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl XXVI.

After footballEdit

Vaughn currently is the head coach of Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, CO. He also runs a youth and young adult football training camp called Get NFL Ready. In 2010, Vaughn coached with the Washington Redskins under their internship program. With the Redskins, Vaughn studied the defensive plays, helped manage the sideline reps and helped manage game day performance of the defensive players. Vaughn coached his third season in 2009 at Bluffton University as a defensive assistant under the NFLPA/NCAA program for retired players. In 2007-08, in Colorado, he was an assistant football coach in charge of the middle linebackers for Rampart High School. He was the fourth Super Bowl vet ever to coach high school in Colorado (John Elway with Cherry Creek, Louis Wright with Rangeview and Rick Upchurch with Pueblo East are the other three). Vaughn is married to his wife, Brooke, and resides in Colorado with their seven kids.


  1. "NIU Hall of Fame",

External linksEdit

Wife: Brooke Vaughn
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