Dustin Vaughan
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1991-01-27) January 27, 1991 (age 29)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Corpus Christi (TX) Calallen
College:West Texas A&M
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2014)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Honorable-mention All-LSC (2011)
  • All-LSC (2012, 2013)
  • 2× LSC Offensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
  • LSC Male Athlete of the Year (2013)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Dustin Vaughan (born January 27, 1991) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at West Texas A&M University.

Early yearsEdit

Vaughan attended Calallen High School. As a senior, he was named first-team All-District 31-4A at both quarterback and punter. He also received All-Metro, All-South Texas and All-State academic honors.

He practiced basketball and baseball. He helped the baseball team win the class 4A state championship.

College careerEdit

Vaughan accepted a football scholarship from Division II West Texas A&M University. As a redshirt freshman, he was the third-string quarterback and appeared in 4 games.

As a sophomore, he became the starter in the second game of the season, leading the team to an 8-3 record and a win in the Kanza Bowl over the University of Central Missouri. He registered 227-for-382 completions for 3,316 yards, 25 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He had 384 passing yards and 3 touchdowns in a 42-21 win against #5 Texas A&M University–Kingsville. He had 430 passing yards, 4 touchdowns and 21 rushing yards in a 49-35 win over Central Washington University.

As a junior, he helped the team reach the NCAA Semifinal for the first time in school history. He posted 359-for-555 completions for 4,712 yards (third in school history), 45 touchdowns (second in school history) and 13 interceptions. He had 409 passing yards and 5 touchdown passes against Western State University. He also had 5 touchdown passes against the University of West Georgia.

As a senior, he was the runner-up for the Harlon Hill Trophy. He recorded 5,401 passing yards (Division II record) and 53 touchdowns (school record and third-most all-time in Division II). He finished his college career with conference and school records for passing yards, (13,525), total yards (13,608) and passing touchdowns (123).

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Vaughan was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2014 NFL Draft.[1][2] He surprised observers by making the team as the third-string quarterback.

On September 5, 2015, he was waived after the team decided to carry just two quarterbacks on the regular season roster.[3] The Cowboys opted not to add him to the practice squad, choosing instead to sign quarterback Kellen Moore, who had previous experience with the team's offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Buffalo BillsEdit

On September 23, 2015, he was signed to the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.[4] On October 19, he was released by the Bills to make room for wide receiver Titus Davis.

Pittsburgh Steelers Edit

On January 22, 2016, Vaughan signed a futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5] On August 28, he was waived-injured by the Steelers after suffering a thumb fracture in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles[6] and on September 2, he was released from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement.[7]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On December 27, 2016, Vaughan was signed to the Ravens' practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Ravens on January 2, 2017.[9] On August 14, 2017, the Ravens waived Vaughn.[10]

San Antonio Commanders (AAF)Edit

On September 5, 2018, Vaughn signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football.[11] On November 27, he was selected third-overall by the team in the inaugural AAF Draft.[12] He was a backup behind Logan Woodside until the league folded in April 2019.


  1. "Undrafted rookie QB Dustin Vaughan has Dallas Cowboys’ attention".
  2. "Dustin Vaughan could force the Cowboys to keep three quarterbacks".
  3. Helman, David (September 5, 2015). "Vaughan, Showers Among Notable Cuts As Cowboys Meet 53-Man Roster Limit". Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  4. Brown, Chris (September 23, 2015). "Jonathan Meeks added to 53-man roster". Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  5. "Pittsburgh Steelers sign QB, WR to futures contracts".
  6. Bryan, Dave (28 August 2016). "Steelers Begin Roster Cuts; Place Rookie T Jerald Hawkins On IR".
  7. Kaboly, Mark (2 September 2016). "Steelers have waived QB Dustin Vaughan after agreeing on injury settlement. Was on reserved/injured list with broken thumb.".
  8. "Ravens Sign QB Dustin Vaughan To Practice Squad". December 27, 2016.
  9. Downing, Garrett (January 2, 2017). "Ravens Sign Six Players to Reserve/Future Contracts". Archived from the original on November 12, 2017.
  10. Mink, Ryan (August 14, 2017). "Ravens Sign Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, Waive Dustin Vaughan".
  11. Martinez, Quinton (September 7, 2018). "Calallen grad Dustin Vaughan signs with San Antonio team of Alliance of American Football". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  12. Wilson, Ryan (November 27, 2018). "Alliance of American Football QB Draft: Aaron Murray, Christian Hackenberg highlight QBs taken". Retrieved November 27, 2018.

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