Players

Cassius Vaughn
CB #32
Height:
5-11
Weight:
199
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 54 124 108 16 0 0 19 5 2 67 -- 55
2013 IND 16 30 27 3 0 -- 6 3 0 9 3 8
2012 IND 16 66 58 8 0 0 9 1 1 3 3 3
2011 DEN 9 20 16 4 0 0 4 1 1 55 55 55
2010 DEN 13 8 7 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 54 24 686 28.6 97 1 18 3 0 0
2013 IND 16 5 142 28.4 33 0 5 0 0 0
2012 IND 16 10 209 20.9 40 0 6 1 0 0
2011 DEN 9 7 210 30 67 0 5 1 0 0
2010 DEN 13 2 125 62.5 97 1 2 1 0 0

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Denver Broncos in exchange for fullback Chris Gronkowski on May 23, 2012.
  • Originally signed by Denver as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2010.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in all 16 games (11 starts) for the first time in his career and made 70 tackles (60 solo), nine passes defensed and one interception returned for a touchdown.
  • Returned 10 kickoffs for 209 yards (20.9 avg.), including a long of 40 yards.
  • Posted four kickoff returns for 113 yards (28.3 avg.) against Jacksonville (9/23) in Week 3. Added a season-long 40-yard return in the fourth quarter.
  • Made his first start of the season at left cornerback against Green Bay (10/7) and finished the game with five tackles.
  • Started at left cornerback in the team’s victory over Miami (11/4) in Week 9 and tied for the team lead with six tackles (four solo).
  • At Jacksonville (11/8), started at left cornerback and tallied seven tackles (six solo) in the team’s Week 10 victory.
  • Made a start at left cornerback at Detroit (12/2) and led the secondary with nine tackles (eight solo) while adding two passes defensed.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording a three-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the Colts a 21-20 lead against Tennessee (12/9). The interception was his first of the season and the second of his career. Also contributed with eight solo tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Led the secondary in tackles with 10 solo stops, making a start at left cornerback in the team’s victory against Houston (12/30).
  • Started his first career playoff game at left cornerback in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6). Contributed with four solo tackles.

 

2011 (BRONCOS):

  • Appeared in nine games (three starts) before being placed on Injured Reserve on November 28.
  • Totaled 19 tackles (15 solo), one interception for a touchdown, four passes defensed and one special teams tackle.
  • Joined cornerback Alvin Hall (Detroit, 1981-1987) as the only two undrafted players in NFL history (since the era of the common draft) to return a kickoff and interception for touchdowns in a career.
  • Made his first career start while recording his first two NFL passes defensed at Cincinnati (9/18).
  • Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter against San Diego (10/9).
  • Posted a special teams fumble recovery and added a 67-yard kickoff return against the New York Jets (11/17).

 

2010 (BRONCOS):

  • Competed in 13 games and contributed with three tackles on defense in addition to five stops and two fumble recoveries on special teams.
  • Returned two kickoffs for 125 yards (62.5 avg.), including a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against San Diego (1/2). The return marked the third-longest play in team history and the second-longest by an undrafted rookie in NFL history.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 50 career games in four seasons at the University of Mississippi where he posted 152 tackles (107 solo), five interceptions, 20 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Tied for seventh in the SEC with 13 passes defensed as a senior for the Rebels while adding 56 tackles (44 solo) on the year.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended East High School in Memphis, Tenn. and competed as a running back, wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back.
  • Named to the SuperPrep All-Dixie Team and was a PrepStar All-Region selection as a senior.
  • Served meals to homeless men at Wheeler Mission as part of teammate Antoine Bethea’s Safe Coverage Foundation visit.
  • Born in Memphis, Tenn.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Denver Broncos in exchange for fullback Chris Gronkowski on May 23, 2012.
  • Originally signed by Denver as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2010.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in all 16 games (11 starts) for the first time in his career and made 70 tackles (60 solo), nine passes defensed and one interception returned for a touchdown.
  • Returned 10 kickoffs for 209 yards (20.9 avg.), including a long of 40 yards.
  • Posted four kickoff returns for 113 yards (28.3 avg.) against Jacksonville (9/23) in Week 3. Added a season-long 40-yard return in the fourth quarter.
  • Made his first start of the season at left cornerback against Green Bay (10/7) and finished the game with five tackles.
  • Started at left cornerback in the team’s victory over Miami (11/4) in Week 9 and tied for the team lead with six tackles (four solo).
  • At Jacksonville (11/8), started at left cornerback and tallied seven tackles (six solo) in the team’s Week 10 victory.
  • Made a start at left cornerback at Detroit (12/2) and led the secondary with nine tackles (eight solo) while adding two passes defensed.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording a three-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the Colts a 21-20 lead against Tennessee (12/9). The interception was his first of the season and the second of his career. Also contributed with eight solo tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Led the secondary in tackles with 10 solo stops, making a start at left cornerback in the team’s victory against Houston (12/30).
  • Started his first career playoff game at left cornerback in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6). Contributed with four solo tackles.

 

2011 (BRONCOS):

  • Appeared in nine games (three starts) before being placed on Injured Reserve on November 28.
  • Totaled 19 tackles (15 solo), one interception for a touchdown, four passes defensed and one special teams tackle.
  • Joined cornerback Alvin Hall (Detroit, 1981-1987) as the only two undrafted players in NFL history (since the era of the common draft) to return a kickoff and interception for touchdowns in a career.
  • Made his first career start while recording his first two NFL passes defensed at Cincinnati (9/18).
  • Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter against San Diego (10/9).
  • Posted a special teams fumble recovery and added a 67-yard kickoff return against the New York Jets (11/17).

 

2010 (BRONCOS):

  • Competed in 13 games and contributed with three tackles on defense in addition to five stops and two fumble recoveries on special teams.
  • Returned two kickoffs for 125 yards (62.5 avg.), including a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against San Diego (1/2). The return marked the third-longest play in team history and the second-longest by an undrafted rookie in NFL history.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 50 career games in four seasons at the University of Mississippi where he posted 152 tackles (107 solo), five interceptions, 20 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Tied for seventh in the SEC with 13 passes defensed as a senior for the Rebels while adding 56 tackles (44 solo) on the year.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended East High School in Memphis, Tenn. and competed as a running back, wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back.
  • Named to the SuperPrep All-Dixie Team and was a PrepStar All-Region selection as a senior.
  • Served meals to homeless men at Wheeler Mission as part of teammate Antoine Bethea’s Safe Coverage Foundation visit.
  • Born in Memphis, Tenn.