INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 14. This marks the first time Vaughn has earned the award in his career.
Last week against Tennessee, Vaughn recorded a three-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the Colts a 21-20 lead. The interception was Vaughn's first this season and the second of his career. In addition, he led the team with eight solo tackles and three passes defensed.
For the season, Vaughn has recorded 51 tackles (43 solo), nine passes defensed and one interception. For his career, he has tallied 73 tackles (61 solo), 13 passes defensed and two interceptions.
Vaughn gives the Colts their fifth AFC Player of the Week award this season. The other recipients include:
Week 5: Reggie Wayne – AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 9: Andrew Luck – AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 10: Darius Butler – AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Week 12: T.Y. Hilton – AFC Special Teams Player of the Week