The Aztecs defeat visitor Utah State, on October 23, 2015.
Athletic cornerback with the ability to make the big play ... Played in the opener as a true freshman in 2013, recording two tackles and blocking a kick before an injury forced him to miss the rest of the season and redshirt ... Was a regular in 2014 as a backup to second-team all-conference pick Damontae Kazee and again last year after missing the first six games (team suspension) ... Also excels on special teams ... Is listed as the co-starter at left cornerback with Derek Babiash after spring drills.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Had 11 tackles in eight games off the bench after missing the first six with a team suspension (violation of team rules) ... Led SDSU with nine kick return tackles, despite only playing in the final eight games ... Missed the opener after being suspended for violation of team rules ... Also sat out at California, vs. South Alabama, at Penn State, vs. Fresno State and at Hawai`i ... Made his season debut at San José State, but did not find the stat sheet ... Had three solo tackles in a reserve role against Utah State ... Had a solo stop at Colorado State ... Came up with two tackles (one solo) against Wyoming ... Registered two solo stops in extensive action off the bench at UNLV ... Played vs. Nevada, but did not record a stat ... Had two solo tackles on special teams in the MW Championship vs. Air Force ... Made a solo tackle on the kick return unit vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in all 13 games in a reserve role ... Recorded 30 tackles on the year, including 19 solo stops, to go along with three pass breakups and an interception ... Led the team in special teams tackles (12) and in tackles on the kickoff unit (12) ... Came off the bench in the opener vs. Northern Arizona, making one solo tackle ... Made three tackles (one solo) at No. 21/23 North Carolina ... Had two tackles (one solo) at Oregon State ... Had a solid outing off the bench against UNLV, making three stops (one solo), a career-high three pass breakups and his first career interception ... Came up with a solo tackle at Fresno State ... Made one solo stop at New Mexico ... Had a career-high four tackles (two solos) in a reserve role against Hawai`i ... Finished with two stops (one solo) at Nevada off the bench ... Made two tackles (both solo) against Idaho ... Recorded three stops (one solo) as a backup cornerback and on special teams at Boise State ... Came up with another three tackles against Air Force ... Made a solo tackle vs. San José State ... Tied a career high with four tackles (three solo) vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2013)
Played in the opener as a true freshman ... Had two tackles and blocked a PAT vs. Eastern Illinois, becoming the only true frosh to log time on defense and one of only two overall to play (also Donnel Pumphrey) ... Missed the rest of the season with an injury.
A cornerback who attended Dorsey High School under coaches Paul Knox, Ernest King and Billy Vaughn, Sr. (position coach) (special thanks to Kelvin Moore), the same school as former linebacker Vaness Harris ... First-team all-league honors his final two years ... Also an all-city and all-state nominee ... Was a Semper Fidelis All-America nominee and a captain as a senior ... A three-star recruit by ESPN, and a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... Received a scout grade of 79 by ESPN, and was ranked as the 42nd-best cornerback in the nation and 59th-best recruit overall in California ... Was ranked No. 151 in the country at cornerback by Scout ... Got a grade of 78 by 247Sports and was ranked No. 156 of all cornerbacks ... Took first place in the 200 and 400 meters and 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays at the Western League Championships ... The 4x400 team was second at the City Section Championships and finished as first-team All-America picks, while running the second-fastest time (3:12.01) in the country and ranking second in the nation ... Was a three-time California state meet qualifier ... Also won the Los Angeles City championship and league championship in the 400, 4x100 and 4x400 ... Captained the track & field team, while setting personal-best times of 10.64 in the 100, 21.35 in the 200 and 47.15 in the 400 ... Earned track scholarships from UCLA, Syracuse, Miami (Fla.), Brigham Young, Ole Miss, Auburn, Indiana, New Mexico, Jackson State and Alabama A&M ... Ran for Billy Vaughn, Sr., Ralf Tilly and assistant Mr. James.
Billy Eric Vaughn, Jr., was born Feb. 14, 1995, in Augusta, Ga. ... Son of Billy Vaughn, Sr. and Paris Watts ... Picked the Aztecs over Alabama A&M, Hawai'i, Jackson State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, Syracuse, UCLA and West Virginia ... Also drew interest from Boise State, Ohio State and Oklahoma State ... Has a brother, Jaris ... Is related to former NFL players Brandon Johnson and Nate Clements, current NFL player Cassius Vaughn, and former MLB player Mo Vaughn ... Is majoring in social science.
Tackles: 4 vs. Navy (12/23/14), vs. Hawai`i (10/18/14)
Interceptions: 1 vs. UNLV (9/27/14)
Passes Broken Up: 3 vs. UNLV (9/27/14)
Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Eastern Illinois (8/31/13)