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#9 James Vaughters
Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 258
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Tucker
Major: Political Science
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As a Senior (2014) • Game-by-Game Statistics
• Foster Farms Bowl Defensive MVP
• 13 games played   
• 51 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks
• Phil Steele preseason All-Pac-12 third team
• Butkus Award watch list
• Two tackles, one fumble recovery vs. UC Davis
• Two tackles vs. USC
• Six tackles (2.0 tackles for loss) vs. Army
• Nine tackles (2.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sack) at Washington
• Eight tackles (1.0 sack) at Arizona State
• 1.0 tackle for loss at Oregon
• Five tackles, 2.0 sacks vs. Utah
• Four tackles, two pass breakups at Cal
• Two tackles, 1.0 sack, one pass breakup at UCLA
• Five tackles, 2.0 sacks vs. Maryland

As a Junior (2013) • Game-by-Game Statistics
• 14 games started
• 36 tackles (19 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery
• Started season-opener vs. San Jose State
• Seven tackles and one fumble recovery at Army
• Three tackles (1.5 for loss) and quarterback hurry which led to interception vs. Arizona State
• One tackle, one quarterback hurry against Washington State
• Six tackles, one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Washington
• Two solo tackles (one sack) at Oregon State
• Four tackles, one sack, one forced fumble vs. Oregon
• Six tackles, 11-yard sack vs. Cal
• Four tackles (three solo) at Arizona State in Pac-12 Championship Game

As a Sophomore (2012) • Game-by-Game Statistics
• Transitioned to inside linebacker
• Played in 14 games with starts in first four contests
• Season-high five tackles (three solo) in starting debut vs. San Jose State
• Four tackles in overtime win vs. Arizona
• Eight-yard sack at Washington
• Three tackles (two solo) at Cal
• Two solo tackles against Colorado, Oregon State and UCLA

As a Freshman (2011) • Game-by-Game Statistics
• 13 games played
• Filled roles on special teams and as reserve pass rusher and outside linebacker
• Three tackles in collegiate debut against San Jose State
• Four tackles at Duke
• Lone sack came at Arizona

The Vaughters File
• Graduated from Tucker (Ga.) and played for head coach Dr. Franklin Stephens
• PrepStar All-America and Top 150 Dream Team
• Four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout
• Nation’s fourth-best inside linebacker and 54th overall recruit by Rivals
• Nation’s seventh-best middle linebacker by Scout, eighth-best by MaxPreps
• Georgia’s ninth-best overall recruit by Rivals
• 44th on ESPN’s Top 150
• Three-year varsity letterwinner
• 95 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, four interceptions (one for touchdown) and four sacks as a senior
• 90 tackles as a junior
• Played tight end as a prep
• 2010 Georgia Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year
• 2010 DeKalb County All-Classification Defensive Player of the Year
• 2010 Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association AAAA all-state
• Two-time all-region and all-DeKalb County
• Touchdown Club of Atlanta Metro Atlanta All-Star
• Helped Tucker to 13-1 record and region title as a senior
• Participated in 2010 Under Armour All-America Game
• Lettered in track and field
• Team USA selection
• Watkins Award finalist (nation’s top African-American scholar athlete)
• 2010 Presidential Scholar
• Two-time Georgia Merit Scholar
• AP Honor Roll
• 2010 President’s Education Award
• Two-time Georgia Certificate of Merit
• Born in Chicago, Ill.
• Full name is James A. Vaughters
• Son of Jonathan and Vanessa Vaughters
• Father played football at Wooster (1977-78)
• Two sisters, Jahnisa Tate and Ryan, and one brother, Jonathan
• Cousin, Andre Amos, played football at Ohio State (2006-09)
• Cousin, Langston Johnson, played football at Yale (2004-07)
• Cousin, Oliver (Jay) Johnson, played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1969-70)
• Majoring in political science