Cassius
Vaughn
#26 Defensive Back
Cassius
Vaughn
#26 Defensive Back
Height 5'11
Weight 195 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-11-03 (31)
Born Memphis, TN
School Mississippi
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 24
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 0

Argos: 1

CFL: 2

Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on May 17, 2017. 

Career:

2017: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on May 17…Started 16 games at safety and halfback in his first season with the Argos…Recorded 32 defensive tackles, one tackle for a loss, three quarterback pressures, five interceptions, and four pass knockdowns…Finished first in the CFL in interception return yards with 209…Finished the season T-3rd in Argos single-season history in interception return yards…Tied the team’s longest interception return with a 115-yard interception return TD in Week 10 at CGY…Named an East Division All-Star for the first time in his career. Playoffs: Started at halfback in the East Final vs. SSK, recording two defensive tackles and one interception. 105th Grey Cup: Started at halfback in the 105th Grey Cup vs. CGY, recording two defensive tackles and a fumble recovery…Scored the longest touchdown in GC history, setting up the game-tying two-point conversion with a 109-yard fumble return…Ranks first in Grey Cup history for career and single-game fumble return yards.

 

2016: Signed as a free agent by the Tiger-Cats on August 17, 2016…Started the final nine regular-season games at defensive back for the Tiger-Cats…Recorded 26 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle and five pass knockdowns…Added five kickoff returns for 130 yards…Made his first CFL start on September 5 versus Toronto…Registered three defensive tackles and one special teams tackles in CFL debut…Collected a career-high six defensive tackles on September 16 vs. Montreal.

 

2015: Played one game for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens…Released by Baltimore on December 9…Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Chargers on December 30…Played one game with San Diego, registering one tackle, one pass defended and one kickoff return for 17 yards.

 

2014: Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions on April 7…Played 13 games, starting in five, for Detroit…Registered 18 total tackles, five passes defended and two interceptions…Recorded a season-high four tackles on December 7 vs. Tampa Bay. Playoffs: Played in the NFC Wild Card game vs. Dallas on January 4, collecting two tackles.

 

2013: Signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts on March 8…Played 16 games, starting in four, for Indianapolis…Registered 30 tackles, six passes defended, three interceptions and one forced fumble…Returned five kickoffs for 142 yards. Playoffs: Dressed in the AFC South Division Playoff Game at New England on January 11.

 

2012: Acquired by Indianapolis in a trade with the Denver Broncos on May 23…Played 16 games, starting in 11, for Indianapolis…Registered 66 tackles, nine passes defended and returned one interception for a touchdown…Returned 10 kickoffs for 209 yards…Collected a career-high 10 tackles on December 30 vs. Houston. Playoffs: Started in the AFC Wild Card Game at Baltimore…Recorded four tackles in the loss.

 

2011: Played nine games, starting in one, for Denver….Registered 20 tackles and four passes defended…Returned one interception 55 yards for a touchdown on October 9 vs. San Diego…Returned seven kickoffs for 210 yards.

 

2010: Signed as an undrafted free agent with Denver on April 28. Played 13 games, registering seven tackles…Returned two kickoffs for 125 yards, including a 97-yard kickoff return touchdown on January 2 vs. San Diego.

 

Notable:

All-Star Selections: Div. – 1 (’17)

First CFL Game: Sep. 5/16 vs. TOR

First CFL Def. Tackle: Sep. 5/16 vs. TOR

First CFL Interception: June 25/17 vs. HAM (Zach Collaros)

First CFL TD: Aug. 26/17 at CGY (115 yds., fumble return)

Most Defensive Tackles/Game: 6 (Twice, Most recent: Aug. 3/17 vs. CGY)

Most ST Tackles/Game: 1 (Sep. 5/16 vs. MTL)

Most Defensive Tackles/Season: 32 (2017)

Most INTs/Season: 5 (2017)

 

College:

Played four seasons at the University of Mississippi (2006-09)…Appeared in 50 career games and started 24 times for the Ole Miss Rebels, registering 152 career tackles, eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 20 passes defended, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and one blocked punt…In senior year, tied for seventh in the SEC in passes defended with 13…Also in senior year, lead the Rebels in pass break-ups (11) and tied for first in interceptions with two.

 

Personal:

Attended East High School in Memphis, Tennessee…Played running back, wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back…In junior year, rushed for 1,811 yards with 25 TDs, while adding 13 catches for 284 yards and six TDs…Compiled over 3,200 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns over junior and senior seasons…Also ran track and played basketball…Son of Cassius Vaughn and Paulette Reid…Majored in history at Mississippi.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2016
HAM 9 26 1 0 0 0 0
2017
TOR 16 32 0 0 5 1 0
2018
TOR 8 24 0 0 0 0 1
Total
33 82 1 0 5 1 1

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-15
1 SSK 2 0 0 0 0 0
06-23
2 CGY 4 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
4 EDM 3 0 0 0 0 1
07-13
5 EDM 3 0 0 0 0 0
07-27
7 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-02
8 OTT 5 0 0 0 0 0
08-18
10 BC 2 0 0 0 0 0
08-24
11 MTL 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total
24 0 0 0 0 1