Posted: Dec 14, 2012 4:49 PM by Tyler Garrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Dec 14, 2012 9:05 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Former Calallen Quarterback Dustin Vaughan didn't just have a break out season for West Texas A&M University, he had "The Break Out Season". The 6'6" signal called led the Buffs to a program best 12-3 record, coming within a game on the Division II National Championship Game.
"Honestly what I truly care about is what our team can do, if people are talking about West Texas and how much of a powerhouse we have become then great, that's what I am hoping people are talking about, I want them to talk about our team," said Vaughan
Through 15 games Vaughan threw for 4,712 yards and 45 touchdowns. His team averaged just under 40 points per game. The Lone Star Conference even named him their Offensive MVP, while the rest of the country took notice after Vaughan was named one of eight finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy (The Division II Player of the Year Award).
"We kinda made a joke about it all season, that all I did was distribute the ball to the athletes and that's what my job is," he said.
The 2008 Calallen graduate was one of those kids who flew under the radar as far as recruiting goes. He didn't become the full-time starter until his senior season, sharing the position as a junior. Prior to that he was a tight end for the Wildcats and the state's winningest active coach Phil Danaher.
"I almost had to try and grow fast, but its been awesome learning more and more. I watch some of the games from high school and I think how did I even make it to become a college quarterback," he said.
The Buffs meanwhile have put together a rather impressive run as of late. Did you know they have the second best record dating back to 2005 of any Division 1 or Division 2 team in the state?
They are 71-16, only behind TCU and have not missed a single postseason over the span. That record is better than the likes of the University of Texas and the Texas A&M Aggies.
When asked what he hopes his legacy at West Texas will be, Vaughan replied by saying, "I just want to be an example for the guys behind me, I want the younger guys to follow me, I want people to remember me a positive leader," he said.
Dustin's younger brother Dillon by the way is a senior at Calallen. He has multiple Division I & Division II schools recruiting him as an offensive lineman. He did tell me that he would love to end up at West Texas with his brother, but has yet to make a decision.
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