Former Calallen and West Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Vaughan has been signed by the San Antonio Commanders of the new Alliance of American Football League.
Vaughan was the team’s choice in the “protect or pick round” of the team’s inaugural draft on Tuesday. He was chosen for the team instead of former Oklahoma and Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight (a San Antonio native).
Other quarterbacks on the San Antonio roster include Logan Woodside, Marquise Smith and former UTSA quarterback Dalton Sturm of Goliad.
Vaughan, 27, originally was signed by the Dallas Cowboys after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. He made the team that year as the third-string quarterback.
The following year, he was waived when the Cowboys decided to carry two quarterbacks on the regular-season roster. He was then signed to the Buffalo Bills practice roster for several weeks.
The following year, he signed a futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers before he was waived injured by the Steelers after sustaining a fractured thumb in a preseason game.
His most recent NFL experience came with the Baltimore Ravens. He signed with Baltimore in January 2017 and was waived during the preseason.
The new franchise will play in the Alamodome and its first game is Feb. 9 against the San Diego Fleet. The Commanders’ coach is former Nebraska and Oregon State coach Mike Riley and their general manager is former Dallas fullback and current Fox analyst Daryl Johnston.