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Tru Vaughns 11
Tru Vaughns

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Patterson, La.

High School:
Patterson

Last College:
Pasadena C.C.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L


· 2008 Spring Team Most Improved Cornerback

2008 OUTLOOK
Sparkplug defender who can help provide an impact on both special teams as well as defensive sets ... Will likely continue his stellar play on Tiger special teams units in 2008, but will also look to make the rotation at cornerback, where he is listed second on the depth chart on one side of the field, behind returning starter Castine Bridges ... Had an impressive spring camp, where he was voted as the team's most improved cornerback for his efforts ... Closed spring drills by notching 7 tackles in the annual Black & Gold scrimmage ... Full first name is Tremane, but everyone in the program knows him as "Tru."

2007 SEASON
Saw significant playing time in all 14 games in his first year in the program, mostly impacting the Tiger special teams units ... Had 15 tackles on the season (12 of which were solo stops), including tying a career-best 3 tackles in the Tigers' Cotton Bowl win over Arkansas ... Made two tackles in the season opener against Illinois ... Had at least one tackle in the first four games ... Made two stops against Texas Tech ... Made a season-high three tackles against Colorado ... Also saw action returning kicks ... gaining 80 yards on three kickoff returns ... Had a 30-yard KOR against Illinois State and had two kickoff returns for a total of 50 yards against Texas Tech.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
During the 2005 season, rushed for 318 yards on 79 carries, completed 19-of-49 passes for 216 yards and one TD, and caught 25 passes for 216 yards and two TDs ... Also returned eight punts for an average of 9.9 yards per return, and averaged 18.0 yards on eight kickoff returns ... Also recorded 17 tackles and one pass broken up as a defensive back ... Set a Pacific Coast Conference single-game record by catching 13 passes (for 149 yards and two TDs) in a 2005 game against Golden West ... As a freshman in 2004, had over 30 tackles on defense, and averaged 26.5 yards on kickoff returns and 19.7 yards on punt returns at Citrus College ... Junior college coach - Dennis Gossard.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a prep standout in both football and track at Patterson (La.) High School ... Was an All-State all-purpose back as a senior in 2003, and as a defensive back in 2002, and was named the state 3A defensive player of the year in `02 ... In 2002, broke a state record by recording 26 tackles in the state championship game ... Ran on a state-title winning 4x100 relay team, and was an All-State performer in track at 100 and 200 meters, and as part of 4x100 and 4x200 relay squads ... High school coach - Tommy Minton.

PERSONAL
Full name - Tremane Terrell Vaughns ... Parents - Tyrone Vaughns, Sr. & Anja Rasheed ... Chose Mizzou over Minnesota and Purdue, among others ... Is interested in studying business at Mizzou's School of Business ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Bruce Walker.