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Melvin Vaughn
Player Profile:
Melvin Vaughn 1546350
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Oscar Smith

2017: Started in all eight games he played in at wide receiver ... Missed the first four games of the season due to an injury ... Finished second on the team with a career-best 33 receptions ... Also recorded a career-best 354 receiving yards with a team-high four touchdowns catches ... Led ODU in receiving in five of the eight games he played in ... Caught three passes for 54-yards and two touchdowns in his first game of the season against FAU ... Had a team-best five grabs for 55-yards at Marshall ... Caught four passes for 33-yards against WKU ... Notched a season-best six catches for 69-yards at North Texas ... Recorded five receptions for 38-yards in the win over Charlotte ... Totaled four receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown in the win at FIU ... Had four catches for 42-yards in the win over Rice ... Caught two passes for 16-yards and a six-yard touchdown reception in the finale at Middle Tennessee.

2016: Played in 11 games, starting 10 at tight end … Fourth on the team in receptions with 22 for 233 yards … Caught one touchdown … Averaged 10.6 yards per catch and 21.2 yards per game … Caught a pass for nine yards against Hampton … Had two receptions for 20 yards at Appalachian State … Notched three receptions for 39 yards with a long of 32 at NC State … Had one catch for a loss of five yards against UTSA … Tallied 19 yards on two receptions in the 52-17 win at Charlotte … Recorded 42 yards on three catches including a 16-yard 1st-down catch … Pulled down two catches for 18 yards at Western Kentucky … Hauled in two catches for 18 yards including a 15 touchdown catch to help the Monarchs defeat UTEP 31-21 … Registered three catches for 27 yards with a long of 19 in the win over Marshall … Recorded one catch for no gain in the 51-35 win over Southern Miss … Caught two passes for 46 yards, both securing ODU first downs, in the 24-20 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl win over Eastern Michigan.

 

2015: Redshirted ... Did not play due to a season-ending injury.

 

2014: Played in all 12 games, starting five at wide receiver ... One of four ODU receivers to have more than 30 receptions on the season ... Recorded 30 receptions for 315 yards and three touchdowns ... Had three catches for 17 yards in the opener against Hampton ... Registered three catches for 45 yards and first career touchdown in the C-USA opening win at Rice ... Notched career bests with eight catches for 94 yards and a touchdown at Western Kentucky ... Had four receptions for 46 yards in the win against FIU ... In the finale at FAU, recorded a team-best seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown ... Also a solid special teams player, recorded four tackles on the year.

 

2013: Played in all 12 games and started in three at wide receiver ... He had a season total of 19 receptions for 148 yards ... In the season opener against East Carolina Vaughn made a special teams tackle ... He completed two catches for 29 yards versus Maryland ... He grabbed three passes for 32 yards against Albany ... In his season best, Vaughn snatched four receptions for 36 yards in the nail biting win over Norfolk State ...  Caught four passes against Rhode Island for a total of 19 yards. 

 

High School: Rated 2 stars by ESPN.com … Two-time All-District and All-Region accolades … Earned All-State honors in 2011 … Scored four touchdowns, three at running back, a position he had not played before, in the eastern region semifinal victory over Salem … Had the game-winning score in the Tigers’ 34-28 victory in that game … Leading receiver with 57 catches for 856 yards and nine touchdowns … Had 15 carries for 120 yards and three touchdowns … Coached by Richard Morgan.

 

Personal: Son of Melvin Vaughn Sr. and Tawanna Riddick ... Majoring in criminal justice.

 

MELVIN VAUGHN CAREER STATS

Year Games Receptions Yards TD's Long Avg.
2013 12 19 149 0 30 7.8
2014 12 30 315 3 28 10.5
2015 DNP          
2016 11 22 233 1 32 10.6
2017 8 33 354 4 35 11.8
TOTAL 43 104 1051 8 35 10.1

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