Kaye Vaughan

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Kaye Vaughan
Born: (1931-06-30) June 30, 1931 (age 88)
Concordia, Kansas, U.S.
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) OT/DT
College Tulsa
NFL draft 1953 / Round: 12 / Pick: 134
Drafted by Baltimore Colts
Career history
As player
19531964 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962
CFL East All-Star 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962
Awards 1956, 1957 - CFL's Outstanding Lineman Award
Honors1960 - Grey Cup champion
Career stats

Charles Kaye Vaughan (born June 30, 1931) is a former professional football player, a lineman with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League for twelve seasons. He won the CFL's Outstanding Lineman Award in 1956 and 1957 and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. [1]

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Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1978, Vaughan was voted 41st on the CFL's top 50 players in a poll conducted by Canadian sports network TSN, one of a few players from the 1950s who was included.

Early years

Born and raised in the United States, Vaughan played high school football at Concordia Junior-Senior High School in Concordia, Kansas, and graduated in 1949. [2] He played college football at the University of Tulsa from 1950 to 1952, and was inducted into its hall of fame in 1990. [3]

Personal life

Vaughan married alpine ski racer Lucile Wheeler (b.1935) of Quebec in 1960. [4] She was a double world champion in downhill and giant slalom in 1958 and won the Lou Marsh Trophy. Wheeler also won a bronze medal in downhill at the 1956 Winter Olympics and is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. For a time they lived in Ottawa, where he played football through 1964, but in 1967 moved to the village of Knowlton in Quebec's Eastern Townships. Vaughan's son Jake was born in 1963 in Ottawa and went on to play in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts from 1987 to 1988.

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References

  1. CFL.ca Network :: Official site of the Canadian Football League
  2. "Concordia Kansas Public Schools - Where Are They Now - Kaye Vaughn - Class of 1949". Archived from the original on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
  3. Player Bio: Kaye Vaughan
  4. "Kaye Vaughan weds skier Lucile Wheeler". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. June 27, 1960. p. 7.