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Deuce Vaughn Declares for 2023 NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Kansas State

The Kansas State Wildcats will have to prepare for life without their star running back Deuce Vaughn, who announced on Sunday night that he would be entering the 2023 NFL Draft.

Vaughn put a post up on social media on Sunday night, writing in part, “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to forego my senior season and delcare for the 2023 NFL Draft. I am excited to embark on this next chapter of my career and chase my life long dream.”


Vaughn was electric during his three season in Manhattan. He rushed for a total of 3,604 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and 34 touchdowns. During the 2022 season, he had a career-best 1,558 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Vaughn was also effective in catching the ball, as he had over 1,200 receiving yards and nine touchdowns during his career.


Vaughn was second in the Big 12 conference to Texas’ Bijan Robinson (1,580 rushing yards) on the season. The three-year starter was a big reason Kansas State was able to win the Big 12 Championship this season, as they beat undefeated TCU in overtime last month.

His first year on campus, Vaughn was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year and second team All-Conference. Vaughn was named a second-team All-Big 12 player this season behind Bijan Robinson and Kendre Miller. Also, he was a Consensus All-American each of the past two seasons in the role of All Purpose/Return Specialist.

The 2023 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 27th in Kansas City, Missouri.

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