Sam Vaughn didn’t play a down of football in four seasons at Georgia. At least not in a game that mattered. His entire time was spent on the scout team.
“I haven’t played since 2014. I’ve been in scrimmages here and there, but no one was coming after my head,” Vaughn said.
One would be hard-pressed to believe as much considering the way the redshirt senior quarterback played for the University of West Florida in its season opener against Carson-Newman two weeks ago.
With starter Mike Beaudry going down with an injury early in the game, Vaughn was called into action and didn’t disappoint. Calm under pressure, he seized the moment, completing 17 of his 29 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. He threw one pick but that mattered little in the second-ranked Argonauts’ 19-9 victory over the No. 2 Eagles at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
“The coaches told me I’d get an opportunity to get in, but I didn’t think it would be so soon,” Vaughn said. “I prepared all week and Mike was a great teacher.”
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