64 - Derek Vaughn
Derek Vaughn
Height: 6-2
Weight: 290
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Goodlettsville, Tenn.
High School: Davidson Academy
Position: DL
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2012: Played in seven games with five starts on the defensive line … second team All-NEFC (Boyd) at defensive line … USA College Football NE Regional All-Star … Academic All-NEFC … made 27 tackles during the season … shared the team lead with 5.5 tackles for a loss … led the team with 2.5 sacks … also blocked a pair of kicks … blocked one of his kicks against Becker (9/8) … two tackles, a sack and a blocked kick against Coast Guard (9/15) … four tackles against Plymouth State (10/6) … four stops and a sack at Western New England (10/13) … season-high seven tackles at Nichols (10/27), including a half sack.

2011: Started all nine games on the defensive line for MIT … finished the season with 27 tackles … third on the team in tackles for loss with five … shared the team lead with a pair of blocked kicks … started the year with three stops at Becker (9/10) … five tackles, a sack, and a blocked kick against Curry (9/24) … season-high eight tackles and another blocked kick at UMass Dartmouth (10/1) … three solo stops at Plymouth State (10/8) … three tackles, including one for a four-yard loss vs. Nichols (10/29).

2010: Played in all nine games as a freshman … totaled 38 tackles during the season … shared the team lead with 5.5 tackles for loss … seventh overall in tackles … at least two tackles in every game but one … five tackles in back-to-back games against Massachusetts Maritime (9/18) and at Curry (9/25) … five tackles, including one for  aloss, at Western New England (10/16) … that started a streak of three straight games with a tackle behind the line of scrimmage … season-high 2.5 tackles for loss against Salve Regina (10/23) … season best six tackles in each of the last two games of the season at Nichols (10/30) and at Endicott (11/6) … also broke up a pass at Endicott.

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in electrical engineering and computer science … freshman and sophomore internships at Deloitte, working for the Software Configuration Management and Enterprise Applications Group.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Davidson Academy … two-time team captain … two-time all-state and all-region pick … played in the East-West Tennessee All-Star game … finalist for Mr. Football in Tennessee … Mu Alpha Theta honor society … senior class vice-president … Physics Award … Calculus Award.