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28 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Vaughn Malone

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In which BracketCat counts down the 28th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Vaughn Malone.

#24 Nigel Malone
It would be pretty awesome if freshman Vaughn Malone could have a career approaching anything as successful as the career of Nigel Malone (24).
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Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.

#28 Vaughn Malone

Redshirt Freshman | 5-11 | 171 lbs. | Austin, Texas
Vaughn Malone
Vaughn Malone
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Vaughn Alexander Malone (b. Dec. 7, 2000) is a preferred walk-on defensive back from St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas, who redshirted during the 2019 season.

Malone played under head coach Benjamin Ortiz at St. Michael’s, where he earned honorable mention all-district honors as a senior.

He also picked up honorable mention all-state honors in the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:32.35.

Malone, who is majoring in nutrition and health, is the son of K-State assistant head coach, passing game coordinator and cornerbacks coach Van Malone, who also was an All-American at Texas before playing five seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions.