Redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyler Vaughns has been electric at times for the USC Trojans this season. Vaughn’s USC Trojans face Stanford at 5 p.m. PT on Friday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California for the Pac-12 championship.
Here’s what you need to know about Vaughns, the Trojans’ explosive receiver.
1. Vaughns ranks as USC’s No. 2 receiver
As a redshirt freshman, Vaughns came in as a talented but raw player. He has emerged as a dynamic wide receiver who is capable of destroying opposing defenses. This season Vaughns has caught 48 balls for 664 yards and 4 TDs.
2. Vaughns was the third-best receiver of the 2016 recruiting class
The redshirt freshman is a former four-star recruit out of Bishop Amat High School in California. He was ranked as the nation’s third-best receiver in the 2016 recruiting class and was heavily recruited by the likes of Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and UCLA among others.
During his junior season, Vaughns had 83 receptions for 1183 yards and 12 touchdowns. During his senior year he was even better, finishing with 84 receptions for 1319 yards and 13 touchdowns.
3. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school
While at Bishop Amat High School, Vaughns also played basketball and baseball. Pretty impressive.
4. Vaughns had a career night against Arizona State
In USC’s 48-17 road victory over Arizona State, Vaughns caught 6 passes for a career-high 126 yards and 2 TDs.
5. Vaughns will have a bigger impact against Stanford than he did last time
Vaughns did not catch a pass against Stanford in USC’s week 2 win over the Cardinal. It is the only game this season in which he did not have a reception.
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