Vaughn helps lead West All-Stars to Cactus Bowl shutout

Vaughn helps lead West All-Stars to Cactus Bowl shutout


2010 Cactus Bowl: West All-Stars 16, East All-Stars 0

Related Link: Read Chase's Blog about the Cactus Bowl

KINGSVILLE, Tex. - CSU-Pueblo linebacker Chase Vaughn (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) was among the defensive stars at the 2010 Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, Tex. Friday as the West All-Stars scored a 16-0 shutout of the East All-Stars.

Vaughn was one of the key contributors on a shutout effort, recording five tackles, fourth most on the team.  His West All-Star team allowed just 121 total yards, including 34 on the ground.  The East All-Stars would get no closer than the West 32-yard-line all night long.

As he did so many times at CSU-Pueblo, Vaughn came up big on consecutive plays more than once. 

In the third quarter, he showed his pass coverage prowess by breaking up a pass one play after getting his third tackle of the game and setting up a punt. 

In the fourth, he made the stop on two consecutive plays in a drive that would be the closest the East All-Stars would come to making a score.

Vaughn hopes the performance opens up the eyes of National Football League scouts, who had been scouting the game and practices all week long at the Cactus Bowl.  According to a story by The Pueblo Chieftain, the Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers have all enquired the CSU-Pueblo football program about Vaughn even prior to this week's Cactus Bowl.  Undoubtedly, more teams have taken notice of the 6-foot-2, 242-pound outside linebacker and former all-American.

For more on Vaughn's experience at the Cactus Bowl, read his blog at