HISTORY — from college profile
NATIONAL CAREER MARKS: Left K-State ranking third nationally among active players in career all-purpose yards per game (135.92), fourth in all-purpose plays per game (20.92), fifth in total all-purpose yards (5,029) and total touchdowns scored (43), sixth in all-purpose plays (774), eighth in rushing yards per game (97.4) and rushes per game (17.59), and 11th in rushing touchdowns (34)... One of just five players since 1996 to tally 3,600 rushing yards and 1,250 receiving yards in a career, but did so in just 37 games... The others on the list are Tulane’s Mewelde Moore (44 games), Oklahoma’s DeMarco Murray (50 games), Southern Miss’ Ito Smith (51 games) and Louisiana’s Elijah McGuire (51 games).
BIG 12 CAREER MARKS: Ended his career ranked first among active Big 12 players in all-purpose yards (5,029), second in career rushing yards per game (97.41) and scoring per game (6.97), eighth in total offense per game (97.41)... Had five career games with 70 yards rushing and 70 yards receiving, the most in Big 12 history... No other player had more than three such games (Darren Sproles, K-State; Tavon Austin, West Virginia; Marlon Lucky, Nebraska; and Joe Mixon, Oklahoma)... One of just two Big 12 players to ever record 3,600 rushing yards and 1,250 receiving yards in a career (Oklahoma’s DeMarco Murray – 50 games), but did so in 13 fewer games played (37 games)... Ranked fourth in Big 12 history in scrimmage yards (rushing plus receiving) per game, while he is ninth in scrimmage yards per touch... Ranked second in Big 12 history among running backs in receiving yards per reception (11.0), fifth in receiving yards (1,280) and tied for ninth in receiving touchdowns (9).
SCHOOL CAREER MARKS: Left K-State with the school records for receptions (116) and receiving yards (1,280) by a running back... Also ranked second in career rushing yards (3,604), rushing attempts (651), 100-yard rushing games (21), and consecutive 100-yard rushing games (8), third in all-purpose yards (5,029), rushing yards per game (97.4) and touchdowns scored (43), fourth in rushing touchdowns (34) and rushing yards per carry (5.54), fifth in all-purpose yards per game (135.9) and fastest to 1,000 rushing yards (183rd attempt), and sixth in points scored (258)... Just the third player in school history with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons (Darren Sproles: 2002, 2003, 2004; Daniel Thomas: 2009, 2010)... Has two of the seven 100-yard receiving games by a running back/fullback in school history... The first player in school history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in a career... The only player in school history to reach 3,000 all-purpose yards prior to the end of his sophomore year... Set the school’s career bowl record for rushing yards (279), while he ranks second in rushing touchdowns (4) and third in rushing attempts (43).
2022 HONORS/NATIONAL MARKS: Named a Consensus All-American for a second-straight season, just the second player in school history to pick up the honor twice in a career... He was one of just two repeat Consensus All-Americans on the 2022 list (Alabama’s Will Anderson)... Earned First Team All-America honors as an all-purpose player from the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News and The Athletic... One of four finalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award in addition to being a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award... Earned All-Big 12 First Team honors as an all-purpose player from the Associated Press, while he was a second-team running back by both the league’s coaches and the AP... Also picked up votes from the league’s coaches for the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year award... The only player in the nation with over 1,500 rushing yards and 350 receiving yards... Ranked eighth nationally in total rushing yards (1,558), 12th in all-purpose yards per game (138.29), 15th in rushing yards per game (111.3), 38th in total touchdowns (12) and 49th in rushing yards per carry (5.32)... Ranked fourth nationally among running backs in receiving yards (378), tied for fourth in receiving touchdowns (3) and ranked seven in receptions (42)... A Second Team Academic All-Big 12 performer.
2022 SCHOOL MARKS: Finished the season ranked second in school history in rushing yards by a junior (1,558), tied for second in 100-yard rushing games (9), ranked third overall in rushing yards and all-purpose yards (1,936), fourth in rushing attempts (293) and fastest to 1,000 rushing yards (177th attempt), and seventh in rushing yards per game (111.3)... His nine 100-yard games were tied for the most in the Big 12 during the 2022 season... Ranked fifth in school history for rushing yards (133) and rushing attempts (21) in bowl games, while he is tied for 10th in rushing touchdowns (1).
2022 GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Started all 14 games, including the Wildcats’ Big 12 Championship win over TCU when he was named the MVP after rushing for 130 yards, which included a 44-yard touchdown run... Also caught two passes for 30 yards in the championship game... Set a new career high with 170 rushing yards against Texas Tech... He teamed with quarterback Adrian Martinez (171 yards) against the Red Raiders for the second-highest double 100-yard game in school history (341 yards)... Set the school’s bowl record with a career-long 88 yard run in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama, the longest rush of his career, tied for the longest overall play in school bowl history and ranked as the sixth-longest overall rush in any game in school history... It was the longest play allowed by Alabama in the last 20 years... It was the longest rush in the Big 12 during the 2022 season and tied for the second longest run by a Big 12 player in a bowl game... Finished the year with three-straight games of 100 rushing yards, the third time in his career he had a 100-yard streak of at least three games... Tallied at least 20 carries in 10 games, including each of the final five contests... Set a new career long with an 80-yard catch against Kansas, which tied for the 12th-longest reception in school history.
2021 HONORS/NATIONAL MARKS: The 11th player in school history to be named a consensus All-American and the first since 2014 (Tyler Lockett)... Earned First Team All-America honors as an all-purpose player from the Associated Press and as an athlete from Sporting News... Was a second-team selection at running back by USA TODAY and as an all-purpose player by CBS Sports and the American Football Coaches Association... Also an honorable mention pick by Phil Steele... One of five finalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award and one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award... Named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year by Pro Football Focus... A Second Team All-Big 12 selection by the league’s coaches and Associated Press, while he also earned votes for offensive player of the year from the coaches... One of three players in the nation with 1,000 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards... Ranked fourth nationally with 22 total touchdowns, while he was fifth in points per game (10.2)... Ranked sixth with 144.0 all-purpose yards per game, while he was fifth in scrimmage yards per game... Finished eighth in the country in rushing touchdowns (18), and was ninth in both total rushing yards (1,404) and rushing yards per game (108.0)... Ranked 10th in total points scored (132) but fourth among non-kickers... Also ranked 24th in rushing yards per carry (5.97)... Tied for fifth in the nation but second among Power 5 players with 59 touches that went for 10 or more yards, as 20.8% of his 284 touches went for at least 10 yards... Tallied 3.8 receptions per game to rank ninth in the Big 12 and was the only running back in the league in the top 10... A First Team Academic All-Big 12 and CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honoree.
2021 SCHOOL MARKS: Ranked fourth with 1,404 rushing yards, while he was fifth in rushing touchdowns and ninth in attempts... His rushing total was second in school history among sophomores (1,465 by Darren Sproles in 2002)... Totaled nine 100-yard rushing games to tie for second and finish one game shy of tying the record (Darren Sproles, 2002)... Tied for the fourth-fastest to 1,000 rushing yards in a season (182nd attempt)... Finished fourth in rushing yards per attempt (5.97), while he was seventh in rushing yards per game (108.0)... Had a five-game stretch of 100 rushing yards early in the season, tied for the fourth-longest streak... Had 49 receptions on the year, the fourth most in school history among sophomores and the third highest ever by a K-State running back/fullback... Totaled 1,872 all-purpose yards to rank fifth, as that mark was the second-highest in terms of yards from scrimmage (2,273 yards by Darren Sproles in 2003)... Scored 132 points, the third highest among all players and the new school record by a sophomore... Also ranked third in total touchdowns (22).
2021 GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Ended the season by rushing for 146 yards – the second-highest output of his career – and three touchdowns in K-State’s win over LSU in the Texas Bowl... Also hauled in a receiving touchdown as his 24 points scored set a new K-State bowl record... Also tied the school’s bowl record for rushing touchdowns, while his 146 rushing yards ranked third and his 21 rushes tied for sixth... His 24 points in the Texas Bowl tied for fourth in any game in school history, and his four touchdowns tied for third... Posted a career-best 162 rushing yards to go along with 70 receiving yards at Kansas... Only had 11 rushing attempts against the Jayhawks as his 14.7-yard average ranked third in school history (minimum 10 attempts)... His game at KU featured an 80-yard touchdown run, tied for the seventh longest rush in school history... Broke the 1,000-yard career rushing mark during the Nevada game, the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 yards prior to the end of his sophomore season (Darren Sproles, Alex Barnes, Daniel Sams)... Had 10 receptions against Oklahoma, tied for the most by a K-State running back/fullback in the Big 12 era (Darren Sproles vs. Texas Tech, 2004)... His 10 catches against the Sooners also ranked second in school history by a sophomore.
2020: One of the top true freshmen in the nation who made a splash in the first 10 games of his career... Rushed for 642 yards and seven touchdowns on 123 carries, caught 25 passes for 434 yards and two touchdowns, and he returned seven kickoffs for 145 yards... Led the Wildcats in rushing yards, receiving yards and all-purpose yards (1,221) as he was named the True Freshman of the Year by 247Sports, a Freshman All-American by The Athletic and Football Writers Association of America, and an Honorable Mention All-American by Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus... Named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches, while he was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection by both the league’s coaches and Associated Press... Was the first Wildcat true freshman in the Big 12 era (since 1996) to earn First or Second Team All-Big 12 honors on offense... Also a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award as the top collegiate football player with Texas ties... Set K-State freshman records for rushing yards, yards from scrimmage (1,076) and all-purpose yards, while he finished second in rushing touchdowns and third in receiving yards... Was the only running back in the top five in the latter category... Ranked fourth in school history in receiving yards among all running backs regardless of class... Ranked fourth in school history in points scored by a freshman and is the only non-kicker on the list... One of only three players in the nation to tally at least 600 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards on the year, joining fellow running backs Travis Etienne (Clemson) and Najee Harris (Alabama)... Was the only player in the Big 12 to lead his team in both rushing yards and receiving yards... Ranked first in the nation among all true freshmen in scrimmage yards (1,076), leading the player in second place by 158 yards... Ranked second in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards (122.1 yards per game), fourth in rushing (64.2 yards for game), tied for fourth in touchdown scoring (5.4) and 10th in overall scoring... Was the only freshman to rank in the top 10 in the latter category... Had 194 scrimmage yards (113 rushing/81 receiving) against Texas Tech, the most by a Wildcat true freshman in the Big 12 era... That came on the heels of 174 scrimmage yards (45 rushing/129 receiving) in K-State’s win at No. 3 Oklahoma... Earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors following performances against the Sooners and Red Raiders... His 129 receiving yards against Oklahoma were the most by a K-State running back since 1970 and was just the sixth 100-yard receiving game by a running back in school history... It was the fifth most receiving yards ever by a Big 12 running back and the most by a freshman... Had a 77-yard reception at Oklahoma, teaming with fellow true freshman Keyon Mozee to be the first set of teammates in school history with catches of at least 77 yards in the same game... Scored on a 70-yard reception against Texas Tech, the first Wildcat with a catch of at least 70 yards in consecutive regular-season games since Tyler Lockett in 2013 (Oklahoma/TCU)... Tallied 125 rushing yards against Texas, tied for the fifth most in school history among freshmen... Totaled 221 all-purpose yards against the Longhorns, the most by a Wildcat true freshman since Tyler Lockett at Oklahoma State in 2011 (315).
High school: Played at Cedar Ridge under head coach Sam Robinson... Regarded as the 17th-best all-purpose back in the Class of 2020 by 247Sports... The 2018 and 2019 District 13-6A Offensive MVP... Also earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association as a junior... Accumulated 5,472 career all-purpose yards with 50 touchdowns, rushing for 4,405 yards and 38 scores to go along with 914 yards and 11 touchdowns... Also returned four kicks for 153 yards and a touchdown... Set school records for single-season rushing yardage (1,940) and single-game rushing yards (406)... Also lettered three years in track and field... An honorable mention academic all-state performer.
Christopher Vaughn II was born November 2, 2001, in Fayetteville, Arkansas... Son of Christopher and Marquette Vaughn... Has two sisters, Cienna and Camryn... Father, Chris, is an NFL scout for the Dallas Cowboys, while he spent 18 seasons as a college assistant coach at Arkansas, Ole Miss, Memphis and Texas, and he played collegiately at Murray State... A marketing major.