In a surprising turn of events at the Dallas Cowboys training camp, Deuce Vaughn, the undersized running back selected during the sixth round of this year’s NFL Draft, is making waves with his performance on the field. Standing at just 5 feet, 5 inches, Vaughn made history as the shortest player to ever participate in the NFL Combine.
Despite the initial skepticism about his height, Vaughn has been proving that size doesn’t define talent. Fans and onlookers at the camp couldn’t help but notice the stark contrast in height between Vaughn and his fellow teammates, leading to some light-hearted comments on social media comparing him to a “toddler on the loose” or someone who “stole someone’s phone and doesn’t wanna give it back.”
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— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 27, 2023
However, it’s clear that Vaughn’s skills are what truly sets him apart. The Kansas State alum demonstrated his capabilities during his college career, where he amassed an impressive 1,558 yards on 293 carries with an average of 5.3 yards per carry, along with scoring 12 touchdowns. Notably, he managed to score a touchdown in each of his final four games, including pivotal matchups like the Big 12 Championship against TCU and the Sugar Bowl against Alabama.
With Tony Pollard as the lead back in Dallas, following the release of Ezekiel Elliott, Vaughn finds himself in the running for the backup role, competing with Malik Davis. Despite the competition, Vaughn’s performance in training camp is turning heads and earning him recognition as a potential standout player.
While some may have initially dismissed Vaughn due to his size, his determination, and on-field prowess are gradually silencing the doubts. As an underdog, he is no stranger to proving people wrong, and it appears that he is ready to take on the challenge in the NFL.
As the Cowboys’ training camp progresses, all eyes will be on Deuce Vaughn as he continues to showcase his skills and compete for a spot on the team’s roster. Whether he secures the backup role or not, there is no denying that Vaughn’s journey to the NFL is an inspiring tale of perseverance and determination, proving that sometimes the biggest impact comes from the smallest packages