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John Vaughn (born June 15, 1984 in Brentwood, Tennessee) is an American football placekicker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Auburn.

In the 2006 season, Vaughn was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year and was a Lou Groza Award finalist. His 42-yard Cotton Bowl field goal was his twentieth made out of twenty-four attempts for a 83.3% on the season and made him just the second Auburn kicker ever to complete twenty or more field goals in a single season. Vaughn had new career long field goals in consecutive weekends with a 52-yarder against Washington State and a 55-yarder against Mississippi State. Twice during the season he completed four field goals in a single game — in wins against Washington State and the eventual BCS Champion Florida Gators. He is one of the best kickers in Auburn history.

Vaughn finished his Auburn career with 162 extra-point conversions (out of 163 attempts), a school record and third best in SEC history. He also converted 50 field goals for a 72.5% success rate. Vaughn's career total of 312 points made him the Auburn career-scoring leader ahead of Bo Jackson and Carnell Williams, and ranks tied for 12th in SEC history. Vaughn was the leading scorer on the undefeated 2004 SEC Champion team. While Vaughn will arguably only be remembered for his failed attempts against LSU in 2005 which cost Auburn the game, Vaughn rebounded and only missed 5 kicks the rest of his college career. He is also remembered for a game winning field goal in 2005 that beat Georgia 31-30 with 0:06 remaining in the game.

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