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Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn Passes on NFL Draft

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The talented runner will return for his senior year.

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The Vanderbilt Commodores got a dose of good news on Thursday.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, the talented junior running back who had 157 carries for 1244 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018, announced via Twitter that he will be passing on entering the 2019 NFL Draft and returning to Vanderbilt for his senior season.

Vaughn showed massive upside as a runner for Vanderbilt, but injury issues and the presence of Khari Blasingame limited his carries. With Blasingame graduating, Vaughn has a chance to improve his draft stock by showing that he can handle a larger workload than what he got in 2018.

This is obviously huge news for a Vanderbilt team that was set to lose starting QB Kyle Shurmur as well as a couple of starting offensive linemen.