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11/07/2016

Notre Dame-Navy 2016: What the Irish Learned

Here are some Irish takeaways from their 28-27 loss to the Mid

10/31/2016

Notre Dame-Miami 2016: What the Irish Learned

Here are some Irish takeaways from their 30-27 comeback win over the Hurricanes

09/24/2016

Late Field Goal Upends Irish

Duke edges Notre Dame 38-35.

09/13/2016

University of Notre Dame Football Media Conference

I was really pleased with the way our guys prepared coming off a short week

09/10/2016

Balanced Attack Dooms Nevada

Irish roll up 444 yards on offense and take down the Wolf Pack 39-10.

10/24/2017

FULL GAME: Notre Dame vs. USC

NBC's broadcast of Notre Dame's 49-14 victory over USC.

11/05/2016

Navy 28, Notre Dame 27

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Notre Dame and Navy.

09/24/2016

USATSI Gallery - Duke @ Notre Dame

USATSI Gallery - Duke @ Notre Dame

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)

  • Appeared in 10 games for the Irish and started four (Syracuse, Stanford, Navy and Army)
  • One of 10 true freshmen (Julian Love, Troy Pride Jr., Devin Studstill, Jalen Elliott, Julian Okwara, Daelin Hayes, Kevin Stepherson, Chase Claypool and Jamir Jones) who played in at least eight games
  • One of eight true freshmen (Julian Love, Troy Pride Jr., Devin Studstill, Jalen Elliott, Julian Okwara, Daelin Hayes and Jamir Jones) on defense who played in at least eight games
  • One of seven true freshmen (Julian Love, Troy Pride Jr., Devin Studstill, Jalen Elliott, Daelin Hayes and Chase Claypool) to register at least 11 tackles
  • One of four true freshmen (Julian Love, Troy Pride Jr. and Devin Studstill) to start on defense
  • One of five freshmen defensive backs (Jalen Elliott, Julian Love, Troy Pride Jr. and Devin Studstill) that not only played significant snaps but totaled 131 tackles -- the most in Irish single-season history by a rookie class in the secondary
  • Registered 22 tackles, including 13 solo stops
  • Recorded a career-high seven tackles against against Navy (Nov. 5)
  • Registered six PBUs, including a team-best three against Miami, Fla. (Oct. 29)
  • Recorded an interception against Duke (Sept. 24)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA

  • A defensive back prospect from Memphis 
  • Helped Whitehaven High School to a No. 19 final ranking in the State of Tennessee by MaxPreps
  • Part of a Whitehaven squad that finished 12-2 and reached the 2015 Tennessee High School Association Class 6A semifinals
  • 2015 American Family Insurance All-USA Tennessee Football First Team
  • 2015 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State First Team
  • Selected to participate in the 2015 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game and was named Most Valuable Player
  • No. 245-ranked player nationally and No. 15-ranked safety on Scout.com 300 list
  • No. 299-ranked player nationally and No. 19-ranked safety on ESPN 300 list
  • No. 307-ranked player in the nation and No. 31-ranked cornerback on 247Sports.com Top 247
  • No. 20-ranked safety on Rivals.com 250 list
  • No. 331-ranked player on the PrepStar Top 350 Dream Team
  • No. 201-ranked player on the Tom Lemming Prep Football Report
  • Tennessee’s No. 6-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 6-ranked player by Scout, No. 4-ranked player by ESPN and No. 7-ranked player by Rivals • Ninth Notre Dame monogram winner from Memphis
  • Played for coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High School
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology
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Donte Vaughn
Donte  Vaughn

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Whitehaven

Height / Weight:
6-2 3/4 / 206

Position:
Cornerback

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