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Clarence Vaughn (born July 17, 1964) is a former National Football League (NFL) Safety for the Washington Redskins. Clarence played college football at Northern Illinois University where he won his 4-year football scholarship. He played linebacker for the Huskies and led the team in tackles with 92 tackles his senior year. In 1983, he was a linebacker on the California Bowl III Championship Team where they beat CSUF. Clarence played under three head coaches at Northern Illinois University, Bill Mallory, Lee Corso and Jerry Pettibone. In 1995, he was inducted into the NIU Hall of Fame for the 1983 football team. He received his B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice and minored in Business Administration.
Clarence was drafted in the eighth round (219th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. In his first NFL start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he had 13 solo tackles. Later that year, in a post-season game against the Minnesota Vikings, Clarence made a critical play where he sacked Vikings quarterback Wade Wilson. They then went on to win Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. He won his second Super Bowl in 1992 against the Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl XXVI. Clarence was the first NIU player to play in a Super Bowl, and is still the only NIU player to win two Super Bowls. Clarence takes absolute pride in the fact that he only played for one NFL team, the Washington Redskins and shows that pride by singing the Redskins "Fight Song" word for word every single time the Redskins play; no matter if he's at his personal residence or out in public at any venue. HTTR