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MVA Male Athlete of the Week: Aaron Vaughn, Providence Catholic

Football, Sophomore

Aaron Vaughn, Providence Catholic
Aaron Vaughn, Providence Catholic

Why Vaughn was selected:

The sophomore running back rushed for 366 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries to help the Celtics capture a 61-37 home victory over Crete-Monee in a Class 6A playoff game.

Vaughn talked with Herald-News sportswriter Curt Herron. Below is an edited transcript.

Herron: What did you like about your performance?

Vaughn: I felt it was a real good performance, especially since it was against Crete-Monee. We knew that we could run the ball on them all game, so we just needed our linemen to perform, which they did like they do every week.

Herron: What do like most about your team?

Vaughn: The brotherhood and how we come out here every day and give everything we've got. It's like a second home.

Herron: What do like most about competing for Providence Catholic?

Vaughn: They play the best competition so you get to see just how good you actually are.

Herron: What do you like most about football?

Vaughn: I just like the hits and I love contact. I've always loved football and it motivates me to keep going and keep fighting.

Herron: Who are your biggest influences?

Vaughn: Number one has to be God because without him, I couldn't do any of this. Second is my dad, Aaron, since I see him working all of the time and he works hard and he's always been here for me. And my family has helped me to get here.

Herron: What's your favorite music and performers?

Vaughn: Hip hop or rap. NLE Choppa and Drake.

Herron: What's your favorite TV show and movie?

Vaughn: Stranger Things. The Longest Yard.

Herron: Who's someone that you would like to meet?

Vaughn: Saquon Barkley.

Herron: What do want to do in your future?

Vaughn: Play in the NFL. Or be a sports trainer or coach.

Herron: What's your favorite food and a place to eat?

Vaughn: Mozzarella sticks. Portillo's.

Herron: Who's your favorite sports team?

Vaughn: Minnesota Vikings.

Herron: Where's the best place that you've visited and where would you like to visit?

Vaughn: Florida. California.

Herron: Do you have any pets?

Vaughn: I have a shih tzu named Blue.

Herron: What's your favorite class?

Vaughn: English.

Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?

Vaughn: Play video games and work out.

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