• 2015-16 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
• 2014 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team
2016: Has appeared in 11 games for Houston and started in a road loss at Navy (Oct. 8) ... had four tackles and a 0.5 tackle for loss vs. Midshipmen ... tallied one tackle for a loss of two yards in a road win at Texas State (Sept. 24) ... had one tackle in a win over Lamar (Sept. 10).
2015: Appeared in 11 games while providing depth at defensive end for the Cougars in 2015.
High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... No. 42 defensive end by 247Sports ... No. 102 player in the state of Texas by ESPN ... a three-year starter at defensive end and earned all-district honors his sophomore and senior seasons ... led the team in tackles for loss both his senior (18) and sophomore (11) seasons ... had 86 tackles as a senior with 20 for loss and eight sacks ... led his district in tackles for loss while tying for district lead in sacks ... also recovered two fumbles and forced another in 2013 ... totaled 41 tackles including six for loss and three sacks with two forced fumbles as a junior ... also broke up five passes and blocked a kick in 2012 ... had 48 tackles including 11 for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass break up as a sophomore ... finished his high school career with 154 tackles including 35 for loss ... received academic all-state honors.
Personal: Majoring in Business.
Zach Vaughan's Career Bests
Tackles: 4, at Navy (2016)
Tackles for Loss: 1, at Texas State (2016)