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“Back-Up of the Game” is cornerback Cassius Vaughn

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 2, 2013 – 2:55 pm

This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is cornerback Cassius Vaughn

After starting the last four weeks for injured cornerback Greg Toler, Cassius Vaughn slid over to the nickel role on Sunday.

He flourished in that spot with a career-high two interceptions in helping the Colts get a much-needed 22-14 win.

“I knew we needed to step up on defense and I felt like our whole defense stepped up out there,” Vaughn said after his two interceptions.

“I felt like (Sunday) I wanted to be the best corner on the field.”

Vaughn’s first interception came when Fitzpatrick over threw Kendall Wright with under a minute to play in the first half. The Colts would turn Vaughn’s interception into three points with Adam Vinatieri kicking a 37-yard field goal at the halftime gun.

The second pick for Vaughn came late in the third quarter after the Colts had just taken a 15-14 lead.

On a third-and-four from the Titans 39-yard line, Vaughn stepped in front of a pass intended for Nate Washington and picked off Fitzpatrick.

“He’s a veteran, he’s had a lot of playing time so it’s no surprise,” Chuck Pagano said of Vaughn. “Cassius had a great game.”

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