Former WTAMU stars sign contracts with startup pro football league

Former Buffalo Football All-Americans Dustin Vaughan and Khiry Robinson have signed professional contracts with the San Antonio-based team of Alliance of American Football. The Alliance features eight teams, under a single entity structure, playing a 12-week season kicking-off February 9, 2019 on CBS and culminating with a championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.

Vaughan and Robinson will play under former Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Mike Riley. He was most recently the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers for three seasons that included trips to the Foster Farms Bowl and Music City Bowl.

Vaughan returns to professional football after spending time with the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Raves from 2014-17. He went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft before making the Cowboys roster as a third-string quarterback. The Corpus Christi, Texas product rewrote the record books during his time at West Texas A&M throwing for over 10,000 yards and 123 touchdowns. During his senior season, Vaughan led the Buffs to the National Quarterfinals where he was named a First Team All-American by AFCA, Daktronics and Beyond Sports Network.

Robinson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints in 2013 where he rushed for 224 yards in 10 regular season games as a rookie. He spent two more seasons with the Saints where he was a key part of the Saints' corps of running backs. He was later signed by the New York Jets before joining the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. During his two seasons in Canyon, Robinson ran for 2,290 yards and 26 touchdowns while earning and BSN Sports Second Team All-American honors as a senior.

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