It’s not often that a father gets to help select his son to join an NFL team, but that’s exactly what happened for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend when the team selected Kansas State Wildcats running back Deuce Vaughn with the No. 212 overall pick in the sixth round.
As NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN points out, Deuce Vaughn, who was a two-time consensus All-American running back for the Wildcats, has strong family ties with the Cowboys – his father is the team’s assistant director of college scouting. And the pick led to quite an emotional response from the elder Vaughn.
“Here’s the emotional reaction in the Cowboys’ war room when the team used the 212th overall pick in the sixth round on Kansas St. RB Deuce Vaughn, son of Cowboys’ assistant director of college scouting, Chris Vaughn.”
Here’s the emotional reaction in the Cowboys’ war room when the team used the 212th overall pick in the sixth round on Kansas St. RB Deuce Vaughn, son of Cowboys’ assistant director of college scouting, Chris Vaughn. pic.twitter.com/wC5dWw7IJp
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2023
Obviously, it was quite a touching and emotional moment for the Vaughn family as a father got to see his son’s NFL dream come true for the organization he works for, and the video has since gone absolutely viral on social media with the NFL world offering their reactions.
helping draft your own son to your NFL team must be the most incredible experience pic.twitter.com/zEFZWFGK1E
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 29, 2023
Deuce Vaughn's father Chris is a scout with the Dallas Cowboys.
His reaction to finding out the Cowboys were drafting his son is awesome
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 29, 2023
Chris Vaughn is a scout for the Cowboys.
Dallas just drafted Kansas State RB Deuce Vaughn — his son.
His reaction to the moment is incredible 💙pic.twitter.com/gHDyJzlBdF
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 29, 2023
I’ve watched this like 15 times.
Gonna watch it till I stop tearing up 🥲 or my phone dies.
Thankfully the phone is on the charger, could be a while.
— Matt Ungashick (@MUngashickNFL) April 29, 2023
Deuce Vaughn's dad was PUMPED when the Cowboys drafted his son 🙌
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 29, 2023
It’s quite a strong father-and-son moment and it will undoubtedly be one of the most iconic scenes from the draft.