GMG’s Vaughn signs on with Upper Iowa

FAYETTE – The Upper Iowa University football team secured 34 recruits on Wednesday’s signing day, including Green Mountain-Garwin senior Austin Vaughn.

Vaughn, a Garwin native, signed with the Peacocks as one of two kickers in its recruiting class.

In his senior season at GMG, Vaughn was 8-for-12 kicking field goals with a long of 47 yards, and he was 20-for-23 on extra-point kicks. Eleven of his 39 kickoffs went for touchbacks, and he also averaged 37.6 yards per punt with a long of 62 yards.

The 6-foot, 165-pound senior was named third-team all-state punter in Class A by the Iowa Newspaper Association, and was the first-team all-District 4 kicker for the 4-5 Wolverines. He was also a member of the Times-Republican’s 2013 All-Area Football Team.