Clarence B. "Chip" Vaughn is a safety for the New Orleans Saints who selected him with the 116th pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Vaughn played four seasons at Wake Forest, where he was an All-ACC selection. Vaughn is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 215 pounds.
Prep Career
As a senior at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA, Vaughn played wide receiver and defensive back, earning first team all-state honors. Scout.com ranked Vaughn as the No. 56 wide receiver in the class of 2004. He committed to Wake Forest prior to his senior season to play wide receiver.
College Career
During his redshirt season of 2004, Vaughn moved from wide receiver to safety. He played as a reserve in 2005 and 2006, racking up 66 total tackles. The highlight of his sophomore season came against Duke, when he blocked a last-second field goal attempt to preserve a one-point win. As a junior, Vaughn moved into the starting lineup and led Wake Forest with 100 total tackles and 14 pass breakups. His first career interception helped preserve a three-point win over Florida State, and he was an honorable mention All-ACC selection. Vaughn had a career-high two interceptions as a senior to go along with 87 total tackles. After his senior season, he was selected to play in the Senior Bowl.
NFL Career
Vaughn was seleced in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. Before the 2009 season, Vaughn signed a contract with New Orleans. Terms were not disclosed.

Vaughn underwent knee surgery during the preseason, and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 5, 2009.