Deuce said that he never spoke to his dad about Dallas. 'I wanted everything to fall into place as if it would,' he said.
Chris Vaughn, the Cowboy Dallas's assistant director of college scouting, had a proud dad moment when his son, Deuce Vaughn, was drafted last month. In a video shared on Reddit by u/handlewithcareme, Chris can be seen sitting in the draft room when they announce that Deuce is drafted.
He is moved to tears while everyone else in the room applauds for him and his son. They then get up and congratulate him. After this, Chris makes a call to his son. He says, "Hey buddy!" His son, Deuce, asks, "How's it going?" He tells him, "It's going good, this is Dad. My phone wasn't working, but look here, man... You want to come to work with me next week?" Deuce responds, "I wouldn't mind that at all." Everyone in the room begins to laugh and cheer for the father-son duo.
The video has gained over 93k upvotes on Reddit. It is captioned, "Dallas Cowboys scout gets to call his own son and tell him that the Cowboys are drafting him." People were thrilled to see the moment Deuce was drafted. "I love how their joy and congratulations are in the form of shaking the man, lol. You can tell they’re all so happy for him," commented u/thesleepymermaid. "Congrats on this huge moment for your family. Please sit still while we pummel you," wrote u/Grouchy-Change-1219.
"That's a real man right there. Raising a successful son, being extremely proud of his family, and showing his emotions around other people in public," shared u/thearchitect10. "I can imagine pride at this moment. My dad was crying when I got my first promotion in the air cadet. They gave it to everyone after a few months," expressed u/LeePhantomm. "The reaction really shows that he 100% earned his place, his father had nothing to do with it," commented u/LogicalMeerkat.
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner and General Manager, also spoke to Deuce. In a video shared by the team on Twitter, he is seen telling the young player: "I don't know when I've been speaking for everybody... that's really in the heart of the Dallas Cowboys is standing here with a tear in their eye. We're so happy to have you on the Dallas Cowboys. Well, what I really want to say is you earned every ounce of me being able to make this call."
Deuce later said about talking to Jones: "Unbelievable man. To hear his voice on the other side of the line. We talked about it so many times what if I'll be able to be in the same organization as him where my dad is my coworker? It is crazy to think about."
Talking about his dad's reaction, Deuce told ESPN: "Over the past 21 years of my life and to see him react the way that he did, I'm not going to lie. It was a tearjerker." Reportedly, Chris left the room whenever the Cowboys discussed Deuce as a possible draft option during the process. Moreover, the father did not write a scouting report of his son.
Deuce said he never spoke to his dad about Dallas and that he wanted it to happen "organically." "I wanted everything to fall into place as if it would. And over the past two weeks, the biggest thing we kind of echoed to each other is that I just needed a chance. It didn't matter what round. It didn't matter exactly what pick. I just needed a chance, a foot in the door. For it to be Dallas, oh man, it's unbelievable," he said.
Chris believes that his son is the "hardest worker" he knows and that he just "happens to be his dad." He said: "It's really refreshing to see that that's what this league is made up of. Of guys that you can't put a measurement on. That's what he's always been. I expect him to be that when he gets his opportunity that he's earned as a player, just doing it the right way."
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Chris Vaughn of the scouting department made the call to his son, @C_Vaughn22, to tell him he’s officially a member of the #DallasCowboys 📞#CowboysDraft | @ATT pic.twitter.com/MszgQpRmhl