Commanders QB Dustin Vaughan photo gallery

Former West Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Vaughan was the Commanders' protected first-round selection in the Alliance of American Football QB draft. - photo by Joe Alexander
Former West Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Vaughan was the Commanders’ protected first-round selection in the Alliance of American Football QB draft. – photo by Joe Alexander

Dustin Vaughn’s quest to become the San Antonio Commanders’ starting quarterback included only three days of work with his teammates in mini-camp before they all went their separate ways for the holidays.

For Vaughan, who was a South Texas high school football player at Calallen, time at home meant both family and work.

“It was Christmas and New Years. You wanted a break and to have fun with your family,” Vaughan said. “But it’s also business time. Leading up to training camp you want to make sure you’re ready to go. Eating right. Working out. Throwing a little.

“I think all of us have maintained the mindset of where we were in mini-camp. We’re going to maintain that through training camp.”

Mini-camp workouts were Dec. 13-15. The team resumed practice at training camp on Saturday. Vaughan sensed that the players’ previous time together, however brief, is paying off now.

“It’s great. It’s a good start getting used to guys, whether it’s receiver to quarterback, the offense, the defense, kind of what we’re running,” Vaughan said. “We were able to do some installs in mini-camp to be able to come out here and feel like we got a good start.”

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