A Wildcats trip from football to law school, catching up with Carrington Vaughn JD
Carrington Vaughn graduated from Arizona University Law School and just got his JD! But he first started out as a preferred replacement for Arizona Football under RichRod, fulfilling his initial dream of playing D1 football.
It has been said that there is more to sport than the game, from history, wrestling, lessons learned, personal growth, and more. This couldn’t be truer than what Carrington Vaughn JD experienced, learned and developed over the course of his life and his combined eight years of playing football with Arizona Football and attending University of Law School. ‘Arizona.
When it comes to football, he learned the most under former defensive coordinator Marcel Yates as he arrived with a chip on his shoulder and without an air-conditioned training room at the time.
Playing from 2015 to 2018, Carrington has proven himself despite having had three different linebacker coaches during his time there and even credits his off-court knowledge to time spent with Arizona.
Lori Burkhart and I, hosts of the Zona Central Sports Talk show, had the privilege of being able to interview Vaughn recently.
He was recruited by former Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez as the preferred replacement and had to earn his scholarship by proving it after arriving in Tucson. And he did it, brilliantly!
Carrington shared with us the experience of how he found out about it and the reaction of his teammates. He also gave us some behind-the-scenes information about his time with Arizona Football and who he hung out with.
Vaughn told us he met the school president, Robert Robbins, and how much of a mentor he was as he helped Carrington enter UofA law school after suffering an injury that ended his football career.
But he didn’t allow himself to let it down! Much like getting up to win a scholarship, Vaughn stepped up to finish elementary school, earning a degree.
He started with a major in finance and ended with a major in law. And last year, Vaughn got the opportunity to work as an intern for Granderson Des Rochers, LLP (RDA), which is an entertainment and corporate transactions law firm in Beverly Hills, California.
During this work experience, he worked on issues involving television, film, digital media, fashion, business acquisitions, etc. The skills he acquired during his time at the firm gave him an understanding of negotiation and introduced him to the relevant legal risk factors in the field of entertainment law.
Carrington was also able to be a large part of the Arizona Edge NIL Program at UofA, where he mentored athletes, particularly as a former player and still part of the Arizona Football family.
He wants to help the Wildcats understand their post-football life and career options, as well as provide insight into what it means to be an example.
It seems like now is the perfect time for a former varsity athlete to help new athletes navigate the business and legal aspects of NIL, as well as form corporations and more.
Get all the details yourself in this video interview we had with former football player Wildcat:
We are so excited for Carrington and we will follow his journey. He is also enthusiastic and very positive about the Arizona football program and the direction in which Chuck Cecil in particular and Jedd Fisch are moving forward. He enjoys meeting with the coaching staff with other alumni to help shape the program. Seven years at UofA and it has not finished taking effect!