Any list of outstanding offensive lineman for the Ottawa Rough Riders, or the CFL as a whole for that matter, has to have Kaye Vaughan on it. Vaughan played his college football with Tulsa from 1950 to 1950, appearing in the Gator Bowl in his senior year. Vaughan was elected to the Tulsa HOF in 1990. Vaughan was a 12th round draft pick of the Baltimore Colts of the NFL, but elected instead to come to Canada to play professional football. Vaughan joined the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1953 and played 12 seasons for them. In those 12 years, Vaughan won 6 East All-Stars as an offensive lineman. Four of them were as an Offensive Guard (1953, 1959, 1960 and 1961) and two as an Offensive Tackle (1956, 1957). Like many linemen, Vaughan played both sides of the ball, and he was as good on defense as he was on offense. Vaughan won four East All-Stars on defense, winning 3 as a Defensive Tackle (1956, 1957 and 1959) and one as a middle guard (1962). The CFL All-Stars were not created until 1962, which was near the end of Vaughan's career, but he did win a CFL All-Star at Middle Guard in 1962. Vaughan was named the CFL's Oustanding Lineman in both 1956 and 1957. He was also Ottawa's nominee for the award a total of five times (1956, 1957, 1960, 1961 and 1962). Vaughan won one Grey Cup with the Riders in 1960, and played a big part in that win, recovering a fumble and returning it for a toudchdown. The only touchdown (or points) scored by the big offensive lineman in his career. After retiring from Ottawa after the 1964 season, Vaughan returned to play two games for Montreal in 1966 before a leg injury forced him to retire for good. In a TSN poll, Vaughan was selected to the top 50 greatest players to play in the CFL, finishing 45th. Kaye Vaughan was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1978.
Official Games Played stats were not kep in the East until 1960.