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Photos: JaVaughn Jones, reigning Buffalo News Player of the Year

Photos: JaVaughn Jones, reigning Buffalo News Player of the Year

JaVaughn Jones from Health Sciences is the reigning Buffalo News Player of the Year.

I studied photojournalism at Syracuse University. Winner of 43 AP awards and national sports awards since 1993. Grew up in Patchogue, Long Island.

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