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Vaughn Becomes All-Time CFL Receiver
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: July 28, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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HAMILTON, Ontario--Former University of Arizona football star Terry Vaughn will be honored at tonight's Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Canadian Football League game against Winnipeg as the CFL's all-time leading receiver.

Vaughn, 34, who lettered for four years at Arizona under coach Dick Tomey from 1990 to 1993, caught his CFL-record 973rd reception on July 14 and enters the game against the Blue Bombers with 978 catches, well more than 200 ahead of the nearest career receiver in the CFL.

Vaughn led UA in receiving three of his seasons at Arizona with 22 as a true freshman, 21 as a sophomore and 36 as a senior. He finished with 109 grabs for 1,884 yards in his four seasons, No. 8 on the Wildcats's all-time receptions chart and No. 7 on the receiving yardage list.

His career numbers could have been considerably higher but for the Cats' sharing the ball widely during his heyday. He played during a period when Arizona's offense featured a powerful 200-yard rushing attack led by Ontiwaun Carter and Chuck Levy, among others.

His career also paralleled the emergence of the Wildcats' famed 'Desert Swarm' defense where ball control and the kicking game -- to which he contributed as a return specialist -- helped lead UA to one of its best historical seasons at 10-2 in his senior year.

Vaughn, of Sumter, S.C., is a 12-year CFL veteran and entered the CFL in 1995 and played his first four years as a member of the Calgary Stampeders. He was with the Edmonton Eskimos for the next six years, the Montreal Alouettes in 2005 and this year was traded to the Tiger-Cats. He was a Grey Cup champion member for Calgary in 1998 and in 2003 with the Eskimos. His Montreal team last year lost to Edmonton in the championship game.

He has a record 11 consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons and is well on the way toward a 12th. Entering tonight's game against Winnipeg, he has 32 receptions for 325 yards.

[Read SLAM! Sports' story on Vaughn's CFL accomplishment by clicking here.] 

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