Edmonton Eskimos

Terry Vaughn - Slotback - 1999-04 - Arizona

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Terry Vaughn was a model of consistency from the first moment he set foot on a Canadian Football League field. He joined the Calgary Stampeders in 1995 after failing to make an NFL roster. The Sumter, South Carolina native had an outstanding collegiate career with Arizona. Terry was a powerful runner with a low center of gravity who was great at catching the ball and breaking tackles in open field.

 

In his first season as a CFL receiver Vaughn had 1,031 receiving yards catching passes from Doug Flutie and Jeff Garcia. It woud be the first of an incredible 11 straight seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving. Terry would capture the Grey Cup with Calgary in 1998 with a thrilling victory over the Hamilton Tiger Cats and in the off-season he signed a free agent contract to move up the province of Alberta to play for the Edmonton Eskimos where he would enjoy his greatest success.

 

Terry would lead a resurgent Eskimos team in the 2000’s, in 2001 he totaled 1,497 receiving yards. In 2002, he had close to 1,300 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns as Edmonton would advance and host the Grey Cup. The team came up short to Edmonton in the Grey Cup but vowed to return. In 2003, Vaughn had his most productive season with 1,558 receiving yards as the Eskimos got revenge over Montreal and captured the Grey Cup that season in Regina. Vaughn was Edmonton Eskimo football in the early 2000's taking the mantle from Gizmo Williams as the face of the team and it's most popular player.  2004, would be ‘TV’s’ final season with the Green & Gold again eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving this time but to go along with it he had only 2 touchdown receptions.

 

Terry was dealt to the Montreal Alouettes for the 2005 season and he would bounce back with 1,113 and 8 touchdowns. The Alouettes would lose the Grey Cup to Terry’s former team the Edmonton Eskimos in a heartbreaking defeat in overtime.

 

In his final season in the league in 2006 Terry played with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. It was a disappointing end to a great career as Hamilton struggled.

 

Terry Vaughn chose to retire as a Calgary Stampeder in 2007 following an acrimonious departure from Edmonton in 2004. He was a great player and a great talent and his best seasons were as an Edmonton Eskimo.

 

-- statistics --

 

 

Terry Vaughn   Arizona  
  Receiving      
Yr Team C Yds Avg Lg TD
1995 Cgy 72 1,031 14.3 56 5
1996 Cgy 74 1,161 15.7 104 5
1997 Cgy 81 1,020 12.6 37 9
1998 Cgy 81 1,045 12.9 49 5
1999 Edm 75 1,051 14.0 60 11
2000 Edm 94 1,216 12.9 37 6
2001 Edm 96 1,497 15.6 52 5
2002 Edm 94 1,291 13.7 53 9
2003 Edm 106 1,558 14.7 72 7
2004 Edm 78 1,062 13.6 50 2
2005 Mtl 93 1,113 12.0 39 8
2006 Ham 60 695 11.6 45 1
Total 12 1,004 13,740 13.7 81 73

 

    Punt Return  
Yr Team No Yds Avg Lg TD
1995 Cgy 24 204 8.5 24 0
1996 Cgy 47 536 11.4 35 0
1997 Cgy 36 326 9.1 20 0
1998 Cgy 50 514 10.3 57 0
1999 Edm 3 19 6.3 9 0
2000 Edm 21 222 10.6 44 0
2001 Edm 9 89 9.9 23 0
2002 Edm 9 84 9.3 15 0
2003 Edm 1 10 10.0 10 0
2004 Edm 1 19 19.0 19 0
2005 Mtl 0 0 0.0 0 0
2006 Ham 0 0 0.0 3 0
Total 12 201 2,023 10.1 57 0

 

    Kick Return    
Yr Team No Yds Avg Lg TD
1995 Cgy 13 270 20.8 32 0
1996 Cgy 11 212 19.3 33 0
1997 Cgy 8 157 19.6 25 0
1998 Cgy 11 293 26.6 59 0
1999 Edm 5 83 16.6 22 0
2000 Edm 7 144 20.6 48 0
2001 Edm 2 29 14.5 16 0
2002 Edm 2 24 12.0 24 0
2003 Edm 2 31 15.5 25 0
2004 Edm 0 0 0.0 0 0
2005 Mtl 10 175 17.5 28 0
2006 Ham 0 0 0.0 0 0
Total 12 71 1,418 20.0 59 0