Vaughn: Record in his hands

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:11 AM ET

Terry Vaughn could make history tonight at Commonwealth Stadium.

With three catches, the 34-year-old Hamilton slotback will become the first CFL player to ever record 1,000 career receptions.

But don't think for a second that the incredible record means very much to Vaughn at the moment.

"After football, it will probably mean a lot," said the 12-year CFL veteran yesterday. "But based on the season we have had, it doesn't mean a whole lot. I am more interested in getting a W."

But while Vaughn isn't too interested in celebrating the achievement, his opposition is thoroughly impressed with the record he's about to set.

"That's real big," said Eskimo receiver Mookie Mitchell, who has 782 catches during his 10 years in the loop. "It's outstanding."

With 11 straight 1,000-yard seasons entering 2006, Vaughn has just 544 yards through 14 games.

It means he will not eclipse Jerry Rice to have sole possession of the professional football record of 12 straight 1,000-yard years.

"I erased it out of my mind after Game 5, really, because I saw how we were struggling," said Vaughn.

FINISH LINES: Former Eskimo Tim Fleiszer has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Cut early this year by Danny Maciocia, Fleiszer could face his old team next week in Regina.

Terry says ...

Most memorable pass:

"My first game here in Edmonton. I dropped the first two passes that came to me."

Quarterback with the best chemistry:

"Probably Ricky Ray. I really enjoyed playing with him. And then Jeff Garcia."

Biggest game:

"The game Nealon Greene quarterbacked (for Edmonton in 1999) and I had three touchdowns that day. I had 10 catches for 275 yards."


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