July 16, 1992 |
The New Orleans Saints have signed first-round draft pick Vaughn Dunbar, a running back from Indiana, to a three-year contract. The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Dunbar probably received a signing bonus of at least $1 million, the largest in club history. "The good thing about this is I don't have to sit," Dunbar said, referring to a potential training camp holdout. "I didn't want to have to do that, and (Saint President and General Manager Jim) Finks knew that.
September 6, 1995 |
Vaughn Dunbar, New Orleans' No. 1 draft pick in 1992, was waived Tuesday by the Saints. Dunbar did not carry the ball in the Saints' season opener Sunday. Mario Bates was the team's only ball carrier in the opener, gaining 26 yards in 13 carries in New Orleans' 24-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
December 14, 1992 |
Vaughn Dunbar has painfully learned the reality of life as an NFL running back. He was the first-round draft choice. The highly touted rookie. The savior of the New Orleans Saints' running game. People talked and Dunbar listened. Then the season began. "I definitely thought I was going to come in and make an impact," Dunbar said. "I'll admit it. I rushed things too much. I heard all the talk and it messed my game up." Of course, it was nothing a little seasoning couldn't cure.
December 5, 1991 |
Trevor Cobb of Rice, Vaughn Dunbar of Indiana and Tommy Vardell of Stanford are the finalists for the Doak Walker Award, given to the country's outstanding running back. The winner will be announced Saturday.
August 16, 1993 |
Jeff George won't start when in the Indianapolis Colts' opener. Coach Ted Marchibroda, who hasn't heard from his quarterback since he failed to report to camp, announced Jack Trudeau will start. * Vaughn Dunbar, the Saints' top rusher last season, and cornerback Clayton Holmes of the Dallas Cowboys each suffered torn anterior cruciate ligaments in their right knees Saturday and will be sidelined for the season. . . .
November 28, 1991 |
Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden suspended starting wide receiver Eric Turral for missing practice earlier this week after other violations of team rules. Turral's suspension comes on the heels of criticism by quarterback Casey Weldon that the Seminoles' deep threats have failed to make big plays this season. Weldon and three of his Florida State teammates were named to the Walter Camp All-American team.