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Body found in Texas lake, believed to be ex-NFL receiver


  • JaJuan Dawson. (NFL Photos via AP)
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WYLIE, Texas » A body recovered from a Dallas-area lake is believed to be an ex-Houston Texans receiver who fell from an inflatable tube being towed by a boat.

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that the body is believed to be 37-year-old JaJuan Dawson of Murphy.

Divers located the body Monday night in Lavon Lake. An autopsy was ordered. Dawson was not wearing a life preserver during Sunday night’s outing with his family on a rented boat.

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound receiver from H.L. Bourgeois High School in Gray, Louisiana, played for Tulane, then the NFL.

Dawson spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons with Cleveland and 2002 with Houston. He had 52 catches for 664 yards and two touchdowns.

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