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Played one year for us in 1998 and had 53 and 1 touchdown. He was our #2 leading receiver behind Cam Cleeland (had 54 receptions).
We got him after he had a few good years in Indy. Then he went on to two years in Seattle and one in Jacksonville.
He was an All American in college at Cal and was the #16 pick overall at Indy.
According to Wiki, Dawkins pursued a career in real estate in Sacramento, California, and later trained to become a police officer in San Jose, California. LINK
This is an article about him signing with the Saints:
Dawkins' decision to join the Saints, who ranked last among NFL offenses in 1997, was influenced by a dominating factor: his desire to be ``the man.''
``That was the No. 1 reason,'' Dawkins said in a telephone interview from his mother's house in Sunnyvale, Calif., ``to come there and be a starter and possibly be the No. 1 guy. Definitely, I took that into account.''
The acquisition of Dawkins means the Saints won't re-sign Randal Hill, a free agent who led New Orleans with 55 receptions for 761 yards last year.
``Randal is out the door,'' Saints general manager Bill Kuharich said. ``We won't pursue Randal.''
Dawkins' contract includes a $150,000 signing bonus, $400,000 base salary, $25,000 workout bonus and $175,000 roster bonus due Sept. 1, plus another $735,000 in incentives tied to his performance.
I'm not too pleased we took it,'' said Angelo Wright, Dawkins' agent. ``I fought long and hard against it. His mother told him, `Don't take it.
Damn those were some dark days.