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