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Dome Patrol Veteran Saint Vaughan Johnson Passes Away at 57

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sorry to hear this... hard to believe two of the four members of the Dome Patrol have already left us. God Bless and RIP. In recent years, Johnson overcame prostate cancer but encountered kidney and lung failure which he battled ...

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Old 12-13-2019, 08:06 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear this... hard to believe two of the four members of the Dome Patrol have already left us.

God Bless and RIP.

In recent years, Johnson overcame prostate cancer but encountered kidney and lung failure which he battled for the last few years of his life.
Johnson met his wife, Shirley Ardoin, while playing for the Saints. Shirley is from Eunice, LA. While living in North Carolina, the couple maintained an apartment in Kenner as well in recent years.
“He was one of the best players and best people I ever played with,” Jackson said. “He was never fighting with anyone, the most generous guy I ever knew. He loved everybody. He was the greatest teammate I ever had. He would hit so hard. He was a great player and a great man. I am truly going to miss him. He was my brother. He was more than a teammate. He was my great friend for life.”
“When I think about Vaughan, the enthusiasm he had for the game is something I will never forget,” Swilling said. “As tough as he was and would knock the stew out of you, he was always upbeat, with a smile and such a nice person. He was always a happy guy. I loved him. I played beside him here and he covered me year in and year out. He always said he had me and he always did.” He is going to be missed.”
Jim Mora brought Johnson to the Saints from the USFL.
“He was special,” Mora said. “He just go to overshadowed by the other three linebackers. He was an excellent player, very team oriented, totally unselfish. What mattered was how the team did, how his teammates did. He was just as good as the other three guys who got a little more publicity than he did. Everybody loved him on this team. He was a terrific person and a terrific player.”
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:20 AM   #12
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I thought he was older wow. 4X Pro Bowler.

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Old 12-13-2019, 10:14 AM   #13
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the Greatest Ever

cant believe him and Mills are both no longer with us

RIP Vaughn
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Old 12-13-2019, 10:47 AM   #14
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That is a shame. I know that his family is devastated as are most fans that watched him play. He had an awful lot of health problems. No offense but I wonder if it was from steroids? He was such a stud. RIP!!
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RIP Vaughan. If you are a Saints fan then this like a Beatle dying.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:58 PM   #16
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RIP Mr. Johnson.

Condolences to his family and to the WhoDat Nation. He will be missed.
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:07 AM   #17
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Toughest dude I've ever seen on the field. Made me proud to be a Saints fan.
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:28 AM   #18
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Terrible. Bless his family.

One of the hardest hits I’ve ever seen on a SF running back. I felt it.
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Old 12-14-2019, 09:13 AM   #19
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They werenít some of the best lbs on the field , they were the GREATEST . I were so proud of being in that dome in them days.


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Sad loss for the Johnson family and sad loss for his Saints family.

Back yard ball in the 80s was all about him or Sam Mills at MLB around my hometown. Both gone way too early.
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