Drew Pearson had a long and frustrating wait to be selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His journey came to an end after 33 years back in February, and he’ll be enshrined in football heaven in August.
When it came to who was going to present Pearson only one name came to most people’s minds, and it was confirmed on Thursday. Pearson told Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 that his former teammate and quarterback, Roger Staubach, will do the honors.
— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) May 20, 2021
Pearson and Staubach played together for seven seasons (1973-1979) with the Cowboys and won Super Bowl XII together in 1977. Their most infamous moment on the field together came in the 1975 playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings when Staubach completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Pearson which’s better known as the “Hail Mary” that turned out to be the game-winner.
The “Original 88” as he’s known in Dallas achieved some impressive individual accolades during his days in the NFL. Drew Pearson was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, a three-time All-Pro, led the league in receiving yards in 1977, and is a member of the 1970’s All-Decade team.
It may have taken longer than it should have, but now Pearson will be in Canton for eternity.
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