“I’ve always wanted this, for a long time” Pearson said after being informed of the Hall of Fame news, while fighting back tears. “And to have Roger here, and Jones… I promise I will live up to what the Hall of Fame is all about. And now, you’re giving me the chance at immortality.”
Staubach will play a big part in his induction as well. According to Dallas-area sports reporter Newy Scruggs, Pearson has confirmed that his former quarterback will be his presenter in Canton this August.
— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) May 20, 2021
Staubach is a Hall of Famer himself, having been inducted back in 1985. The fact that he gets to present a teammate more than 35 years later in awesome, and shows just how long the wait has been for Pearson.
Drew Pearson played his entire NFL career with the Cowboys, from 1973-84. He was a three-time First-Team All-Pro, and member of the NFL’s all-decade team for the 1970s. In 156 career games, he caught 489 passes for 7,822 yards and 48 touchdowns.