Drew Pearson Cowboys WR Finally Accepted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame
Drew Pearson's Hall of Fame wait is over. The Cowboys legend and Hail Mary co-author has finally, rightfully, been elected to Canton.
Saturday, Pearson received the necessary 80%-plus vote for election from the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 48-member selection committee. As a Senior Finalist, Pearson's candidacy was voted on separately from the other finalists.
Pearson's election was announced Saturday during the "NFL Honors" award show on CBS. Also named to the 2021 Hall of Fame Class: Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Bill Nunn and Charles Woodson.
Pearson, a Cowboys Ring of Honor member and one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, is the 20th person selected to the Hall of Fame based off their accomplishments with the Cowboys. Former head coach Jimmy Johnson and safety Cliff Harris were elected to the 2020 Hall of Fame "Centennial Class," but the enshrinement ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hall of Fame has rescheduled the 2020 Class ceremony for Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio, followed by the 2021 Class enshrinement Aug. 8. Also, last year's postponed Hall of Fame Game between the Cowboys and Steelers is slated for Aug. 5.
A revamped Enshrinement Week, dubbed "Twice the Fun in '21," clearly will have a Cowboys feel to it. And now Pearson, 70, will be part of the celebration, too.