It took far longer than it should have, but at long last it is true and undisputed: Drew Pearson is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
The 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class was officially revealed on Saturday night and Pearson is indeed among them.
He came painfully close to being a part of last year’s class when the league had a larger one than normal as a celebration on top of the centennial season, but thankfully one of the Hall’s greater wrongs has finally been righted.
As you are likely aware, Drew Pearson was (for far too long) the only member of the 1970s All-Decade Team to not be in the Hall of Fame.
It has simply made no sense for him to not have a gold jacket and bronze bust.
You will recall that Pearson’s former teammate Cliff Harris was selected to last year’s class along with former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson. The 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony was not able to be had in its traditional format as a result of Covid-19, hopefully there is something planned for all of the Cowboys and other inductees to experience their achievement in a special manner.
BREAKING: @88DrewPearson has been elected to the Class of 2021!#PFHOF21 | @dallascowboys pic.twitter.com/Xi6J41A7gv— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) February 7, 2021
A member of the legendary No. 88 Club in Dallas now becomes a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 7, 2021
Congratulations to Drew Pearson. pic.twitter.com/hPCWx4Z5Eg
Congratulations to PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMER Drew Pearson!