One of the great National Football League injustices was finally rectified a few months ago when the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson as a member of their 2021 enshrinement class. Pearson’s resumé speaks for itself and his exclusion from the Hall lasted far too long. Thankfully he is going to have his day in the sun this summer (it can get awfully hot in Canton, OH!) along with some other Cowboys greats.
Obviously last year’s PFHOF ceremonies did not happen because of Covid-19. Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson and safety Cliff Harris were a part of the 2020 class that would have been enshrined last summer, and they will be in combination with the class of 2021 so there will be a lot of blue and silver decorations on the hallowed grounds.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will have to go about celebrating both classes in proper fashion and you will recall the class of 2020 was particularly large as it was a centennial class in celebration of the league’s 100th season in 2019. There are a lot of new Hall of Famers to induct which means a lot of presenters to open the door to immortality for them.
Speaking of, Drew Pearson has officially chosen who he wants to present him at the Hall of Fame. It will be his quarterback, the incomparable Roger Staubach, who will have the honor.
There is no wrong way for an inductee to go about choosing their presenter as it is their moment that they have rightfully earned. For fans, though, it is always a bonus to see something like this where the inductee chooses someone who was so closely connected to their career, and for Drew Pearson to choose Roger Staubach seems like the perfect match.
Drew Pearson has delivered memorable speeches in recent history at different NFL events. Surely his speech with a gold jacket on and bronze bust watching from the side will be equally legendary and memorable.
By the way, we caught up with Drew Pearson back in February to congratulate him and discuss everything going through his mind in the early days of being named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is an interview definitely worth watching as Pearson is completely authentic with his emotions in the moment. You can watch below: