The original Dallas Cowboys 'Hail Mary' quarterback and receiver will be reunited in Canton.
Drew Pearson tells NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs that NFL Hall of Fame member Roger Staubach will be his presenter at the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August.
It's a natural choice, 27 of Pearson's 48 career touchdowns were thrown by Staubach, including the original and forever infamous 'Hail Mary.'
On Dec. 28, 1975, the Cowboys were trailing 14-10, and with 32 seconds left in the NFC playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings quarterback Roger Staubach threw a 50-yard pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson for the winning touchdown. It was a play that not only is famous in Cowboys history but in NFL history.
See the play at 1:43 in the video below:
Pearson had to wait decades for the honor and was the only member of the NFL's 1970s All-Decade Team not in the Hall.
The hearts of Cowboys fans and Pearson were broken when he narrowly missing selection in 2020. He was named a Senior Finalist in August 2020.
The Class of 2021 will take its place in Canton on Aug. 8, 2021 during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week.