Former Cowboys WR Drew Pearson Named Senior Class Hall of Fame Nominee

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By 105.3 The Fan
DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - At long last, Drew Pearson's path to the Hall of Fame has become clear. 

ALERT: A football wrong has been righted, a sports injustice undone - #Cowboys legend @88DrewPearson is the LONE senior nominee for the @ProFootballHOF Class of 2021 and is therefore a sure-fire inductee. Finally. And fantastic. pic.twitter.com/MkhdzZVAWO

— fishsports (@fishsports) August 18, 2020

The former Cowboys receiver is the lone senior finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, bringing him one step away from being enshrined in Canton, Ohio.

Pearson must receive at least 80 percent of the vote from the 48-member selection committee in order to gain entrance into the hall next August. The vote will take place on Feb. 6. 

Pearson was snubbed by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, yet again, back in January. 

Another former receiver, Harold Carmichael, was selected into the hall despite being a member of the 1970's All-Decade Second Team. Pearson, on the other hand, is the only member of the NFL 1970’s All-Decade First Team who is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After the vote, Pearson said he heard he had "a good presence in the room" among HOF voters, but added, "the vote might have been splintered.

"Being a former Dallas Cowboy - that's the cake," Person continued, and that getting into the HOF would have been the icing on the cake.

Video showing Pearson not taking the news very well went viral on social media. We can't wait for him to post a new video after he finally gets what he's earned. ... That gold jacket. 

Truly a sad day. Drew Pearson in now the only member of the NFL 1970’s All Decade 1st Team not in. The only player NOT in. #Cowboys @NBCDFWSports pic.twitter.com/1601DD4myZ

— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) January 15, 2020