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Hall of Fame announcements have stolen the limelight in recent weeks as several greats of the NFL learn their fate they’ll be inducted into the history books.
In a step up to how the old announcements were conducted, several greats of the NFL have been surprised live on air by president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame David Baker.
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Baker’s towering presence made the announcements all the more exciting for fans watching on, but it hasn’t been all happy smiles for several legend’s of the game.
As 15 former players and contributors were announced as the latest group to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson simply had to watch on.
The names continued to be read out as Pearson and his family watched on, after the final name the realisation he had been snubbed once again hit Pearson like a freight train.
Pearson, 69, was a star for the Cowboys between 1973 and 1983, dominating the wide receiver position.
He was named a three-time Pro Bowler, three-time First Team All-Pro along with being a Super Bowl champion.
In 1970 Pearson was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team as a receiver and remains the only player from that team to not hear his name read out as a Hall of Fame inductee.
The latest announcement was made all the harder as family and friends gathered to watch the names read out.
Pearson remains fourth in the Cowboys’ record books for receptions (489) and receiving yards (7,822). He was inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2011.
Fans couldn’t believe the star receiver for the Cowboys didn’t have his name read out.
IT IS A SHAME DREW PEARSON WASN’T SELECTED TO THE HALL OF FAME. As clutch a receiver as there ever was. The Hail Mary pass. Clint Longley on Thanksgiving. I could go on & on. Made ’70s All Decade Team. I was there. Longtime Cowboy fans know how right I am.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 16, 2020
There are 33 offensive players who were named 1st Team All-Decade in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s.
32 of them are in the Hall of Fame.
Drew Pearson is the only one who is not.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) January 16, 2020
Originally published as Legend’s heartbreak over Hall of Fame snub