Drew Pearson is a former professinal wide reciever for the Dallas Cowboys. He attended Tulsa where he found himself convert from a quarterback to wide reciever a transition that would bring him thriving success.
In 1973, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys and made the team as a third-team wide receiver because of his special teams play. A year later, Pearson would take over and become the number one starting receiver for the Cowboys. He led the team with 62 receptions and 1,087 yards, while also catching 2 touchdowns. He would keep leading the team in receiving until 1978, when Tony Hill took over the number one role at wide receiver. In 1979, he and Tony Hill—along with Tony Dorsett—helped the Cowboys become the first team in NFL history to have two 1,000-yards wide receivers and a 1,000-yard running back. Pearson helped the Cowboys to three Super Bowl appearances and a victory in Super Bowl XII in 1978. He also scored a touchdown in Super Bowl X. Pearson was known as "Mr. Clutch" for his numerous clutch catches in game-winning situations, especially the Hail Mary reception from Roger Staubach that sealed the victory over the Vikings in a 1975 playoff game, one of the most infamous plays in NFL history.
Pearson has done some broadcasting work post-retirement, mostly with the Cowboys. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.