Leadership America with Scott Murray

Episode 7 - A Conversation with Drew Pearson

December 22, 2020 Leadership America
Leadership America with Scott Murray
Episode 7 - A Conversation with Drew Pearson
Show Notes

If you’re a football fan, then you’ll want to tune-in to this episode of Leadership America!  The legendary Drew Pearson joins Scott and Angel in a conversation about his incredible career in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and beyond.  

In this podcast, Drew was flawless in delivering an inspiring message while catching every verbal pass Scott and Angel tossed his way. Drew shares the highlights of his 11-year career and goes into great detail about what actually took place on the field that iconic day he caught the infamous 50-yard “Hail Mary” catch from Hall of Famer, Roger Staubach.  That play made history as it stole a playoff victory over the Vikings in Minnesota. That's where the term "Hail Mary" was born, exactly 45 years ago this month, on December 28, 1975. He'd go on to become a Super Bowl Champion, become a member of the Cowboys illustrious Ring of Honor at AT&T Stadium and be elected to the NFL 1970's All-Decade Team

But, without a doubt, the proudest and fondest moment of his incredible career, should take place in Canton, Ohio in the summer of 2021, when "Mr. Clutch" can join a select group of his former teammates, having been selected as the Senior Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021. 

Get to know Drew Pearson today as we engage in a dynamic dialogue with one of the greats!

Some fun facts about Drew Pearson’s journey to success:

- Drew Pearson began his football career at South River High School in New Jersey, as one of the wide receivers of future Super Bowl Champion quarterback, Joe Theismann. 

- As a junior, Drew succeeded Theismann as the starting quarterback. From there it was on to Tulsa University where he received a football scholarship. 

- In 1973, he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, who'd go on to become one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the NFL. 

- Collegiately, he was inducted into the Tulsa Athletics Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the University's President's Award as the team's "best spirited and most unselfish" member. 

- Drew is known as the "Original #88" - Others that have followed to wear the coveted number 88 are Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin, star receiver Dez Bryant and the Cowboys current #88, CeeDee Lamb.

- Since retirement from football, Drew has been involved in sports broadcasting and also served as the CEO of Drew Pearson Companies, a manufacturer of licensed headwear since 1985. 

(Recorded in August 2020)

From the new Murray Media Podcast/Virtual Studios in Dallas, Texas, National Keynote Speakers and Published Authors, Scott Murray and Angel Carlton, moderate the discussion with champions that truly make a difference in our world.  

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