Post NFL Career
Post NFL Career
- Since his retirement in 1983, Drew Pearson has worked extensively as a sports broadcaster for networks such Ã‚Â as CBS and HBO; he previously hosted the Dallas Cowboys post-game show.
- He is the CEO of Drew Pearson Companies, a manufacturer of licensed headwear since 1985.
- He was the Head Coach of the Arena Football League’s Dallas Texans during the 1991 season and led the team to a 4-6 record.
- Pearson was the General Manager of the New York/New Jersey Hitmen during the only season of the XFL. Midway through the season, he began attending games from the sideline and talking with announcers, something head coach Rusty Tillman refused to do.
- Pearson is exclusively represented by PPI Marketing for speaking engagements and appearances. Drew Pearson currently lives in Plano, Texas.
- He received the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award in 2005 for his post-NFL career success.
- He played basketball with Marques Haynes on a team called the Harlem Magicians. Drew Pearson is also married to Haynes’ daughter.
- In 2009, on the NFL Network show “NFL’s Top 10”, in the episode titled “Greatest Dallas Cowboys”, he is number 10 on the list.
- Drew Pearson wore #88 with the Dallas Cowboys. Later, Michael Irvin wore #88 for the Cowboys. His Hall of Fame career, added to the legacy. When the Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft, they immediately announced that Bryant would wear #88 and Pearson later posed for a photo in a Cowboys uniform with Bryant and Michael Irvin that was part of the 2010 edition of the popular Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine.
- On August 18, 2012 Drew Pearson announced that he will host a new sports and lifestyle talk show titled “The Drew Pearson Show” with co-hosts Paul Salfen, Kristen Keith and Michael Nast.The show is on Fox Sports Southwest.
- Each show has a higher purpose from granting wishes with the Make-A-Wish foundation to finding toys for children at Christmas via Toys for Tots. Drew Pearson and his Dallas Cowboys”Star Power” help 501C3. The first few local guests included five-time Super Bowl champion Charles Haley, as well as Kool & The Gang’s Sir Earl Toon, Machete actor Billy Blair, “Friday Night Lights star Drew Waters, “American Idol” and “Celebrity Rehab” personality and singer Nikki Mckibbin, 13-time world champion power lifter Amanda Harris (aka Barbie Barbell) and half the cast of Style Network’s hit show “Big Rich Texas”. Salfen interviewed international stars like Michael Pena and Natalie Martinez for End of Watch and Tim Burton, Winona Ryder and Oscar winner Martin Landau for Frankenweenie and the creators of Sinister, Ruby Sparks and Paranormal Activity
- Drew Pearson is a color commentator for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League.
- Pearson served as the Honorary Chairman for the 2012 Silver Dollar Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society.
(Pearson’s accolades are courtesy of Wikipedia)
I wasn’t even born when Drew Pearson dominated on the gridiron. I wasn’t fortunate enough to experience all of those great games live. I never got to experience the Dallas Cowboys team that netted the 20 consecutive winning seasons Drew Pearson contributed to. However, thanks to my dad’s extensive video collection I got to watch all of those games. I got so caught up in the fervor and excitement that I found myself cheering and screaming at the TV as if it was live. There was an energy and physicality about that team you just don’t see anymore. Those guys left it all on the field on every play. It wasn’t about the money or the endorsements, it was good old fashionedÂ smash mouth football.
I was in awe when I saw “Mr. Clutch” in action. Roger Staubach always knew he could count on Drew Pearson to come through when the Dallas Cowboys needed him the most. I have followed Pearsons’ career my entire life. I have to say he is a class act and I want to show my utmost respect and appreciation for the player who I believe was the best WR in Dallas Cowboys history. Yes Michael Irvin accomplished a lot, but when Drew Pearson played it was a much tougher game. The rules were much different and it was much harder for both quarterbacks and wide receivers to succeed. I truly believe that many of the top WR’s and QB’s in the modern NFL would never be able to survive playing football in the 70’s and early 80’s. In closing I just want to say,
“Much Love And Respect To You “Mr. Clutch”. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You Truly Are A Legend!”
If you don’t crack a tear during this video, I find it hard to believe that you are a TRUE BLUE Dallas Cowboys fan. The testimonials from his team mates are truly emotional.
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