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Drew Pearson Net Worth

Drew Pearson is a retired American football wide receiver who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. As of 2019, Drew Pearson net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.

Pearson was born on January 12, 1951, in South River, New Jersey. He went to South River High School where he started a football career as one of the wide receivers. He also lettered in baseball and basketball graduating in 1969.

After school, he received a football scholarship from the University of Tulsa. As a sophomore, he started four games. He was then converted into a wide receiver, registering 22 receptions for 429 yards and 3 touchdowns. Pearson ended his college career with 55 receptions for 1,119 yards, 8 touchdowns and a 20.3 yard average per reception. In 1985, he was inducted into the Tulsa Athletics Hall of Fame.

In 1973, Dallas Cowboys signed Pearson as an undrafted free agent. As a rookie he appeared in 14 games with 6 starts, making 22 receptions for 388 yards and 2 touchdowns. Pearson along with Tony Dorsett in 1979 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 when he recorded 55 receptions, 1,026 yards, and 8 touchdowns.

In 1980, he was selected by the Cowboys as their nominee for NFL Man of the Year. In 1983, he passed Hayes’ as the franchise leader in receiving yards. Pearson helped the Cowboys to the three Super Bowl appearances and a victory in Super Bowl XII in 1978. Pearson played with Dallas Cowboys for ten years from 1973 to 1983.

During his time at NFL, he became one of the NFL’s greatest wide receivers, earning career records of 489 receptions and 7,822 receiving yards, along with 189 rushing yards, 155 yards returning kickoffs, and 50 touchdowns. He was also named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team.

Pearson was named All-Pro three times. He was also named The Football Digest NFL receiver of the year in 1977. However, Pearson is the only offense player from the NFL 1970s All-Decade team not in the Hall of Fame.

Drew Pearson Net Worth: $1.5 million

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