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Another No. 88

Dallas Cowboy great Drew Pearson’s candle of hope was down to final flickers. Recently, though, the Pro Football Hall of Fame recognized the greatness of this National Football League star who was named “all-pro” three times. Old number “88” – who set numerous team records in the 1970s- 1980s – was named to the 2021 HOF class, unleashing tears from his 70-year-old eyes. Another number “88” – this one worn by a Beaumont, Texas junior high school football aspirant when Pearson was in diapers – wore the number proudly, if only for a few days. Had his jersey fit him better,

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