【N.J】 South River honors alum Drew Pearson, an NFL Hall of Famer, then rolls previous Bound Brook – New Jersey News

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On a day South River rolled out the pink carpet for a legendary alum, it additionally rolled to a convincing victory.

The Rams honored former South River nice Drew Pearson, a 1969 graduate who went on to an NFL Hall of Fame profession, and the workforce continued the celebration on the sphere with a 31-0 victory over Bound Brook.

The varsity named a close-by road “Drew Pearson Hall of Fame Way” in honor of the South River broad receiver and quarterback, who caught passes from future NFL quarterback Joe Theismann on the Middlesex County faculty. After Theismann graduated, Pearson took over as quarterback as a junior. He was additionally a star in basketball and performed baseball in highschool.

Pearson went on to play at Tulsa College earlier than an NFL profession with the Dallas Cowboys, enjoying with them from 1973 till an harm attributable to a automotive accident ended his profession in 1984. On the time, he was the franchise’s profession chief in receptions and receiving yardage. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2021.

Darius Armstrong and Joseph Lepore scored two touchdowns apiece and Parker Layne threw for 2 scores within the sport.

Armstrong scored on a 29-yard run and 70-yard reception from Layne, whereas Lepore returned an interception 60 yards for a rating and had a 35-yard TD reception.

South River is is 2-1. Bound Brook fell to 0-3.

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