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Preston Pearson

Preston James Pearson
Born: January 17, 1945
Freeport, IL USA
Position: RB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
College: Illinois
High School: Freeport (IL)
Career: 1967-1980
Drafted: 1967 in Round 12, #298 overall by the Baltimore Colts

Preston Pearson played from 1967 to 1980 during his career with the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. Pearson ran for 3,609 yards in his career on 941 attempts, scoring 13 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 254 passes for 3,095 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1968NFL Baltimore Colts19784.113 0
1969NFL Baltimore Colts24813.410 0
1970NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1735032.930 2
1971NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1316054.629 0
1972NFL Pittsburgh Steelers672643.921 0
1973NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1325544.247 2
1974NFL Pittsburgh Steelers703174.553 4
1975NFL Dallas Cowboys1335093.832 2
1976NFL Dallas Cowboys682333.421 1
1977NFL Dallas Cowboys893413.822 1
1978NFL Dallas Cowboys251044.218 0
1979NFL Dallas Cowboys7142.011 1
1980NFL Dallas Cowboys362.00
Totals94136093.853 13


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1968NFL Baltimore Colts27035.061 2
1969NFL Baltimore Colts46416.037 0
1970NFL Pittsburgh Steelers67111.818 0
1971NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2024612.341 2
1972NFL Pittsburgh Steelers11797.215 0
1973NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1117315.736 2
1974NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1111810.731 0
1975NFL Dallas Cowboys2735113.049 2
1976NFL Dallas Cowboys2331613.730 2
1977NFL Dallas Cowboys4653511.636 4
1978NFL Dallas Cowboys4752611.234 0
1979NFL Dallas Cowboys2633312.826 1
1980NFL Dallas Cowboys2021310.620 2
Totals254309512.261 17

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1969NFL Baltimore Colts6376.211 0
1972NFL Pittsburgh Steelers133.00
Totals7405.711 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1968NFL Baltimore Colts1552735.1102 2
1969NFL Baltimore Colts3170622.851 0
1970NFL Pittsburgh Steelers411428.535 0
1971NFL Pittsburgh Steelers720529.377 0
1972NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1329222.542 0
1973NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1630819.228 0
1974NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1225821.529 0
1975NFL Dallas Cowboys1639124.442 0
Totals114280124.6102 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1968NFL Baltimore Colts02200024
1970NFL Pittsburgh Steelers20000012
1971NFL Pittsburgh Steelers020100018
1973NFL Pittsburgh Steelers22000024
1974NFL Pittsburgh Steelers40000024
1975NFL Dallas Cowboys22000024
1976NFL Dallas Cowboys1200018
1977NFL Dallas Cowboys1400030
1979NFL Dallas Cowboys1100012
1980NFL Dallas Cowboys0200012

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1967NFLBaltimore Colts70
1968NFLBaltimore Colts140
1969NFLBaltimore Colts140
1970NFLPittsburgh Steelers140
1971NFLPittsburgh Steelers140
1972NFLPittsburgh Steelers110
1973NFLPittsburgh Steelers140
1974NFLPittsburgh Steelers90
1975NFLDallas Cowboys1410
1976NFLDallas Cowboys102
1977NFLDallas Cowboys1410
1978NFLDallas Cowboys160
1979NFLDallas Cowboys140
1980NFLDallas Cowboys110