Barry Pearson

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Barry Pearson
No. 83, 85
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1950-02-04) February 4, 1950 (age 67)
Place of birth: Geneseo, Illinois
Career information
College: Northwestern University
Undrafted: 1972
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 86
Receiving yards: 1312
Touchdowns: 7
Player stats at

Barry Lynn Pearson (born February 4, 1950 in Geneseo, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1972–1973)[1] and Kansas City Chiefs (1974–1976).[2]

Pearson was on the field for the Immaculate Reception and was the receiver for whom the play was designed, but Terry Bradshaw was flushed from the pocket and threw toward Frenchy Fuqua instead.[3]


  1. ^ "Steelers All-Time Jersey Numbers" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Chiefs All-Time Numerical Roster" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  3. ^ Paul Zeise, "Steelers receiver Barry Pearson came away from 'The Play' with a great story to tell", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2012