Did you ever wonder how the first hail mary pass came to be? Well, it all goes back to a game on December 28, 1975, between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. This was the NFC Divisional playoff round. There were 24 seconds left on the clock. Quarterback Roger Staubach was desperate to find a way to get the ball 50 yards down the field into the endzone. His solution? A long bomb to Drew Pearson with the hope a miracle would unravel before his eyes. Find out why this would end up being called the first hail mary pass in this week’s edition of The Pigskin Past podcast with Joe Zagorski.
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