Pearson, Casillas head to hall
Ex-Dallas Cowboys join quartet of legends in 2008 class

By Bob Hersom Published: May 15, 2008
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still think of him as my father in law. I know how to say ex-wife. I paid for that right. I don't know how to say ex-father in law.”

Casillas, a two-time All-American at OU, and Fisher, one of baseball's best relief pitchers for 15 years, also attended Wednesday's press conference.

"Being recognized as one of the greatest athletes in Oklahoma is something I never envisioned,” said Casillas, a Tulsa native. "It's very humbling to be mentioned in the same breath with these individuals.”

Fisher, who also went to OU, grew up in Altus.

"I want everyone to know what an honor it is to be put in the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, because there are some pretty heavy hitters in there,” Fisher said. "They're really legends, like Bud Wilkinson. I went to school when Bud was there, and every month I'd have to go to his office to get my $15 laundry money for the month. He would question me whether I earned it. But just to be included with people like him is amazing. I just hope that I've lived up to the honor.”

Pearson, a three-time all-pro receiver, might have had the best line of the day: "I think the reason I'm going to be inducted into this hall of fame is because of my accomplishments as a Dallas Cowboy, because at Tulsa I made all-nothing. It seemed every time we played a game when I was at Tulsa that it was somebody's homecoming.”




Former Dallas Cowboys Drew Pearson, left, and Tony Casillas were two of the six sports legends selected for induction into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. by Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

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