The 1978 Super Bowl winner was carrying the trophy during its Dallas-Fort Worth unveiling Thursday when an escalator he was on suddenly stopped, sending him lurching forward. Pearson can be seen in an online video disappearing from the screen, then emerging with the trophy unscathed in his plastic-covered hands.
Media reports say Pearson turned one hand loose to grab a railing on the escalator and keep his balance. He quickly put two hands back on the trophy, though.
Pearson has one of the most famous catches in NFL history — the so-called Hail Mary from Roger Staubach that beat Minnesota in the 1975 playoffs.