Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame Running Back Franco Harris Passed Away

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Erie News Now) – Pittsburgh Steelers Hall-of-Fame running back Franco Harris has died.

The Penn State grad’s passing, comes two days before the 50th anniversary of a play that came to be known as the Immaculate Reception, a deflected pass that Franco Harris scooped up and scored on in a playoff game against the raiders back in 1972.

It’s widely considered the most iconic play in NFL history.

Harris’ son Dok confirmed his father’s passing Wednesday morning, no word yet on a cause of death.

Franco Harris was 72-years old.


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