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Franco Harris

Running Back
1969 – 1971

The Man

A New Jersey product, Harris split time during his Penn State career blocking for All-american Lydell Mitchell and running the ball himself. He was also a gifted receiver.

The Math

Over 2,000 career rushing yards, 5+ yards per carry, team’s leading scorer in 1970.

The Legend

Harris was a member of the 1969 undefeated team, and authored the most famous play in football history as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers: the Immaculate Reception, during which he caught a deflected pass and ran for a touchdown on the last play of the game to seal the team’s first-ever playoff win.

Life After State

Drafted by the Steelers in 1972, Harris was named Offensive Rookie of the Year, made 9 Pro Bowls and garnered 3 All-Pro selections. A member of 4 Super Bowl Champion teams with the Steelers, he was MVP of Super Bowl IX.

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The Vitals

Franco Harris - Penn State Football Bio from PSU Zone

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 230 lbs.

Date of Birth: March 7, 1950

Hometown: Fort Dix, NJ