Remembering Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame Running Back

Harris passed away just days before the Steelers were planning to retire his number in honor of the 50th anniversary of his game-winning reception.

Jackie Kolgraf
December 21, 2022

SiriusXM is sad to learn of the passing of Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, whose son confirmed his death to The Associated Press today. Harris was 72.

As a Steeler, Harris ran for 12,120 yards and won four Super Bowl rings during the 1970s. The team was planning to retire Harris’ number 32 during a halftime ceremony during their game against the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his “Immaculate Reception” play where he gave the Steelers their first playoff victory in team history.

Harris’ interview with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo aired on Mad Dog Sports Radio just yesterday. Listen to the full episode on the SXM App.

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Last year, Adam Schein also spoke with Harris about the “Immaculate Reception” on The Adam Schein Podcast. Watch the video on the SXM App.

Plus, hear former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw share some of his favorite Franco Harris stories.