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Franco Harris Speaker Profile
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Category: Athlete Appearances, Football, Hall of Famers, Top Football Speakers

Highlights: Franco Harris is a Hall of Fame running back who spent all but one season of his 13-year career that spanned from 1972-1983 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a four-time Super Bowl champion.

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Franco Harris spent 13 years in the NFL playing running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-1983) and Seattle Seahawks (1984). Harris was named to the Pro Bowl nine times and was a key contributor to the Steelers’ dynasty of the 1970s when they won four Super Bowls, including Super Bowl IX when he was named MVP. At the time of his retirement, Harris was ranked third all-time among NFL rushers. He was named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team and Steelers All-Time Team and became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

Harris is best remembered for his play known as “The Immaculate Reception” in a 1972 playoff game against the Oakland Raiders. On that play, Harris scooped a ball inches off the ground from a pass that been deflected from quarterback Terry Bradshaw to score the game-winning touchdown.

Harris was born on March 7, 1950 in Fort Dix, New Jersey and played college football at Penn State before being drafted by Pittsburgh in the 1st round of the NFL Draft in 1972. During his rookie year, Harris rushed for 1,055 yards along with 14 touchdowns (10 on the ground, 4 through the air) in route to being named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. After retiring from playing, Harris embarked on a successful business career, including starting Super Bakery, Inc., later renamed to RSuper Foods. Harris also became a co-owner in 2011 of the Women’s Football Alliance Pittsburgh Passion.

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