Franco Harris Biography
Franco Harris was born 0n March 7, 1950, in Fort Dix, New Jersey. Harris graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey in 1968 and then attended Penn State University.
Franco Harris Nationality/Franco Harris Age
Harris is an American by Nationality His African-American father served in World War II; his mother was a “war bride” from Italy.
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Franco Harris Family
Harris partner is called Dana Dokmanovich. Harris Brothers include Pete Harris, Guiseppe Harris, Mario Harris.His Sisters are Luana Harris Scott, Alvara Harris, Marrisa Lattimore, Daniella Miala.
Franco Harris Parents
Cadillac Harris was also Known As”Cad” is Franco’s Fathers he was born on March 24, Bolton, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States 1920 and died on Death: July 17, 1980 (60). Harris Mum is called Gina M. Harris is a licensed clinical psychologist. A high honors graduate of Princeton University, she earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Florida at Gainesville with distinction.
Franco Harris Son
The son of former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris announced on Tuesday 10 March 2009 he was running for mayor of Steel City. Franco Doc Harris, 29, is making his first bid for public office by running as an independent against Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, providing the incumbent survives the May 19 Democratic primary.
Franco Harris Steelers
In his first season with the Steelers 1972, Harris was named the league’s Rookie of the Year by both The Sporting News and United Press International. In that season he gained 1,055 yards on 188 carries, with a 5.6 yards per carry average. He also rushed for 10 touchdowns and caught four touchdown passes. He was popular with Pittsburgh’s large Italian-American population: his fans, including “Brigadier General” Frank Sinatra, dubbed themselves “Franco’s Italian Army” and wore army helmets with his number on them.
Harris was chosen for nine consecutive Pro Bowls from 1972 through 1980, and was All-Pro in 1977. Harris rushed for more than 1,000 yards in eight seasons, breaking a record set by Jim Brown. The running back tandem of Harris and Rocky Bleier combined with a strong defense to win four Super Bowls following the 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979 seasons. On January 12, 1975, he was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl IX; in that game he rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries for a 16-6 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Harris was the first African American as well as the first Italian-American to be named Super Bowl MVP. Harris was a major contributor for the Steelers in all of their first four Super Bowl wins. His Super Bowl career totals of 101 carries for 354 yards are records and his four career rushing touchdowns are tied for the second most in Super Bowl history.
Harris claims he extended his career and thus his contribution to the team’s objectives including four Super Bowl victories by avoiding unnecessary contact
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Franco Harris Catch
Franco Harris, after initially blocking on the play, had run downfield in case Bradshaw needed another eligible receiver. He scooped up the sailing ball just before it would have hit the ground. Harris ran past Raiders linebacker Gerald Irons, while linebacker Phil Villapiano, who had been covering Harris, was blocked by Steelers tight end, John McMakin. Harris used a stiff arm to ward off Raiders defensive back Jimmy Warren and went in for a touchdown. The touchdown gave the Steelers a 12–7 lead with Roy Gerela adding the ensuing extra point.
Franco Harris Hall Of Fame
Harris established himself as a future superstar when he became only the fourth rookie in NFL annals to rush for 1,000 yards. He gained additional attention by being on the receiving end of the famous “Immaculate Reception” pass from Terry Bradshaw that gave the Steelers their first-ever playoff win, a 13-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders. In his 13 seasons, the last of which was spent with the Seattle Seahawks in 1984, Harris rushed 2,949 times for 12,120 yards and 91 touchdowns.
He rushed for 1,000 yards or more eight seasons and for more than 100 yards in 47 games. He also caught 307 passes for 2,287 yards and nine touchdowns. His career rushing total and his combined net yardage figure of 14,622 both ranked as the third highest marks in pro football history at the time of his retirement.
Harris, who was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, on March 7, 1950, was an All-AFC choice in 1972, 1975, 1976, and 1977 and first- or second-team All-Pro six times. He was selected to nine Pro Bowls. Franco played in five AFC championships – missing a sixth because of injury – and four Super Bowls.
In Super Bowl IX, when the Steelers won their first-ever league title with a 16-6 victory over Minnesota, Harris rushed for 158 yards, compared to just 17 yards rushing for the entire Viking team. He was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Harris held numerous Super Bowl and postseason game records by the end of his career. The most notable included 24 points and 354 yards rushing in four Super Bowls and 17 touchdowns and 1,556 yards rushing in 19 postseason playoff games.
Franco Harris Immaculate Reception
The Immaculate Reception is one of the most famous plays in the history of American football. It occurred in the AFC divisional playoff game of the National Football League (NFL), between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1972. With the Steelers trailing in the last 30 seconds of the game, Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass attempt to John Fuqua. The ball either bounced off the helmet of Raiders safety Jack Tatum or off the hands of Fuqua, and, as it fell, Steelers fullback Franco Harris scooped it up and ran for a game-winning touchdown.
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Franco Harris Net Worth
Franco Harris estimating on his football career he has a net worth of 3 million.
Franco Harris Latest News
The iconic Franco Harris statue that greats Pittsburgh International Airport travelers were temporarily removed due on 1 April 2019, so Harris himself stepped up to temporarily fill the void.