Throwback Thursday Player Focus: Franco Harris

Franco Harris joined the Steelers in 1972 and almost immediately immortalized himself with his most signature moment, The Immaculate Reception during his rookie year.  He devastated the still-crying Oakland Raiders by making the Immaculate Reception and giving the Steelers their first-ever playoff win. During this same year, the Steelers won their first championship of any kind (AFC Central). 

Harris, on the other hand, became synonymous with winning, as he was the cog that ran the Steelers’ championship wheel. He set a record with 158 yards rushing in Super Bowl IX, winning the game MVP, and maintains the records for most career rushing yards (354) in Super Bowl history (as well as tied for most rushing TDs with four).

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