Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Steelers icon Franco Harris has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris has passed away. He was 72.

An official cause of death has not been determined yet. His son Dok said that his father passed away overnight.

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“We have lost an incredible football player, an incredible ambassador to the Hall and most importantly, we have lost one of the finest gentlemen anyone will ever meet,” Pro Football of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “Franco not only impacted the game of football, but he also affected the lives of many, many people in profoundly positive ways.”

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He was supposed to be honored this weekend. This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the “Immaculate Reception” that changed the Steelers into an elite team.

The Steelers were also going to retire his No. 32 jersey. If they still retire his jersey this weekend, he would be the third Steelers player ever to have their jersey retired.

Harris, who was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, was the 13th overall pick in the 1972 NFL Draft. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

He spent 13 years of his career with the Steelers. His final campaign with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Harris appeared in 173 games, including 162 starts. He had 2,949 carries for 12,120 yards and 91 touchdowns.

He also had 307 receptions for 2,287 yards and nine touchdowns.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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