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Franco Harris



March 7, 1950, - Fort Dix, New Jersey

Drafted: Franco Harris was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 13th pick in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft.

Years Played:


Position Played: Running Back

Played For: Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-83), Seattle Seahawks (1984)

Alma Mater: Penn State

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1990

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Best Known For:

Franco Harris is known as one of the NFL's greatest running backs, but he is probably best known for one spectacular play... the Immaculate Reception!

Best Season:

His best season came in 1975 when he rushed for 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games.

NFL Career Totals:

Rushed 2,949 times for 12,120 yards and 91 touchdowns, and caught 307 passes for 2,287 yards and nine touchdowns.

NFL Highlights:

• The Sporting News and UPI Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News and United Press International (1972)
• Fourth Rookie in NFL History to Rush for 1,000 Yards
• Named All-Pro (1977)
• Named All-AFC (1972,75,76,77)
• Selected to Nine Pro Bowls
• Played in Five AFC Championships
• Won Four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
Super Bowl MVP (IX)
• Rushed for 1,000 Yards in a Season Eight Times
• Rushed for 100 yards in a Game 47 Times
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