Drafted: Franco Harris was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 13th pick in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft.
Position Played: Running Back
Alma Mater: Penn State
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1990
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!
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.
• 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