Franco Harris Has passed away, according to the following statement on social media.
We have lost an Icon in Franco Harris. He embodied Pgh in his Grace, Humility, & Sense of Pride. He was a Champion on the Field & Ambassador off it. Thank you Franco for setting the standard that we all strive to achieve as a Professional & as a Person. RIP & condolences to Dana. pic.twitter.com/3GtCgOpeOW
— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) December 21, 2022
Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, has died. He was 72. https://t.co/SuCTrOi26F pic.twitter.com/Qd0t29jHDc— The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2022
Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, has died. He was 72. https://t.co/SuCTrOi26F pic.twitter.com/Qd0t29jHDc
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2022
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) December 21, 2022
Today we lost a legend and an incredible human being in Franco Harris. He epitomized what it meant to be a Steeler and a leader in the Pittsburgh community. Franco brought joy to everyone he was around and he will be missed. pic.twitter.com/YmMgwHqzno
— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) December 21, 2022
My first football card might have been a Franco Harris that came in a bag of Wonder Bread. Harris once told me an interesting detail about the #ImmaculateReception: He doesn’t remember much of the actual play. #RIPFranco pic.twitter.com/WuhtMMsoAy
— Victor Chi (@VictorChi) December 21, 2022
Franco Harris has just died “Suddenly.” Gave a radio
interview day ago. In the interview, he speaks of play that brought him to the limelight; Franco Harris sums up Immaculate Reception: “Go to the ball.”
How can you be okay one day, then Die Suddenly, Next? Likely
J Walter wrote
The first football game I remember watching and caring about who won was Super Bowl IX when Franco Harris ran all over my beloved Vikings. Six-year-old me was crushed. Over the years, The Phins became my team, but I came to appreciate Franco. RIP, legend.
Nevin said: Franco Harris was so much more than the Immaculate Reception, he was the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and for massive amounts of time, their wins were on Franco’s back, or better put, legs. What a LEGEND!
Anyone who is a football fan remembers Franco Harris and the Steelers. Iron curtain and all, along with Bradshaw, J Lambert, and the rest of the team. I don’t think we will EVER see another team that could beat them. They were incredible
Josh McDaniels begins his Wednesday media availability by sending his condolences to Franco Harris’ family and the Steelers organization:
“He was an iconic, a Hall of Fame player, and a great ambassador for our game and this league.”
Cause of Death.
As of the time of this press release, we do not have information on Franco Harris’s cause of death.