Steelers Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris Passes Away at the age of 72
Former Pittsburgh Steelers pro football hall of fame running back Franco Harris takes part in festivities celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1974 Steelers, the first Steelers Super Bowl team before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Legendary Steelers running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris is dead. Harris’ death has been confirmed to several news outlets by his family.

The four-time Super Bowl champion and 9-time Pro Bowler was drafted by the Steelers with the 13th overall pick in 1972 after playing for Joe Paterno at Penn State. Harris became part of history forever with his ‘Immaculate Reception’ at Three Rivers Stadium in the Divisional Round of the 1972 playoffs.

Franco Harris was 72 years old.

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