Franco Harris Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Running Back for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Franco Harris Biography
In the 1972 NFL Draft he was chosen by the ++Pittsburgh Steelers++ in the first round, the 13th selection overall. His selection by the team was considered controversial at the time, as many thought the team would select his Penn State teammate, Lydell Mitchell. (Mitchell was later selected by the Baltimore Colts in the draft.) He played his first 12 years in the NFL with the Steelers; his 13th and final year (1984) was spent with the ++Seattle Seahawks++. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011.
Harris was chosen for 9 consecutive Pro Bowls (from 1972 through 1980), and was All-Pro in 1977. Harris rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 8 seasons, breaking a record set by Jim Brown. The tandem running package of Harris and [[Rocky Bleier]] combined with a strong defense to win four Super Bowls in the 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979 seasons. In 1975 he was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl IX; in that game he rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries for a 16-6 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Harris was the first African American as well as the first Italian-American to be named Super Bowl MVP. Harris was a major contributor for the Steelers in all of their first four Super Bowl wins. His Super Bowl career totals of 101 carries for 354 yards are records and his 4 career rushing touchdowns are tied for the second most in Super Bowl history.
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Posted on 14 January 2013 | 5:32 pm
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Franco Harris will be featured at the upcoming Big 33 Autograph and Memorabilia Show in March. The nine-time Pro Bowler spent 12 of his 13 years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was inducted into the Pro Hall of Fame in 1990. Harris will be meeting with fans and signing autographs at the show from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on March 23 at the...[Read More]
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