Franco Harris dead at 72: Steelers star dies just days before 50th anniversary of Immaculate Conception

Legendary Steelers running back Franco Harris has died at the age of 72.

Harris was a four-time Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowler during his time in the NFL.

Franco Harris has died at the age of 72

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Franco Harris has died at the age of 72Photo credit: Getty Images – Getty

Pittsburgh drafted the 6ft 2 Star as the 13th overall pick in the 1972 draft.

Harris spent more than a decade with the Steelers and amassed more than 11,000 rushing yards.

He also spent a single season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 1984.

Harris was best known for “Immaculate Reception,” arguably the greatest game of professional football in NFL history.

The news of his death was confirmed by KDKAis Lindsay Ward.

She wrote, “We have just confirmed with the Harris family that legendary Steelers running back Franco Harris has passed away.”

His cause of death is currently unconfirmed.

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