Pittsburgh Steelers Legend Franco Harris Dies Days Before Immaculate Reception Anniversary

Pittsburgh Steelers Legend Franco Harris Dies Days Before Immaculate Reception Anniversary

This weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer will have his number retired.

PITTSBURGH — Franco Harris, the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer, has died at the age of 72 days before his number was due to be retired on Friday, the 50th anniversary of Immaculate Reception. Multiple outlets reported.

Harris was a four time Super Bowl champion and a nine-time Pro Bowler. He was the 13th overall pick of the Steelers in 1972. He was the Steelers’ most prolific rusher and was named Super Bowl MVP.

Steelers were to celebrate the anniversary of Harris’s reception this weekend and then retire Harris’s number during their Week 16 match against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The team has not confirmed the news and the cause of death are not yet known. All Steelers will keep this story updated as more information becomes available.

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