The Pittsburgh Steelers had an superior means of paying tribute to Franco Harris earlier than Saturday’s recreation.
A number of of Pittsburgh’s gamers arrived for his or her recreation in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders sporting Harris’ No. 32 jersey. The Steelers icon Harris died at age 72 earlier this week.
Here’s a video of their tribute.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin additionally confirmed up in a No. 32 Harris jersey.
The Corridor of Famer Harris was a nine-time Professional Bowler with the Steelers and helped make them 4 Tremendous Bowl victories (together with as MVP in Tremendous Bowl IX).
He’s additionally fondly remembered for his “Immaculate Reception” in opposition to Oakland in 1972, one of many biggest performs in NFL historical past.
Harris’ dying was surprising as he was scheduled to attend Saturday’s recreation for his jersey retirement ceremony (which had already been set, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the “Immaculate Reception”).
Although the ceremony continues to be taking place, the entire day will now be considerably extra emotional because the Steelers have fun Harris’ life.
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