In Franco Harris, the Steelers found a hero … and a Way


              A fan takes a photo of the flowers and Terrible Towels placed at the Immaculate Reception memorial outside Acrisure Stadium on the Northside of Pittsburgh in memory of Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. Franco Harris has died. He was 72. Harris' son, Dok, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his father died overnight. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              A 32, the jersey number of Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris, hangs on Acrisure Stadium on the Northside of Pittsburgh in memory of the four-time Super Bowl champion Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. Franco Harris has died. He was 72. Harris' son, Dok, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his father died overnight. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              A 32, the jersey number of Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris, hangs on Acrisure Stadium on the Northside of Pittsburgh in memory of the four-time Super Bowl champion who passed away on Dec. 21, 2022, at the age of 72 Harris' son Dok has told the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              Three-year-old Steven Wooten, of Atlanta, looks at a statue depicting the "Immaculate Reception" by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris, at Pittsburgh International Airport, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, near Pittsburgh. Steven's mother, Ryah Gadson-Wooten, was taking photos of her son with the image of Harris in the background. Harris died Wednesday at the age of 72, Harris' son, Dok, told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              Flowers and Terrible Towels are placed at Immaculate Reception memorial outside Acrisure Stadium on the Northside of Pittsburgh in memory of Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris. The four-time Super Bowl champion passed away Dec. 21, 2022 at the age of 72 Harris' son Dok has told the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE - Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs against the Seattle Seahawks in first period action Sunday, Sept. 10, 1978, in Pittsburgh. Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. He was 72. (AP Photo/RCG)
            
              FILE - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris, named as offensive rookie of the year by The Associated Press, is pictured before a collage of posters in the team offices in Pittsburgh, Jan. 2, 1973. Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. He was 72. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)
            
              FILE - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris is shown in 1973. Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. He was 72. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)
            
              FILE - Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football player Franco Harris arrives for a private ceremony Friday, Sept 16, 2016, in State College, Pa. Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. He was 72. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Hall of Fame running back, Pittsburgh Steelers' Franco Harris stands on the spot of the "Immaculate Reception" after a marker commemorating the 40th anniversary of the play was unveiled where Three Rivers Stadium once stood on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. He was 72.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE - Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris stands next a statute of himself on Sept. 12, 2019, at Pittsburgh International Airport near Pittsburgh. Harris died on Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2022, at age 72, just two days before the 50th anniversary of The Immaculate Reception. (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
In Franco Harris, the Steelers found a hero … and a Way