Steelers legend Franco Harris did radio interview merely hours sooner than lack of life
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL group proceed to mourn the dearth of legend Franco Harris. The Hall of Famer died this week on the age of 72.
Merely hours sooner than his lack of life, Harris did a radio interview Tuesday with Chris “Mad Canine” Russo on his current, “Mad Canine Unleashed,” on SiriusXM. It was Harris’ closing acknowledged interview.
Harris joined Russo’s program to debate his well-known “Immaculate Reception,” which occurred 50 years prior to now Friday.
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“Doing good, unimaginable,” Harris replied when Russo requested him how he was feeling. “And as you said, 50 years prior to now, and it feels mannequin new.”
WTAE first reported the beautiful details about Harris’ lack of life. His cause for lack of life was not immediately acknowledged.
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The Steelers had been set to retire Harris’ No. 32 this Sunday at Acrisure Stadium and rejoice the fiftieth anniversary of his catch, which acquired right here in opposition to the Oakland Raiders throughout the 1972 AFC divisional playoffs all through his rookie season.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talked about Harris’ catch Tuesday when he addressed reporters.
“I was in Half 135 that day. I was eight months outdated. I really feel it’s humorous. Surprisingly, I’ve perhaps met 75,000 individuals who had been there that day,” Tomlin said. “It’s merely a sort of beautiful points throughout the historic previous of our sport.
“It’s humbling to be in shut proximity to it, to work for this group, to know its impression on this group, the occupation it spawned in Franco [Harris]a gold-jacket occupation, what it did for them that season by means of altering the trajectory of that season, what it’s achieved for this franchise …
“There are quite a few points that make it the play that it is and primarily probably the most very important play throughout the historic previous of our sport. It’s merely an honor to be in proximity to it. To know the particular person involved, to call Pittsburgh home, and so it’s superior to be a part of and to witness. Nonetheless, on the similar time, we understand that now we have enterprise, now we have acquired present-day enterprise, and the best means we’re in a position to honor him and that is by performing. We ‘re going to work terribly onerous to rearrange ourselves most important as a lot because it.”
Harris immediately made an impression for Pittsburgh when he was drafted out of Penn State in 1972. He was the Offensive Rookie of the 12 months after dashing for 1.055 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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The “Immaculate Reception” acquired right here with the Steelers trailing the Raiders, 7-6, and coping with a 4th-and-10 situation on their very personal 44-yard line with 22 seconds remaining throughout the sport. Quarterback Terry Bradshaw was seeking John “Frenchy” Fuqua when he threw the ball deep downfield, nevertheless Harris was working within the similar course when the ball someway popped off Fuqua and landed in Harris’ fingers.
Harris sprinted down the left sideline, and the rest is historic previous. It was the first playoff sport the Steelers had ever gained.
In 2020, the play was celebrated as the most effective throughout the NFL’s 100-year historic previous.
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Harris rushed for 12,120 yards in his occupation and gained 4 Super Bowl titles with the Steelers all through the Seventies.