The Pittsburgh Steelers had an superior approach of paying tribute to Franco Harris earlier than Saturday’s recreation.
Several of Pittsburgh’s gamers arrived for his or her recreation towards the Las Vegas Raiders carrying Harris’ No. 32 jersey. The Steelers icon Harris died at age 72 earlier this week.
Here is a video of their tribute.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin additionally confirmed up in a No. 32 Harris jersey.
The Hall of Famer Harris was a nine-time Pro Bowler with the Steelers and helped make them 4 Super Bowl victories (together with as MVP in Super Bowl IX).
He can also be fondly remembered for his “Immaculate Reception” towards Oakland in 1972, one of many biggest performs in NFL historical past.
Harris’ demise was sudden 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”).
Though the ceremony remains to be taking place, the entire day will now be considerably extra emotional because the Steelers have fun Harris’ life.