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Full Name: Franco Harris Primary Position: FB/RB
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/227 College: Pennsylvania State University
Birthdate: March 7, 1950 High School: Rancocas Valley (Mount Holly, NJ)
Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Jersey
Pro Experience: 13 years
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Biography

Franco Harris (Franco Harris) was born on March 7, 1950 in Fort Dix, New Jersey. After going to high school at Rancocas Valley (Mount Holly, NJ), Harris attended Pennsylvania State University. Harris made his professional debut in the NFL in 1972 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks over the course of his 13 year career.

Most people believe that 1979 was Franco Harris's best year, as he ran for 1186 yards, ran in 11 TDs and hauled in 36 receptions.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
1972 PIT NFL 14 188 1055 5.6 10 75t
1973 PIT NFL 12 188 698 3.7 3 35
1974 PIT NFL 12 208 1006 4.8 5 54
1975 PIT NFL 14 262 1246 4.8 10 36
1976 PIT NFL 14 289 1128 3.9 14 30
1977 PIT NFL 14 300 1162 3.9 11 61t
1978 PIT NFL 16 310 1082 3.5 8 37
1979 PIT NFL 15 267 1186 4.4 11 71t
1980 PIT NFL 13 208 789 3.8 4 26
1981 PIT NFL 16 242 987 4.1 8 50
1982 PIT NFL 9 140 604 4.3 2 21
1983 PIT NFL 16 279 1007 3.6 5 19
1984 SEA NFL 8 68 170 2.5 0 16
13 year NFL career 173 2949 12120 4.1 91 0

Receiving Stats

year team league games REC YDS AVG TD LNG
1972 PIT NFL 14 21 180 8.6 1 29
1973 PIT NFL 12 10 69 6.9 0 19
1974 PIT NFL 12 23 200 8.7 1 31t
1975 PIT NFL 14 28 214 7.6 1 44t
1976 PIT NFL 14 23 151 6.6 0 39
1977 PIT NFL 14 11 62 5.6 0 15
1978 PIT NFL 16 22 144 6.5 0 15
1979 PIT NFL 15 36 291 8.1 1 21
1980 PIT NFL 13 30 196 6.5 2 31
1981 PIT NFL 16 37 250 6.8 1 26
1982 PIT NFL 9 31 249 8 0 20
1983 PIT NFL 16 34 278 8.2 2 29t
1984 SEA NFL 8 1 3 3 0 3
13 year NFL career 173 307 2287 7.4 9 0

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1972 PIT NFL 14 7 1 0 -5 0
1973 PIT NFL 12 8 2 0 0 0
1974 PIT NFL 12 9 2 0 0 0
1975 PIT NFL 14 9 3 0 0 0
1976 PIT NFL 14 8 2 0 0 0
1977 PIT NFL 14 10 0 0 0 0
1978 PIT NFL 16 4 1 0 0 0
1979 PIT NFL 15 11 0 0 0 0
1980 PIT NFL 13 7 4 0 0 0
1981 PIT NFL 16 6 0 0 0 0
1982 PIT NFL 9 1 0 0 -13 0
1983 PIT NFL 16 10 0 0 0 0
1984 SEA NFL 8 0 0 0 0 0
13 year NFL career 173 90 15 0 -18 0

Kick Return Stats

year team league games RET YDS AVG LNG TD
1972 PIT NFL 14 8 183 22.9 32 0
1973 PIT NFL 12 1 23 23 23 0
1974 PIT NFL 12 0 0 0 0 0
1975 PIT NFL 14 1 27 27 27 0
1976 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0 0 0
1977 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0 0 0
1978 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
1979 PIT NFL 15 0 0 0 0 0
1980 PIT NFL 13 0 0 0 0 0
1981 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
1982 PIT NFL 9 0 0 0 0 0
1983 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
1984 SEA NFL 8 0 0 0 0 0
13 year NFL career 173 10 233 23.3 0 0

Passing Stats

year team league games ATT CMP PCT YDS YPA TD INT SKD SKY RAT
1972 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 PIT NFL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 PIT NFL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 PIT NFL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
1979 PIT NFL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 PIT NFL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 PIT NFL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 SEA NFL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 year NFL career 173 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6

Trivia

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Awards

  • Won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1972
  • Won the UPI AFL-AFC Rookie of the Year in 1972
  • Won the Super Bowl MVP in 1974

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