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Steelers to Unveil New Jersey Exhibit for Franco Harris



Steelers RB Franco Harris

The Steelers will unveil a new jersey exhibit for the late great running back Franco Harris prior to Saturday’s game, the team announced on Wednesday.

The ceremony will take place in the FedEx Great Hall in a special ceremony at 5 p.m., prior to the team’s kickoff against the Buffalo Bills at 6:30 p.m. Fans can arrive at the game early and enter through the Ticketmaster B Gate, which will take them to where the ceremony is being hosted.

Dan and Dok Harris, the wife and son of Franco Harris, will be made honorary captains for the game. This event will coincide with a number of things, including postgame fireworks and other celebrations for the first home game of the season for the Steelers.

Harris’ jersey will go into the Great Hall, where many greats have their jerseys displayed. The Hall of Fame running back was among those, but now, he will have a new, refurbished jersey exhibit to capture his life and career.

Harris passed away in December, two days before the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception and three days before his number was retired by the Steelers. He was 72. Harris is most famous for the Immaculate Reception in 1972, which is considered to be the greatest play in NFL history. Harris caught a deflected pass inches from the ground and ran for a 60-yard touchdown with five seconds left in a playoff game to defeat the Oakland Raiders. It was the Steelers’ first playoff victory in their 40-year history. It also kicked off the Super Steelers era, as Pittsburgh won four Super Bowls in six seasons from 1974-1979.

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