The Steelers players paid their respects to the late Harris before the game
The Pittsburgh Steelworker had a great way to pay tribute to Franco Harris before Saturday’s game.
Several Pittsburgh players attended the game against the Las Vegas Raiders wearing Harris’ number 32 jerseys. Steelers Harris icon passed away at the age of 72 earlier this week.
Here is a video of their tribute.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin also appeared in Harris’s number 32 jersey.
Hall of Famer Harris was a nine-time professional bowler with the Steelers and helped them to four Super Bowl victories (including the MVP title in Super Bowl IX).
He is also fondly remembered for his “Immaculate Reception” game against Oakland in 1972, one of the greatest games in NFL history.
Harris’ death came as a surprise as he was scheduled to attend Saturday’s match for his shirt retirement ceremony (which has been set, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the “Welcome Ceremony”. infected”).
Although the ceremony is still going on, the whole day will now be more emotional as the Steelers celebrate Harris’s life.