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Franco Harris was one of the first athletes honored by Mt. Holly Pro Day.
Born on March 7, 1950 in New Jersey, Franco attended Rancocas Valley High School (RVRHS) in Mt. Holly where he was a star running back for Coach Bill Gordon. His talent earned him an athletic scholarship to Penn State where he played for legendary Coach Joe Paterno.
Harris was a 1st round draft pick (13th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1972, uniform #32. His selection by the team was considered controversial at the time, as many thought the team would select his Penn State teammate, Lydell Mitchell.
Franco provided big-back power to the Steelers offense. He had his own cheering section, Franco's Italian Army, and is immortalized in NFL film for his Immaculate Reception. The Heinz History Center, home of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, installed a life-size statue of Harris recreating this incredible catch in the grand concourse of Pittsburgh International Airport.
Franco's NFL awards and achievements include...
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Today, Franco is a successful business man, owner of Super Bakery, Inc. and Parks Sausage Company.
He has always been very active in supporting Mt. Holly youth programs and Mt. Holly Pro Day.
2015, Bill Gordon Mt. Holly Pro Day