President Joe Biden is expressing his condolences on the passing of Franco Harris, a former professional football player known for his skills on the field and contributions to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The president has known Harris for 50 years and has spoken about Harris’ character and compassion.
The president also shared a personal story about how Harris and other members of the Steelers team visited and supported him and his family after a tragic car accident that killed his wife and infant daughter and injured his two young sons.
The president emphasizes the importance of showing compassion and supporting each other, especially during difficult times.
He also notes that Harris will be remembered not only for his athletic achievements but also for the kind actions he took to help others.
Things To Know About Franco Harris
Franco Harris was a professional football player who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972 to 1983 and the Seattle Seahawks in 1984.
He was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time Super Bowl champion.
Harris is best known for his “Immaculate Reception,” a miraculous catch he made in a 1972 playoff game against the Oakland Raiders that helped the Steelers win their first division title.
The catch is considered one of the greatest plays in NFL history.
Harris was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
He also played college football at Penn State University and was a member of the school’s undefeated national championship team in 1972.
After his playing career, Harris remained involved in football as a coach and executive.