The family of Franco Harris issued a statement on Thursday regarding the death of the late soccer great.
“We are truly heartbroken. The reality of losing such a magnificent individual has yet to set in. We have shared Franco with so many people throughout our lives and in many ways. Beyond his incredible career with the NFL, Franco represents the best of humanity: kindness, charity, decency and humility. He led by example on and off the field with the goal of making this a better world for all of us. We know that he has touched many of you and we cry with you. We will remain steadfast in living and achieving the world he wanted to build,” he reads.
Harris died just days before the 50th anniversary. of the Immaculate Reception, the infamous play he made in his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.