Franco Harris: 17 Seconds (and a lot more) in 17 Images


Franco Harris is best remembered for a play that unfolded over 17 seconds on a chilly Saturday afternoon in Three Rivers Stadium. At 3:29 p.m. on December 23, 1972, Harris scooped up the football that had just ricocheted off the Raiders Jack Tatum and scored the winning touchdown in the Steelers first ever divisional playoff victory. Known since that day as the Immaculate Reception, the legend of the play and its impact have only grown in the ensuing 50 years. Voted the greatest play in football history during the National Football League’s (NFL) 100th anniversary, it has become a defining moment in Pittsburgh’s sports history.

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