Franco Harris was chosen in the first round of the 1972 NFL draft the by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played his first 12 years in the NFL with the Steelers; his 13th and final year (1984) was spent with the Seattle Seahawks. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990
In his first season with the Steelers, Mr. Harris was named the league’s Rookie of the Year by both The Sporting News and UPI International. He was chosen for nine consecutive Pro Bowls (from 1972 through 1980), and was All-Pro in 1977. During His tenure as a Steeler, the team won Super Bowls in the 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979 seasons. In 1975 he was MVP of Super Bowl IV; in that game he rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries.
After Mr. Harris retired from the NFL, he decided to put his Penn State University business and food services degree to use. He founded Super Bakery, later re-named RSuper Foods to make healthy “junk” food for schools and hospitals.