Franco Harris marveled at the flawless reception hours before he died

The NFL lost an icon this week when Steelers great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris died at the age of 72.

Just hours before his death, Harris had a chance to reflect on his storied Immaculate Reception ahead of the play’s 50th anniversary in one of his final interviews. In arguably the most famous play in NFL history, the legendary running back caught a deflected fourth-place pass just before it hit the ground and ran for a game-winning 60-yard touchdown to put the Raiders in a playoff game of the beat AFC Division on December 23, 1972.

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