Harris, Franco

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Name
Harris, Franco Gender: M
born on 7 March 1950 at 03:50 (= 03:50 AM )
Place Fort Dix, New Jersey, 40n02, 74w37
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°13' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°17 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 21°03'



Franco Harris
photo: Cliff, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American pro football player with the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the best running backs ever to play in the NFL. He scored the most famous touchdown in football history at the 1972 Superbowl playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders. Named Most Valuable Player in 1972, his stellar career landed him a place in the Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

Harris was the third of nine children born to Cadillac and Gina Harris. "Cad" was a black army medic stationed in Lucca, Italy during World War II where he fell in love and married a local woman who, along with other inhabitants, revered American soldiers of all creeds, colors, shapes and sizes. "So many of us were helped by Americans. They gave us food, they helped us to live," she said. If her interracial marriage presented problems

once the couple arrived in America when the war ended, Gina Harris was completely unaware of them. "Nobody ever saw me. Nine children - who ever went out of the house?"

Settling in Mount Holly NJ, Cad, now retired from the army, supervised the food service at nearby Fort Dix army hospital.

Harris was a high school all-American in Mount Holly. In his senior year, he was recruited by Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with a degree in hotel and food service. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1972, he proved himself invaluable by

the end of that year. He made his first headlines breaking an NFL record that was established the previous year by Larry Csonka, by rushing 34 times for 158 yards and, secondly, by making what became known as the "Immaculate Reception," leading to the

most famous touchdown in football history. In the 1972 Superbowl playoff game between Pittsburgh and the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh was losing with a few seconds remaining. A pass bounced off two other players into Harris’ hands, who ran the length of the field for the winning score. Voted the Most Valuable Player, Harris went on to play on four Superbowl winning teams.

After retiring from pro football, Harris put his college degree to use and purchased Parks Sausages in 1996, saving it from bankruptcy. He is also the owner of The Super Bakery,

the top supplier of baked goods served in high schools across America.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1972 (League MVP)
  • Work : New Career 1972 (Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Work : Gain social status 1972 (Miracle catch during Superbowl)
  • Work : Prize 1990 (Inducted into Football Hall of Fame)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1996 (Purchased Parks Sausages)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Eleven)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of nine)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Football team)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Parks Sausages, The Super Bakery)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Cater/ Supplier (Baked goods and sausage supplier)
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (Pro, running back)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Football Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Four Superbowl wins)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (League MVP, several records)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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