There was a massive outpouring of support and mourning after it was announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris had died. Here are some of the most touching posts about Harris and his life.
Woke up this morning to the devastating news that my friend Franco Harris passed away during the night. One of the kindest, gentlest men I have ever known. He was a great person & great teammate. Hall of Fame player but so much more than that. A tremendous role model for me! pic.twitter.com/OswJ82x7I1
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) December 21, 2022
The ultimate Steeler. His actions on and off the field are truly inspirational. Rest easy Franco. https://t.co/P57ChaOIuP
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) December 21, 2022
Stephen A. Smith
This is the first football player I ever saw, and that's why I became a Steelers fan!
RIP Franco Harris pic.twitter.com/5uc71JqEcy
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 21, 2022
Ben Roethlisberger says goodbye to Franco Harris. #Steelers #NFL pic.twitter.com/nM1icHsv2P
— Blitz Guy (@BlitzGuyOG) December 21, 2022
Penn State Athletics
We are saddened to hear the sudden loss of one of own. Franco Harris has always embodied what it means to be a Nittany Lion. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends through this time 💙
🔗: https://t.co/54SkP9A8XD pic.twitter.com/lIZETqm5JU
— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) December 21, 2022
Rest In Peace to an absolute legend Franco Harris#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/WSkSiFuTzS
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 21, 2022
Franco Harris was so much more than just one play. He was one of the great backs of his time, or any time, and the heartbeat of the offense of those legendary #Steelers teams. He was also as classy a gentleman as you could ever hope to meet. RIP Franco, thanks for the memories. pic.twitter.com/415S2ZcjFn
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 21, 2022
Today we lost a legend and an incredible human being in Franco Harris. He epitomized what it meant to be a Steeler and a leader in the Pittsburgh community. Franco brought joy to everyone he was around and he will be missed. pic.twitter.com/YmMgwHqzno
— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) December 21, 2022
We have lost an Icon in Franco Harris. He embodied Pgh in his Grace, Humility, & Sense of Pride. He was a Champion on the Field & Ambassador off it. Thank you Franco for setting the standard that we all strive to achieve as a Professional & as a Person. RIP & condolences to Dana. pic.twitter.com/3GtCgOpeOW
— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) December 21, 2022
President Joe Biden
Franco Harris is known for the glory he brought to football. But I knew him for his character and compassion – someone who spent time with my boys after we lost my first wife and infant daughter.
May God bless Franco Harris, a dear friend of 50 years and a great American. pic.twitter.com/YhOYr3a4IM
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 21, 2022
Long live the Legend Franco Harris. Franco is Pittsburgh! I’m honored to have known him. Sending love and prayers to his family and the community 🙏🏽
— James Conner (@JamesConner_) December 21, 2022
I grew up watching Franco Harris, and had the honor of getting to know him years later. He was an extraordinary man on and off the field, and will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and all of Steeler Nation.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 21, 2022
Rest In Peace to a great man who showed so much support for me. He was way more than just a athlete he was a icon and a role model to so many people. pic.twitter.com/tqsbDZptpE
— Najee Harris (@ohthatsNajee22) December 21, 2022