Franco Harris

Help PIT Airport Mark the 50th Anniversary of Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception”

Football fans making their way through Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) love seeing the statue of former Pittsburgh Steeler fullback Franco Harris posed making the iconic “Immaculate Reception” on December 23, 1972, in a playoff game against the Oakland Raiders.

That game – and the play voted the biggest play in NFL history – was 50 years ago. And when the now-Las Vegas Raiders visit Pittsburgh to play the Steelers this year on December 24 – five decades and a day after that famous catch – the play will be honored during the game’s halftime and the Steelers will retire Franco Harris’ jersey.

To celebrate the play and the milestone, the NFL and PIT Airport are encouraging people to Franco” in front of the airport statue by mimicking the catch and sharing the photos on social media with the #Francoing tag.

Here are PIT’s firefighters “Francoing.”