Former NFL player Franco Harris passes at the age of 72. 

Franco Harris, a former NFL player, passed away on December 20, 2022.

Harris was known for the "Immaculate Reception," a good play in the 1972 playoff game between the Steelers and Raiders.

The pass, thrown by Terry Bradshaw, was intended for John Fuqua but caromed off a defender, and Harris could catch it inches from the turf and take it for a game-winning touchdown.

The play gave Pittsburgh its first postseason victory in franchise history and launched the team on a run of dominance.

Bradshaw and Harris were teammates, and Bradshaw referred to Harris as a "good guy" who was not changed by his success.

The Steelers planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Immaculate Reception" this weekend when they host the Raiders.

The Steelers are also retiring Harris' jersey number, a rare honor as they have only retired two numbers in their history before this weekend.

The celebration will continue and also serve as a tribute to Harris' life and career.

Bradshaw and Harris recently shot a commercial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Immaculate Reception."