The Pittsburgh Steelers are an American football team headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers are a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division of the National Football League (NFL). The Steelers, who were founded in 1933, are the NFL’s seventh-oldest club and the AFC’s oldest.
All-Time Leading Rusher
Franco Harris has 11,950 yards rushing in his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Franco Harris on born March 7, 1950 is an American retired professional footballer who played fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL).
He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft, as the 13th overall pick, after playing college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions. He spent his first 12 years in the NFL with the Steelers before joining the Seahawks for his 13th and final season. In 1990, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He made the following outstanding records.
1969: 643 yards on 115 carries and 10 touchdowns. 189 yards on 12 catches.
1970: 675 yards on 142 carries and 8 touchdowns. 6 receptions for 66 yards
1971: 684 yards on 123 carries and 6 touchdowns. 97 yards and a touchdown on ten catches.
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, a group aiming at removing members of Penn State’s board of trustees, is a group Harris is affiliated with and funds.