Mike Tomlin pays tribute to Franco Harris after Steelers beat Raiders

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The Steelers and the NFL had already planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception on Saturday night, but last night’s game ended when Steelers legend Franco Harris passed away just days earlier. It has a special meaning Steelers manager Mike Tomlin said after the game that this game has a special meaning.

Tomlin, who wore Harris’ number 32 jersey, said he and his players realize how lucky they are to play for the franchise Harris built.

“Tonight we had a chance to be part of Steeler history,” said Tomlin. “We don’t take it lightly. We get to enjoy the fruits of their labor every day, the standards of expectations here in Pittsburgh when it comes to our relationship with our fanbase, and we stand before him, his teammates, and us. We wanted to pay tribute to all the men who made black and gold.”

It wasn’t a great season for the Steelers, but their come-from-behind victory on the big night was something Steelers fans will always cherish and make Harris proud of.

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