Franco Harris Apr 28, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Hall of Famer Franco Harris speaks during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL world was struck with horrible news on Wednesday with the passing of legendary Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris. His long-time teammate Terry Bradshaw spoke about the sad news on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning Football.

“He was just a good guy,” said Bradshaw of Harris transcribed by Jesse Pantuosco of Audacy. “His success never changed him, and that’s the beauty about him. He was the ultimate team guy. You don’t see that a lot anymore.

“I’ve known him forever. It’s a sad day for sure. He was a very vocal guy on the sidelines, in the huddle. He was just such a good man. I can’t get past that. He was always smiling. Just a humble, giant superstar. I’m just going to miss his friendship.”

While Bradshaw is certainly saddened by the news, he added that he is happy because there will be a “little Steeler gathering” in heaven to welcome the “Italian Stallion”.

“Death is such sorrow, but at the same time, we celebrate death because we know he’s going to a wonderful place in Heaven. He’ll be there with some of our Steelers teammates, and there will be a little Steeler gathering in Heaven today to welcome the Italian Stallion, Franco Harris. Will he be missed? Certainly. But he’ll be talked of forever with love and admiration and a fondness for a great man and a wonderful teammate.”

Bradshaw and Harris were famously able to achieve some great heights during their time together in Pittsburgh. While playing together from 1972-83,  they were able to win four Super Bowl Championships for the Steelers.


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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.