Reporting Larry Richert
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) - It’s hard to believe that it has been 40 years since Franco Harris made the Immaculate Reception, a play that is considered to be the greatest play in NFL history.
Now, as part of the 40th anniversary, there will be a statue erected on the exact site of the play on the North Shore, along with a celebration occurring on the exact date of the anniversary.
Franco recalls that right before the play, he was prepping himself for what he expected to be the final play of the season. As the play happened, he saw quarterback Terry Bradshaw scrambling with the ball.
“He threw the ball down the field, there was a big collision, and I don’t know what happened after that. It was all a blur until I was running down the sidelines and I kept saying to myself ‘Get it in the endzone.’”
KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert talks to Franco about the Immaculate Reception’s 40th anniversary and the big celebration planned for Sunday.