PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — PNC Bank threw a party for Franco Harris to celebrate a big accomplishment.
Harris’ scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland – forever known as the “Immaculate Reception” – was voted the greatest play in NFL history.READ MORE: Volunteers Sought For Days Of Service In Honor Of Tree Of Life Victims
On Tuesday night, fans got the chance to meet Harris and celebrate the honor.READ MORE: 'Sounded Like A Freight Train': Washington County Residents Say Storm Lasted Just Minutes, But Cleanup Will Go On For Days
A nationwide panel of 68 media members chose the Immaculate Reception as the top play with 3,270 points and 39 first-place votes.
Pittsburgh kicked the extra point for a 13-7 lead with 5 seconds remaining and won a playoff game for the first time in franchise history.MORE NEWS: Free Dental Clinic Expects Large Turnout At David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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