Harris' son Dok instructed The Associated Press his father handed away overnight. No purpose of demise become given

His demise comes  days earlier than the fiftieth anniversary of the play that furnished the jolt that helped remodel the Steelers from also-rans into the NFL's elite and

3 days earlier than Pittsburgh is scheduled to retire his No. 32 throughout a rite at halftime of its sport towards the Las Vegas Raiders

Harris ran for 12,one hundred twenty yards and received 4 Super Bowl earrings with the Pittsburgh Steelers withinside the 1970s, a dynasty that started in earnest

whilst Harris determined to maintain walking throughout a last-2nd heave with the aid of using Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw in a playoff sport towards Oakland in 1972

With Pittsburgh trailing 7-6 and dealing with fourth-and-10 from their very own forty backyard line and 22 seconds closing withinside the fourth quarter

Bradshaw drifted returned and threw deep to walking returned French Fuqua. Fuqua and Oakland shielding returned Jack Tatum collided, sending the ball careening returned

While almost everybody else on the sector stopped, Harris saved his legs churning, snatching the ball simply inches above the Three Rivers Stadium turf close to the Oakland