Pittsburgh Steelers Football Helmet, worn by Franco Harris

Description (Brief)
Pittsburgh Steelers Helmet, worn by running back Franco Harris (b. 1950) in Super Bowl XIV., held in Pasadena, California on January 20, 1980. The Steelers won the game, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 31-19. Harris ran for 46 yards and two touchdowns, and caught 3 passes for 66 yards.
Harris was a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972 to 1983, finishing his career with one season with the Seattle Seahawks in 1984. Finishing his career with 91 rushing touchdowns, he won four Super Bowls with Pittsburgh: IX; X; XIII and XIV. He is best remembered for his "Immaculate Reception," a controversial catch that gave the Steelers their first ever playoff win in 1972.
Currently not on view
Object Name
football helmet
helmet, football
date made
Harris, Franco
associated institution
Pittsburgh Steelers
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 14 1/2 in x 12 in; 36.83 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Sports & Leisure
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
From the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team through Daniel M. Rooney, President

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