Facts about Franco Harris
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Salary||Over $100 thousand annually|
|Income Source||Former football running back|
|Birthday||March 7, 1950|
|Residence||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Parents||Cad Harris (Father) and Gina Harris (Mother)|
|Education (High School and College)||Rancocas Valley Regional High School and Penn State University|
|Kids||Franco ‘Dok’ Harris|
|Siblings||Pete Harris (Brother), Luana Harris-Scott (Sister), Alvara Harris (Sister), Marisa Lattimore (Sister), Mario Harris (Brother), Daniela Miller (Sister) and Guiseppe Harris (Brother)|
|Height||6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m)|
|Weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|Hometown||Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States|
Franco Harris Biography and Early Life
Franco Harris is a former American football running back. He was born on March 7, 1950 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States and he was raised there. He was born to his parents named Cad Harris (Father) and Gina Harris (Mother). He grew up with seven siblings named Pete Harris (Brother), Luana Harris-Scott (Sister), Alvara Harris (Sister), Marisa Lattimore (Sister), Mario Harris (Brother), Daniela Miller (Sister) and Guiseppe Harris (Brother).
Franco Harris Net Worth
Franco Harris net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He earns over $100 thousand as salary annually. His net worth and salary amassed due to the success in his career as a football running back.
Franco Harris Career
Franco Harris played for Penn State University’s Nittany Lions, where he served as a blocker for the All-American running back Lydell Mitchell. In 1972, he began to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he was chosen in nine consecutive Pro Bowls from 1972 till 1980. He made record as the first African-American as well as the first Italian-American to be named Super Bowl MVP and he achieved this feat in 1975. In 1984, he was released by the Steelers and he then signed with the Seattle Seahawks, playing just eight games with them. In 1999, Harris was ranked number 83 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 greatest football players.
In 2008, Harris attended the Democratic National Convention, in Denver, Colorado and he voted for Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential elections. In January of 2011, he became the co-owner of the Pittsburgh Passion. In 2011, he worked with The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. In 2006, he was honoured by The Heinz History Centre, they installed a life-size figure of Harris in the grand concourse of Pittsburgh International Airport. In 2011, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Franco Harris Wife
Franco Harris is married to his wife named Dana Dokmanovich.
Franco Harris Religion
Franco Harris practices Christianity as religion.
Franco Harris Residence
Franco Harris resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Franco Harris Parents
Franco Harris was born to his parents named Cad Harris (Father) and Gina Harris (Mother).
Franco Harris Education (High School and College)
Franco Harris studied at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, he graduated in 1968. He also studied at Penn State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.
Franco Harris Kids
Franco Harris has a son named Franco ‘Dok’ Harris. In 2009, his son contested for the position of Mayor of the city of Pittsburgh, but he finished second place with 25% of votes. He has no daughter.
Franco Harris Siblings
Franco Harris grew up with seven siblings named Pete Harris (Brother), Luana Harris-Scott (Sister), Alvara Harris (Sister), Marisa Lattimore (Sister), Mario Harris (Brother), Daniela Miller (Sister) and Guiseppe Harris (Brother).
Franco Harris Height and Weight
Franco Harris stands at a height of 6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m). He weighs 230 lb (104 kg).
Franco Harris Nationality and Ethnicity
Franco Harris is of American nationality. He is of African-American ethnicity.
Franco Harris Hometown
Franco Harris hometown is Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States.
Social Media Presence
Harris has over 200 thousand Twitter followers, over 100 thousand Facebook followers and he is also active on other social media networks.
Controversies, rumours and legal issues
In 2011, Harris was suspended after he supported Joe Paterno’s comments during the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.