Franco Harris
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"Franco Harris" is a former American football player. He played his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.

In the 1972 NFL Draft he was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round, the 13th selection overall. His selection by the team was considered controversial at the time, as many thought the team would select his Penn State teammate, Lydell Mitchell. (Mitchell was later selected by the Indianapolis Colts/Baltimore Colts in the draft.) He played his first 12 years in the National Football League/NFL with the Steelers; his 13th and final year (1984) was spent with the Seattle Seahawks. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011.

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After 12 years, the old butterflies came back. Well, I guess at my age you call them moths.

I like the product that I see. I think that this is something that can really take off in Pittsburgh. I have always wanted a pro team to come to this city. I'm a big fan.

I don't even think about that now. I'm still black and gold.

We've always been very close. But right now I feel there needs to be a change in the direction from where our national administration has taken us and where the Republicans in state government want to take us.

I had 12 great years in Pittsburgh, and that one doesn't matter. During my time with Seattle, they were great people, great teammates and I liked the town, the town was good to me. It just wasn't for me.

There's probably going to be about $100 million spent to buy the property ... for all the roads and everything that goes into that. Guess who has to pay for that? It's going to be us, the taxpayers. We're going to pay that money.