Franco Harris Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Franco Harris was born on 7 March 1950, in Fort Dix, New Jersey USA, of African-American and Italian descent. Franco is a retired professional American Football player, best known for playing in the National Football League (NFL) with the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Franco Harris? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through his success in professional football. He earned a significant amount of money during his time as a player, and has been involved in numerous business ventures after retiring. He’s also made many television appearances, and all of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Franco Harris Net Worth $3 million

Harris matriculated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 1968 and then attended Penn State University, starting his college football career. He played with the Nittany Lions and led the team in scoring in 1970.

Franco joined the 1972 NFL Draft and was selected as the 13th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The pick was controversial as many believed that it was supposed to be his Penn State teammate Lydell Mitchell who was going to be picked. However, Harris proved everyone wrong when he became the Rookie of the Year during his first year with the Steelers, in so doing developing a fan base that consisted largely of the Italian-American population in Pittsburgh. During his 13 year career, Harris became the 12th all-time in the NFL in terms of rushing yards and 10th all-time in rushing touchdowns. He was also part of the Pro Bowl for nine consecutive seasons from 1972 to 1980. He broke records and was able to help the team win four Super Bowls, in 1975, 1976, 1979, and 1980. He was also named as the MVP of Super Bowl IX, becoming the first African-American and Italian-American to be earn that distinction. After 12 years with the Steelers, they refused an request to raise Harris’ pay, so he was released and then he signed to his final year with the Seattle Seahawks, but playing only eight games with them. Since his retirement, the Steelers have never reissued his jersey number 32.

After retiring, Franco and Lydell Mitchell started the Super Bakery Company, which aims to produce nutrition-focused food for children. In 2006, the business was renamed to RSuper Foods and they are responsible for the Super Donut often served in eastern US schools. During this time, they also helped the Parks Sausage Company, and then Franco would go on and appear in commercials for Taco Bell. He also briefly worked with The Meadows Racetrack and Casino and then became the co-owner of the Pittsburgh Passion football team.

For his personal life, Franco is married to Dana Dakmanovich, and they have a son – ‘Dok’ Harris – who ran for mayor of Pittsburgh in 2009. He also had a brother who was a well-known college football player who unfortunately passed away due to a heart attack in 2006.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 7, 1950
Birth place: Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA
Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)
Weight:104 kg
Profession:American football player
Education:Pennsylvania State University, Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Dana Dokmanovich
Children:Franco "Dok" Harris
Parents:Gina Harris, Cad Harris
Siblings:Pete Harris
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Currently owns a bakery and sausage factory in the Pittsburgh area.
2Has one son, Franco Dokmanovich Harris Jr.(born 1979) with longtime girlfriend Dana Dokmanovich. In 2009, "Dok" ran for Mayor of Pittsburgh but finished in second place with 25% of the vote.
3He was inducted into the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Sports. He was the first African American player to be awarded a Super Bowl MVP (Most Valuable Player). He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks.
4Ranks 8th on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (91).
5Ranks 10th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (12,120).
6Ranks 8th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (2,949).
7Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
8Running Back for Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-1983) and Seattle Seahawks (1984).
9Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Leader in Rushing Yards (11,950).


Filmography

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Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monsters1988TV SeriesJoe

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Catching Tambourine
A Football Life2014TV SeriesHimself
365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley2013DocumentaryHimself - Letterman
Mike & Mike2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Guest
NHL on NBC2011TV SeriesHimself - Drop Puck Representative
Help Me, Help You2009Himself
My Tale of Two Cities2008Documentary
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
NBC Sunday Night Football2006TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XL Pre-Game Show2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Past Superbowl MVP
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2 Minute Drill2001TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Grace1996TV SeriesHimself
I Challenge You1985TV MovieHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1973-1984TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback / Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back / Himself - Seattle Seahawks Fullback
The NFL on NBC1973-1983TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback / Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
The NFL on CBS1975-1983TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback / Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fulback
The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid1981TV MovieHimself
Games People Play1981TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XIV1980TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
1979 AFC Championship Game1980TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback
Super Bowl XIII1979TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
1978 AFC Championship Game1979TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1977TV SeriesHimself - Pro Football Player
Super Bowl X1976TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running back
1975 AFC Championship Game1976TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback
Super Bowl1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Bowl IX1975TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
1974 AFC Championship Game1974TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback
Cavalcade of Champions1973TV MovieHimself
The Winners1973TV Series documentary
1972 AFC Championship Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back

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