Franco Harris Biography and Family Members
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Franco Harris is a former American football player who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers(1972 to 1983)and the Seattle Seahawks(1984). He played as a running back and is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. 

Franco Harris Biography and Family Members
Franco Harris Biography and Family Members

Harris is best known for his time with the Steelers, where he played from 1972 to 1983. He was a key member of the Steelers’ dynasty of the 1970s, which won four Super Bowl championships. Harris was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. After his playing career, Harris became involved in various business ventures and remains active in the Pittsburgh community.


former American football player


running back

NFL debut

 1972 – Pittsburgh Steelers 


1984 (Seattle Seahawks)
1972- 1983 (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1969 (Penn State Nittany Lions football)

Jersey NO

32 (Pittsburgh Steelers / Running back)
32 (Seattle Seahawks / Running back)

Franco Harris Personal Information

Harris was born on March 7, 1950 in Fort Dix, New Jersey,USA. He did his High Schooling From Rancocas Valley Regional High School  in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. He played college football for Penn State Nittany Lions team at Penn State University and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft. He was 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall . He is  a Part of one of the most famous plays in the history of American football ” ‘Immaculate Reception “ . He Holds American citizenship .His Zodiac Sign was Pisces and Franco Harris practices Christianity as religion .

Franco Harris Parents and Siblings 

Franco Harris father’s name is Cad Harris, who is a black soldier, served in World War II and was stationed in Italy during the World War II. His mother’s Name is  Gina Parenti Harris, who was a Italian native . when his father is serving in Italy then he first time met with Gina, Later they married in 1945 and Gina moved with her husband Cad Harris ,when he returned to the United States after the end of the war. 

Franco Harris with his father, Cad, and mother, Gina
Franco Harris with his father, Cad, and mother, Gina

Franco Harris Siblings

He have Three brothers and five sisters

  1. Sister – Daniela Miller of Mount Holly
  2. Brother – Mario Harris of Cincinatti, OH
  3. Sister- Marisa Lattimore of Fort Washington, PA, 
  4. Sister- Alvara Harris of Mount Holly, 
  5. Sister – Luana Scott of Denver, CO, 
  6. Brother – Piero Harris (1957–2006)
  7. Brother – Guiseppe Harris of Mount Holly and 
  8. Sister – Kelly Harris of Cliffside Park, NJ. 


Who was Cad Harris, Father of Franco Harris
Who was Cad Harris, Father of Franco Harris

Franco Harris younger brother  is  Pete HarrisPete Harris was an American football player. Pete Harris was born on April 7, 1957 in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He also played high school football at the Rancocas Valley Regional High School. In 1978, also played football for Penn State UniversityPete Harris died of a heart attack on August 15, 2006, at age 49.

Franco Harris Marital Life 

Franco Harris Wife name is Dana Dokmanovich with whom he has a son Franco “Dok” Harris .

Franco Harris with Wife Dana Dokmanovich
Franco Harris with Wife Dana Dokmanovich

Family members

Father’s Name

Cad Harris

Mother’s name 

Gina Parenti Harris


9 siblings
younger brother –  Pete Harris

Marital Status



Dana Dokmanovich


One son

Children’s Name

Franco “Dok” Harris

Franco Harris son Franco "Dok" Harris
Franco Harris son Franco “Dok” Harris

Franco Harris Death

Harris died on December 20, 2022, three days before the 50th anniversary of the “Immaculate Reception”, at the age of 72.According to comments from his son who gave no cause of death.

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