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As the play gets underway, Franco stays in to “block” on the play.With no one to block, Franco turns to see two Raiders bearing down on Quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
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Instinct takes over and Franco released to become a receiver. The “Collision” between Tatum and Fuqua. Physics experts confirm that the trajectory of the ball resulted from it hitting Tatum, who had forward momentum.
The play was the beginning of the end of a futile period in Pittsburgh, as the Steelers went on to win four Super Bowls in six years through the ‘70s. Though they lost their next game against the Miami Dolphins, the play is regarded as one of the greatest in NFL history.
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Ball leaves the frame and then Franco re-enters the frame carrying the football (below). The Steelers were losing in the waning moments of their 1972 AFC Divisional playoff game against the Raiders, facing a 4th-and-10.
Quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass, which was deflected by an Oakland defender. Game over? Hardly. Running back Franco Harris caught the deflection and ran it in for a touchdown, giving the Steelers watch full video👇