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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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NFL: Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh beat Cleveland 20-7 Sunday and clung to playoff hopes, but the Steelers were later eliminated when San Diego clinched the final AFC wild-card berth.

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Report: Franco Harris confronts NCAA chief

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Police were called this week when Franco Harris tried to ask NCAA President Mark Emmert about Penn State sanctions, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Penn State rally urges trustees to resign

Penn State rally urges trustees to resign

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Penn State officials declined comment on a pre-game rally Saturday that called for the resignation of the university's trustees.
Scandal cost Penn State $17M, so far

Scandal cost Penn State $17M, so far

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Penn State University says the Jerry Sandusky sexual-assault scandal had cost the school almost $17 million by the end of June.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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Ravenstahl wins Pittsburgh mayor primary

PITTSBURGH, May 20 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has won the Democratic Party mayoral primary, election returns indicated, giving him an inside track to gain a full term.
Obama: Not wrong to oppose surge

Obama: Not wrong to oppose surge

YORK, Pa., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview with Fox News Channel the surge in Iraq has been a success.

NFL: St. Louis 24, Jacksonville 21

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Steven Jackson ran for a career-high 179 yards Sunday to help the St. Louis Rams beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-21.

NFL: New York Jets 22, San Francisco 14

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Curtis Martin gained 111 yards and scored twice Sunday in rallying the New York Jets from a 14-point deficit to a 22-14 win over San Francisco.

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Super Bowl XXXVII -- Top Performances

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Super Bowl XXXVII -- Records

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Franco Harris
SLP2000060309-03 JUNE 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris, claps during ceremonies for the Faces of America quest, at the foot of the Gatewway Arch, June 3. Harris rode his bike some of the way as others- some starting in Boston and the other half beginning in San Francisco- rode bikes, wheelchairs and inlines skates, for 22 days to promote the capabilities of those with disabilities. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) 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 Baltimore Colts in the draft.) He played his first 12 years in the 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.

Harris was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey. His father is an African-American man who served in World War II; his mother was a "war bride" from Italy. Harris went to Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, and then attended Penn State University. While playing for the Penn State Nittany Lions, Harris served primarily as a blocker for the Nittany Lions' All-American running back Lydell Mitchell.

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