CLEVELAND — Thus far, the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland has been a cause of celebration.
There was, however, one notable exception on Friday night.
As Roger Goodell took the stage outside of FirstEnergy Stadium to kickoff Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft, which will consist of the event's second and third rounds, he was joined by a group of Hall of Fame players. And while most of the legends on the stage were cheered by those in attendance as they were introduced, that wasn't the case for Pittsburgh Steelers great Franco Harris, who booed by the predominantly pro-Cleveland crowd.
A nine-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time Super Bowl champion, Harris spent 12 seasons playing for Pittsburgh, rushing for 11,950 yards and 91 touchdowns in 165 regular-season games and 1,556 yards and 16 touchdowns in 19 postseason appearances. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, the Super Bowl IX MVP is best known for being on the receiving end of the "Immaculate Reception," in which he improbably caught a deflected pass from Terry Bradshaw and proceeded to score the game-winning touchdown in an AFC divisional round victory over the Oakland Raiders in 1972.
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