Pete Harris (American football)
|Penn State Nittany Lions|
|College||Penn State (1978)|
|Date of birth||April 7, 1957|
|Place of birth||Mount Holly Township, New Jersey|
|Date of death||August 9, 2006(aged 49)|
|Place of death||West Palm Beach, Florida|
|Career highlights and awards|
Piero "Pete" Harris (April 7, 1957 – August 9, 2006) was an American football player.
One of nine children, Harris grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey and played high school football at Rancocas Valley Regional High School. He was named an All-American safety at Penn State University in 1978, when he led the nation with 10 interceptions. He is the younger brother of running back Franco Harris.
- Staff. "Posluszny held in high regard, Some compare the linebacker, recovering from a knee injury, to Penn State's best.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 13, 2006. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Paterno said he'd been informed that Pete Harris, the Mount Holly native who was an all-American safety at Penn State in 1978 and the brother of Nittany Lions legend Franco Harris, died recently."
- "Former Nittany Lion Football All-American Pete Harris Dies" Penn State University Press Release, August 14, 2006
- "It Wasn't Always Easy Being Franco's Little Brother" Burlington County Times, August 12, 2006