New Jersey: Franco Harris
New Jersey is one of the most overlooked states when it comes to football talent. Just look at the prestigious list of runners up from the Garden State, many of whom are Hall of Famers. It was actually a difficult decision to pick just one, but in the end, Franco Harris won out over the rest.
Franco made the Pro Bowl in nine consecutive seasons and had eight different seasons with at least 1,000 yards rushing. That kind of consistency would put most modern running backs to shame. Franco was also part of four Steelers teams that won the Super Bowl, including Super Bowl IX when he became the first African American to win Super Bowl MVP.
Runners Up: Elvin Bethea, Dave Robinson, Victor Cruz, Joe Theisman, Jim Ringo