PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



DOTD: Franco Harris Wants To Smell Your Feet

When Franco Harris isn’t busy jumping out of wedding cakes and surprising soon-to-be newlyweds (but is really a spokesman for, he’s busy smelling your feet — literally.

The Penn State legend and four-time Super Bowl champion is trying to make his name in the athletic apparel business with Silversport, which produces a line of odor-free athletic socks. The sock utilizes the power of silver — which is woven into the fabric — to combat odor-causing bacteria, eliminating all unpleasant foot odors even after a week’s worth of use.

Harris’ claim could’ve been enough, but he went the extra mile to prove the sock’s effectiveness last year on CNBC. He gave host Jane Wells a pair to try for herself; Harris gave her a week to put it through a trial run and agreed to take a whiff after it concluded.

“Franco Harris smelling my sock. This is almost like a fantasy for me.”

Much to the Wells’ excitement, Harris did indeed smell her used sock. As advertised, there wasn’t a single foul odor on the sock. We can tell, because Harris really went all-in on the sniffing portion of the test. Watch the video closely — he gives it a solid “one-Mississippi” before retracting his nose.

It’s highly unlikely Harris will appear out of thin air just to smell your used Silversport sock, but he drives a hard bargain on the sock’s effectiveness. Now if that nose could only lead to the Joe Paterno statue.

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


More by David

So Long, And Goodnight: David Abruzzese’s Senior Column

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Senior staffer David Abruzzese rides off into the sunset with his senior column.

Saquon Barkley Mum On NFL Future; Relishes Fiesta Bowl Opportunity

DOTD: Nittany Lion Catches Pass At Fiesta Bowl


Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

The Swedish faceoff specialist graduated after three seasons at Merrimack, but will be immediately eligible to play for Guy Gadowsky in 2018-19.

Harris, Rivers Win Big Ten Titles On Final Day Of Competition

Penn State Women’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Loses To Penn 15-14 In Double OT

Penn State’s Kaleigh Riehl Headed To U.S. U-23 Camp

Student Life

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Not only is literally everyone at Penn State from “right outside of Philly,” ALMOST everyone also works “right outside of Philly.”

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Finding Your Penn State Beyond Penn State: Carolyn Popescu’s Senior Column

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

No Surprise Here: Saquon Barkley Can Throw, Too

Thirty yards out? No problem for Saquon Barkley.

Penn State Approved For Medical Marijuana Clinical Research

“The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from the rest of the nation.”

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Josiah Hritsko is one of three finalists to become Moe’s Southwest Grill’s “Chief Taco Officer.”

Send this to a friend