Jerome Bettis
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Jerome Bettis

Jerome Bettis, also known as “The Bus,” had an illustrious career in football that left an incredible mark on the sport. A powerful all-time leading running back, Bettis ran for 13,662 yards and 91 touchdowns during his 13-year career while catching 200 passes for 1,449 yards and three touchdowns. He spent his first three seasons with the Rams (1993-95) before playing 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-2005). Throughout his career, he amassed numerous accolades and accomplishments. With his exceptional strength, agility, and relentless determination, Bettis became one of the most feared running backs of his era. He was selected to the Pro Bowl six times and earned All-Pro honors twice. Bettis showcased his leadership skills as he helped lead the Steelers to victory in Super Bowl XL, capping off his career with a well-deserved championship. He retired as the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history, solidifying his status as one of the greatest running backs to ever grace the gridiron.

Having successfully completed his studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2022, Bettis’s graduation marked a significant milestone in his life. This remarkable accomplishment not only highlights his unwavering determination and perseverance in both academics and athletics but also stood as a powerful testament to his work ethic and commitment. In 2014, Bettis joined ESPN as an NFL analyst and regularly appears on NFL Live and Sports Center while also contributing to ESPN Radio. Before joining ESPN as a full-time analyst, Bettis appeared as a guest on various shows throughout the years, including the Super Bowl XLV edition of Sunday NFL Countdown in 2011 when the Steelers played the Packers. Bettis also previously worked as an NBC Sports and the NFL Network analyst.

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