He and Franco Harris both had Hall of Fame careers with the Steelers. 8, fans, family and admirers will look on as Jerome Bettis has his bronze bust unveiled at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.He attended Mackenzie High School in Detroit, where he was a standout running back and linebacker.
Here’s what you need to know about the Bettis family: After years together, Bettis and his long-time girlfriend Trameka Boykin finally made it official in 2006 when the pair were married in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Before he was a Pro Bowl’er or a Notre Dame standout or even a football player, Bettis was a statistic waiting to happen.The family now lives in Atlanta, Georgia although they also have a home in Pittsburgh, a place Bettis can never truly leave behind. The youngest of three children he grew up on Detroit’s west side, one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country and even sold crack cocaine with his brother to help his family make ends meet. We need to make some money.’ So we said, ‘You know what?Bettis says his stomach dropped when he saw the ball bounce cleanly off the RCA Dome artificial turf and into the hands of Indy cornerback Nick Harper. (born February 16, 1972), nicknamed The Bus, is a former American football halfback who played for the Los Angeles Rams/St.At the University of Notre Dame, Bettis finished his career with 337 rushing attempts for 1912 yards (5.7 yards per attempt), and made 32 receptions for 429 yards (13.4 yards per reception).
In his last game as a junior, a 28-3 win by Notre Dame over Texas A&M in the 1993 Cotton Bowl, he rushed 20 times for 75 yards, including three total touchdowns.
Jada told the Steelers’ website earlier this week: I couldn’t be any prouder. Of course, it made sense for the former Steelers standout to consider Gladys who, along with her husband, traveled to every single one of Bettis’ games, both at Notre Dame and with Pittsburgh.
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In his sophomore year, he set the Notre Dame touchdown record with 20 in one season, with 16 rushing, and 4 receiving (23 total touchdowns including the 1992 Sugar Bowl, a record which still stands).
Half a decade after he was eligible, the man they called “The Bus,” who has become synonymous with Pittsburgh Steelers football and off-field determination, will earn the one honor he’s been waiting for; a Hall of Fame enshrinement.
One of the NFL's all-time leading rushers, with over 13,662 yards, he spent most of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he earned the nickname "The Bus." He helped lead the Steelers to victory in Super Bowl XL in his final season.