Jerome Bettis

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Jerome Bettis
Jerome Bettis at Health event, May 2005, cropped.jpg
No. 36
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: February 16, 1972 (1972-02-16) (age 42)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 1993 for the Los Angeles Rams
Last played in 2006 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 13,662
Rushing average 3.9
Touchdowns 94
Stats at NFL.com

Jerome Bettis (born February 16, 1972) is a former American football player. He was a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is now retired. His nickname is "The Bus".

Jerome Bettis was picked in the first round (10th overall) of the 1993 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams. On July 22, 1993, Bettis signed a three-year $4.625 million contract with a signing bonus over $2 million.[1] He was named a First-Team All-Pro and Offensive Rookie of the Year. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Rams.

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm of the State of Michigan declared February 1, 2006 to be Jerome Bettis Day.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Simers, J.T. (7-23-1993). "Rams Reach Agreement With Bettis Football: No. 1 pick expected to sign and practice today". Los Angeles Times Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  2. Jerome Bettis Day Proclamations, Michigan.gov