Jerome Bettis

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Jerome Bettis
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Bettis in February 2016
No. 36
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1972-02-16) February 16, 1972 (age 47)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Detroit (MI) Mackenzie
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:13,664
Yards per carry:3.9
Rushing touchdowns:91
Receptions:200
Receiving yards:1,457
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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