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Jerome Bettis

Biography

Among the NFL’s all-time leading rushers, with more than 13,662 back yards, he spent the majority of his profession using the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he earned the nickname “The Bus.” He helped business lead the Steelers to triumph in Super Dish XL in his last season. He liked bowling as a youngster and didn’t play soccer until he reached senior high school. He performed college soccer at Notre Dame. He was chosen 10th overall from the LA Rams in 1993 and was exchanged the Steelers in 1996. He was a six-time Pro Dish selection. He previously two children, Jada and Jerome Jr., along with his wife Trameka Boykin. He and Franco Harris both got Hall of Popularity careers using the Steelers.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jerome Bettis
Date Of Birth February 16, 1972
Place Of Birth Detroit, MI
Height 1.8 m
Weight 114 kg
Profession Football Player
Education University of Notre Dame, Mackenzie High School
Nationality American
Spouse Trameka Boykin
Children Jada Bettis, Jerome Bettis Jr.
Parents Johnnie Bettis, Gladys Bettis
Siblings John Bettis III, Kimberly Bettis
Awards Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, NFL Honors - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
TV Shows Football Night in America
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
2Inducted into the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame in 2008.
3Allergic to shellfish.
4Jerome announced that the 2005-2006 season that culminated with him playing in Superbowl XL in Detroit (his hometown) will be his last.
5As a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers who won Superbowl XL (2006), Jerome finally received the championship ring he had been playing his whole life for.
6Daughter, Jada, born in February 2005.
7Attended Mackenzie High School in Detroit, Michigan
8Selected 10th overall in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams out of Notre Dame.
9Acknowledged to NFL officials that he has a limited partnership in a company seeking to build a $500 million horse racing track and slots parlor. NFL policy prohibits players from advertising or promoting activities "that can reasonably be perceived as constituting affiliation with or endorsement of gambling." (July 6, 2004)
10Has played in the NFL for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1993-1995) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-2006).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chuck2009TV SeriesJimmy Butterman
The Office2006TV SeriesJerome Bettis
Living Single1994TV SeriesThe Delivery Man

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2001 AFC Championship Game2002TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV SeriesHimself
Arli$$1998TV SeriesHimself
1997 AFC Championship Game1998TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
NFL Blast1997TV SeriesPittsburgh Steelers Player
The NFL on NBC1995-1997TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back / Himself - St. Louis Rams Running Back
TNT Sunday Night Football1993-1997TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back / Himself - St. Louis Rams Running Back / Himself - Los Angeles Rams Running Back
In the House1997TV SeriesHimself
1992 USF&G Sugar Bowl1992TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Running Back(MVP)
The Michael Kay Show2017TV SeriesHimself
Chopped Junior2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Beat Bobby Flay2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Mentor
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2016TV SeriesHimself
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan2016TV SeriesHimself
A Season with Notre Dame Football2015TV SeriesHimself - 2015 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee
A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - ESPN NFL Analyst / Himself - Former NFL Player / ...
Ttys2015TV SeriesHimself
Notre Dame Reborn2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Fullback, 1990-1992
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The Chew2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Judge
The American Athlete2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2012TV Series documentary
Inside the Rings2011TV MovieHimself
NHL on NBC2011TV SeriesHimself - Drop Puck Representative
Rome Is Burning2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Anniversary American Century Championship2009TV MovieHimself - Former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
NFL Classics2009TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
Super Bowl XLIII2009TV MovieHimself - NBC Anaylst
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
NBC Sunday Night Football2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - NBC Analyst
19th Annual American Century Championship2008TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Bus: The Heart and Soul of the Steelers Comes Home for Super Bowl XL2007Video shortHimself
18th Annual American Century Championship2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather2007TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions2006TV Series documentaryHimself
CenterStage2006TV Series documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHimself
NFL Films Presents2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver
Super Bowl XL Champions Pittsburgh Steelers2006VideoHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XL2006TV SpecialHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
Super Bowl XL Pre-Game Show2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The NFL Today2005TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
NFL Game of the Week2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
NFL Monday Night Football1996-2005TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1994-2005TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back / Himself - Los Angeles Rams Running Back
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1993-2004TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back / Himslf - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back / Himself - Los Angeles Rams Running Back
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune2004TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Glory2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHimself
NFL on FOX1995-2002TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back / Himself - St. Louis Rams Running Back
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend2002Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN NFL Analyst / Himself - Former NFL Player
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself

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