Fast Facts

  • His nickname, "The Bus," was popularized by longtime Pittsburgh Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope.
  • Played 13 seasons in the National Football League. His final game was a 21-10 Steelers victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.  
  • Founded The Bus Stops Here Foundation, which helps improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.
  • Has been a part owner of several minor-league baseball teams,  including the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve.


  • Johnnie Bettis — Father
  • Jada Bettis — Daughter
  • Trameka Bettis — Wife
  • Gladys Bettis — Mother
  • John Bettis — Brother
  • Kimberly Bettis — Sister
  • Jerome Bettis Jr. — Son


  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States (1993)

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  • Birth Name: Jerome Abram Bettis
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: NFL analyst, Former football player

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