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Jerome Bettis Biography

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

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



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