Jerome Bettis has received many awards during his illustrious career. The six time pro bowl, two time first team all-pro and super bowl winner is now headed to the place in which all NFL legends go, which is the Hall of Fame.
Bettis was unlike any running back seen in the history of the NFL. Bettis was 5’11 255 power running machine who had a nose for the endzone, and a knack for wearing down his opponents through his bruising running style, and mentally with his excellent trash talking skills. Bettis instantly became a fan favorite coming over from the Los Angeles Rams with his personality, hard work attitude. Bettis excelled in a era in which the running back was a vocal point of most offenses.
In many games defenses despite having 8 to 9 players in the box failed continuously to stop Bettis from gaining that crucial five yard to seven yard gain, or touchdown in the red zone.In a day and age in which running pants are forgotten of once they reach the age of the 30, Bettis retired at the age of 33, still being a major contributor to the Pittsburgh Steelers team. With his 13,662 yards and 94 touchdowns, its highly unlikely any running currently in the NFL will reach those number of yards and touchdowns. Bettis has proved to be a winner on and off the field, and with his induction into the Hall of Fame Bettis it confirms that Bettis will always be recognized as one of the elite in football for ever.
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