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The Bus Stops At The Place Of Legends

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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.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. DaveB.

    February 1, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Jerome Bettis is finally taking his rightful place in Canton where he richly belongs . The fact that he had to wait five years is rediculous at best . Bettis was the best big back the NFL has seen since Earl Campbell of the seventies . His fire and intensity was something that a few current Steeler players need to take a long hard look at . The 1993 trade that brought Jerome to the Steelers was hands down one of the best trades in Steeler history . I wonder what the Rams think about their decision to let Bettis go ? Thats why they’re the Rams .

  2. DrGeorge

    February 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Right on, DaveB. I am old enough to have seen Jim Taylor, Larry Csonka, and Earl Campbell play, and Bettis is right there with them as a legendary power back. Physically, he was a freak of nature — a fortuitous one. He had a fullback’s body with a halfback’s quickness, and the power to carry linebackers into the end zone with him. He deserves to be in the HOF.

  3. sdean

    February 2, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Betti’s was overlooked, in my opinion, because the HOF selection committee is biaes in my opinion. 6th all time in NFL at RB and someone like Warren Sapp gets in? please.

  4. sdean

    February 2, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Bettis was overlooked, in my opinion, because the HOF selection committee is biased.

  5. Ricky

    February 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Robert Smith Jr is still a typo machine I see.

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