The Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015 class will include Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, also known as “The Bus.”
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, who is known by his fans as “The Bus,” has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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After spending three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, Bettis signed with the Steelers in 1996 and rushed for at least 1,000 yards in six consecutive seasons before noticing a decline in his play.
However, he was still a strong leader in the locker room and inspired his teammates to go on an underdog Super Bowl run in the 2005 season to send him off to retirement accordingly.
Bettis rushed for a total of 13,662 yards and 91 touchdowns throughout his career while being named to six Pro Bowl rosters.
SportsCenter broke the news of Bettis’ Hall of Fame induction on Twitter.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 1, 2015
UPDATE: Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown, San Francisco 49ers/Dallas Cowboys linebacker Charles Haley, Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian, San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields, Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff and Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf make up the rest of the 2015 Hall of Fame class.
Congratulations to Class of 2015: Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Bill Polian, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tinglehoff, Ron Wolf
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 1, 2015