With a Super Bowl win in hand Jerome Bettis announced to the world that he was retiring. Jerome Bettis is considered by most who have met him to be a class act.
He was raised in Detroit, Michigan. You might think his favorite sport growing up would have been football, but when he was child his favorite sport was bowling.
It wasn’t until high school that he got involved in football. He started playing footbal in high school so that he could get a scholarship and go to college. And that he did, with the University of Notre Dame fighting Irish.
I admit that I was not a big fan of Jerome Bettis when he was in college, but man was he good. Bettis got his nickname “The Bus”, because he ran over people as if they had been hit by a bus. He certainly did that in college and then in the pros as well.
Like many players do these days, he did an admirable thing and bought his parents a house after signing with the Rams, who drafted Bettis in 1993. The Rams then traded him to Pittsburgh in 1996, where he went on to become one of the best loved athletes in Pittsburgh’s history.
Bettis likes to help others and he has created a charitable foundation named “The Bus Stops Here Foundation.” The foundation was founded in 1996 to help underprivileged children in America’s inner cities. You can visit “The Bus Stops Here” foundation by clicking here.
Jerome Bettis is a good role model for all of us.