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Jerome Bettis

Jerome Abram "The Bus" Bettis (born February 16, 1972) is a retired American football halfback who played for the NFL's Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Bettis is considered one of the best big backs ever because of his footwork and power, and is currently sixth on the National Football League's all-time rushing list. He retired in 2006 after a Super Bowl victory at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, his city of birth. Bettis was born February 16, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan. He is the youngest of three children of Gladys Elizabeth (née Bougard) and Johnnie E. Bettis. Bettis did not start playing football until high school, as his primary passion as a youth had been bowling. He attended Mackenzie High School in Detroit, where he was a standout running back and linebacker. As a senior, he was rated the top player in the state by the Detroit Free Press, and was the Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year award winner. Jerome was diagnosed with asthma at age 14 after he passed out, during his high school football practice in Detroit, and was rushed to the hospital. Rather than quitting due to his symptoms, his mother encouraged him to keep playing and do what

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Jerome Bettis is calling BS on people who say Hines Ward's decision to get married at Hines Field will take away from his bride's special day ... telling TMZ Sports no matter where they get… READ MORE >

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