Super Bowl champion running back Jerome Bettis has joined ESPN as an NFL analyst. The Pittsburgh Steelers icon and Notre Dame hero to Domers everywhere will appear on NFL Live and SportsCenter. Jerome Bettis will contribute to other ESPN platforms too, beginning September 1.
The National Football League’s sixth all-time leading rusher, Bettis ran for 13,662 yards and 91 touchdowns in his career while catching 200 passes for 1,449 yards and three touchdowns over 13 NFL seasons. He spent his first three seasons with the Rams (1993-95) before playing 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-2005).
Affectionately nicknamed “The Bus,” Jerome Bettis capped his legendary career by helping the Steelers win Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. While hoisting the Lombardi Trophy on the podium after the game, he announced his retirement from professional football in February 2006.
Highly respected throughout the league, Jerome Bettis was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 1996, and he was the recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2002. This year he was a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame honors.
Bettis has appeared as a guest on ESPN shows throughout the years, including the Super Bowl XLV edition of Sunday NFL Countdown in 2011 when the Steelers played the Packers. Jerome Bettis previously worked as an analyst for NBC Sports.
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