Former Los Angeles Rams running back Jerome Bettis has been selected to be part of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Bettis joins Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Bill Polian, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, and Ron Wolf as part of the 2015 class.
Bettis first put his unique style of running to the test when the Los Angeles Rams drafted him 10th overall in the 1993 NFL Draft. He made an immediate impact earning 1,429 yards and had seven touchdowns during his rookie season. His achievements allowed him to be selected to his first Pro Bowl and was also named an All Pro.
Unfortunately, he only spent two more seasons with the Rams (1994-1995) before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent 10 seasons with the Steelers and finished his career in Pittsburgh.
“The Bus” finished his career with remarkable numbers: 13,662 rushing yards, 1,449 receiving yards, 94 total touchdowns. Along with that stats, came many accolades: six-time Pro Bowler (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2004), two-time first team All Pro (AP Offensive Rookie of the Year (1993), AP Comeback Player of the Year (1996), Walter Payton Man of the Year (2001) and one Super Bowl ring.
The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on August 8, 2015.