The Pittsburgh Steelers will be honoring another one of their former great players against the Baltimore Ravens in 2015.
The Steelers announced Wednesday morning they will honor running back Jerome Bettis before the Thursday night, Oct. 1 game against the Ravens at Heinz Field. The evening will be complete with a ring ceremony in honor of Bettis being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2015.
This will be the second consecutive season that a former Steelers player has been honored during a game against the Ravens. Last year the organization paid tribute to Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene at halftime during a home game against the Ravens when they retired his No. 75 jersey. Greene was given the opportunity to choose the home game ahead of time and said he decided the contest against the Ravens would be appropriate because of the rivalry between the two teams.
Bettis rushed for 10,571 yards and 78 touchdowns during his career with the Steelers. 969 of those yards along with two touchdowns came in regular-season games against the Ravens.
Bettis will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 24, 2015