Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in early August and he has now decided who will present him at annual ceremony.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jerome’s brother, John Bettis, will be the one to present the Steelers all-time leading rusher.
Jerome Bettis chooses his brother John to present him at Hall of Fame in Canton
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) July 8, 2015
“My brother has been the biggest Steeler fan in the world since we were kids,’’ Bettis told the Post-Gazette. “All he wanted was for me to play for the Steelers, and when that opportunity came there was nobody happier than my brother.”
Bettis was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. After spending the first three years of his career with the Rams, Bettis was traded to the Steelers on April 20, 1996 along with a third round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft in exchange for a second round selection in the same draft and a fourth round selection in the 1997 NFL Draft.
During his 10 seasons with the Steelers, Bettis rushed for 10,571 yards and 78 touchdowns on 2683 carries. He currently sits in sixth place on the NFL all-time career rushing yardage list.
The Steelers will play the Minnesota Vikings this year in the annual Hall of Fame game just one day after Bettis’ induction.