The Pittsburgh Steelers could be considered a haven for talented running backs.
In the 1970s, they had Franco Harris, who helped the franchise win four Super Bowls and had a solid legion of fans known as “Franco’s Italian Army.”
Fast forward to 2021 and they drafted Alabama’s Najee Harris.
He did not disappoint after finishing the regular season with over 1,600 all-purpose yards and ten touchdowns.
There’s also Willie Parker, who became a two-time Pro Bowler and won two Super Bowls with the squad.
But the lineage of Steelers running backs wouldn’t be complete without Jerome Bettis.
Younger generations of football fans might have no idea how dominating “The Bus” was.
Well, here’s a photo that proves his power.
— Blitzburgh✨ (@Blitz_Burgh) July 14, 2022
If you had to bet your life and someone had to score a touchdown from near the goal line for you, Bettis is your best bet.
Might as well chalk it up as a touchdown for him when he lines up a few yards away from the end zone.
That six rushes for nine yards and two touchdowns is a stat line that fantasy football managers would love.
Also, talk about making the most of his work by having five touchdowns on ten yards.
Indeed, defenders had no answer for Bettis when he came barging through at full speed.
Bettis’ Career Accomplishments
The Detroit native won Super Bowl XL in his hometown before confirming his retirement.
Aside from that team accolade, he was also the 1993 Offensive Rookie of the Year and 1996 Comeback Player of the Year.
Bettis was a three-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler.
He finished his career with 13,664 yards and 91 rushing touchdowns.
After failing to go in as a finalist in 2013, Bettis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame two years later.