Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. made a name for himself in the NFL. The former football running back was active in the NFL for as many as 13 seasons and he sure achieved a lot during his tenure. Popularly known as “the Bus” he was first roped in by the Los Angeles Rams during the 1993 NFL Draft.
After spending three seasons with the Rams, Bettis was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he stayed for almost a decade. A six-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro, it won’t be wrong to say that Jerome is one of the finest power runners the game has ever seen.
“I knew I’d back one day”: Jerome Bettis on going back to college after 27 years
Jerome decided to call it quits in 2006 after playing a massive role in guiding the Steelers to a Super Bowl title. Not to anyone’s surprise, Bettis was eventually inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015 for his immense contribution to the great game.
However, even after achieving all this, Jerome had some unfinished business which he took care of this year. He attended the University of Notre Dame after finishing High School but he had to drop out to pursue a career in the NFL. After almost three decades, Jerome has decided to go back to the University to finish the final semester.
“I have always told my kids that whatever you start, you finish. Today I started my final semester at the University of Notre Dame. I knew when I left 27 years ago to go to the NFL that I would be back one day,” Bettis wrote on Twitter while sharing a video.
This is indeed supremely inspiring stuff from the great man. He has well and truly proved that there is no age limit to attain more education and we hope his step will inspire people across the globe.