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Jerome Bettis Wiki Biography
Jerome Abraham Bettis was born on the 16th February 1972, in Detroit, Michigan USA. He is widely known for being an American professional football player, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the teams Pittsburgh Steelers, and Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams. His career was active from 1993 to 2006, when he retired. He is also recognized as a football analyst for NBC Sports. His nicknames are The Battering Ram and The Bus.
Have you ever wondered how rich Jerome Bettis is? Sources estimate that Jerome Bettis’ net worth is over $14 million, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, his career as a professional football player. Another source of his fortune is coming from his working as a football analyst and commentator. Bettis has also appeared on other TV shows, which is also added to his net worth.
Jerome Bettis Net Worth $14 Million
Jerome Bettis was raised on the streets of Detroit, as the third and the youngest child of Johnnie Bettis and Gladys Elizabeth. At very young age, he showed interests in sports – bowling and football, but he didn’t start playing the latter until he graduated. Bettis attended the elementary school in his hometown, and later he started attending Mackenzie High School. During studies, he started playing football and soon after, as a senior, he won two awards – The Top Player in the State, when he was named by the Detroit Free Press, and the Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year Award. After graduation, he was studying at the University Of Notre Dame, where his professional career of football player began, so he decided to quit education and to pursue career.
His first earnings came from selling cocaine with his older brother Jerome`, but his professional career began in 1993 when he decided to enter the NFL Draft that year. He was selected as 10th pick overall, by the Los Angeles Rams. Three months after the draft, Jerome signed his first professional contract in worth of $4.625 million, in addition to a signing bonus of $2 million, increasing his net worth by a large margin. In his first season, Jerome proved to be a great player, winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and he was also selected for the Pro-Bowl game. His second season wasn`t any different than his first, with him making over 1000 yards, and also being selected for the Pro-Bowl game.
In 1995 the Rams moved to St Louis, and Rich Brooks was appointed as coach; soon Jerome got into an argument with him, which eventually resulted in a trade to Pittsburgh Steelers in 1996.
With the Steelers, Jerome continued to perform excellently in games, finishing first six seasons running with more than 1000 yards. He also continued to feature in the Pro Bowl Games, in 1996, 1997 and in 2001. Furthermore, he was named as the Steelers` MVP three times, in 1996, 1997, and 2001. However, in 2005, Jerome won his first and only NFL Championship in a victory over Seattle SeaHawks, a most important achievement for an American Football player..
During his time at Pittsburgh, Betis became one of the greatest players in the franchise`s history, making it into the Steelers All Time Team, and also being inducted into the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame in 2012. Betis was also inducted into the NFL Football Hall Of Fame in 2015.
He retired after the 2005-2006 season, and soon found a job as a commentator for the NBC`s “Football Night In America”, commentating games throughout the 2007 and 2008 seasons, which also added to his net worth.
He also opened up a restaurant “Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36”, helping him to even further his net worth. Further, he is currently the star of “The Jerome Bettis Show” on WXPI-TV Pittsburgh.
If to talk about his personal life, Jerome Bettis married long-time girlfriend Tramena Boykin in July of 2006; they have two children and currently reside in Roswell, Georgia, and have a house in Pittsburgh as well. Bettis founded the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation, which works and helps children diagnosed with asthma. In free time, he is a big supporter of Barack Obama’s campaigns.
|Full Name||Jerome Bettis|
|Net Worth||$14 Million|
|Date Of Birth||February 16, 1972|
|Place Of Birth||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Weight||251 lbs (114 kg)|
|Profession||American football player, Football Analyst, Presenter, Athlete|
|Education||Mackenzie High School, University of Notre Dame|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Trameka Boykin (m. 2006)|
|Children||Jada Bettis, Jerome Bettis Jr.|
|Parents||Gladys Bettis, Johnnie Bettis|
|Siblings||John Bettis III, Kimberly Bettis|
|Nicknames||Jerome Abram Bettis|
|Awards||Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, NFL Honors – AP Offensive Rookie of the Year|
|TV Shows||Football Night in America|
|1||Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.|
|2||Inducted into the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame in 2008.|
|3||Allergic to shellfish.|
|4||Jerome announced that the 2005-2006 season that culminated with him playing in Superbowl XL in Detroit (his hometown) will be his last.|
|5||As a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers who won Superbowl XL (2006), Jerome finally received the championship ring he had been playing his whole life for.|
|6||Daughter, Jada, born in February 2005.|
|7||Attended Mackenzie High School in Detroit, Michigan|
|8||Selected 10th overall in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams out of Notre Dame.|
|9||Acknowledged to NFL officials that he has a limited partnership in a company seeking to build a $500 million horse racing track and slots parlor. NFL policy prohibits players from advertising or promoting activities “that can reasonably be perceived as constituting affiliation with or endorsement of gambling.” (July 6, 2004)|
|10||Has played in the NFL for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1993-1995) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-2006).|