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Jerome Bettis Jr. Commits to Notre Dame, Carving His Own Legacy

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The football world is abuzz with excitement as Jerome Bettis Jr., son of Pittsburgh Steelers legend and Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis, announces his college commitment. The young wide receiver from Woodland Academy in Georgia has chosen to follow in his father’s footsteps by committing to Notre Dame.

In a heartfelt video shared on social media, Jerome Bettis Jr. expressed his reverence for his father’s legacy while simultaneously forging his own path. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound athlete has made a significant decision—one that reflects both his admiration for his dad’s storied career and his desire to create his own mark on the football field.

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Jerome Bettis Jr

Jerome Bettis Jr From Running Back to Wide Receiver

Jerome Bettis Jr. initially followed in his father’s footsteps, donning the same No. 36 jersey as “The Bus” when he first stepped onto the gridiron. However, in seventh grade, he made a pivotal decision: to transition from running back to wide receiver. Along with this position change came a new jersey number—No. 4—a symbolic step toward asserting his individuality.

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Speaking to ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren, Jerome Bettis Jr. shared his perspective: “One of the biggest things was changing my number, and so me really getting my number away from his, that was a big step for me realizing that at the end of the day, I’m my own man. I love my dad and I love everything that I guess comes with him being my father, but at the same time, I create my own legacy and my own journey.

“Jerome Bettis Sr., affectionately known as “The Bus,” etched his name in NFL history. His powerful running style and relentless determination led him to an impressive career. With 13,662 rushing yards, he ranks 8th on the NFL’s all-time rushing list. His 91 career touchdowns place him 11th in the record books. Bettis played three seasons at Notre Dame before being drafted by the St. Louis Rams and later joining the Steelers.

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