Dungy among Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Tony Dungy, who won Super Bowls as a player for Pittsburgh and coach for Indianapolis, was named a finalist Thursday in voting for pro football's Hall of Fame.

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Sapp, Strahan on Hall of Fame ballot

Sapp, Strahan on Hall of Fame ballot

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Sack record-setters Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan are among first-year candidates who are finalists for consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Parcells among Hall of Fame candidates

Parcells among Hall of Fame candidates

CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Coaches Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells and Marty Schottenheimer were listed Wednesday among the 11 first-year candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Pittsburgh back leads top AFC players

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker led the top AFC players in the NFL's first week this season.

Reports: Bettis writes revealing book

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis reveals in his impending autobiography he once faked an injury in preseason camp to get some extra rest.

Keith Olbermann ready for some football

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Keith Olbermann, host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on New York's MSNBC, will return to sports as co-host for NBC's Sunday night football telecasts.

Miller Lite breaks with 'Man Law' ads

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The 'Man Law" men learned a new law: Television ads that don't increase sales among the beer-buying public get canceled. Ads featuring Burt Reynolds, Jerome Bettis and other "Men of the Square Table" -- whose "Man Law" pronouncements were the main marketi

Parker gets a new contract from Steelers

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Third-year running back Willie Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday signed a new four-year contract with the reigning NFL champions.

Bettis says $67,000 in jewelry missing

PONTIAC, Mich., March 10 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis says he misplaced $67,050 in jewelry at the Detroit Silverdome during Super Bowl week.

Informant in terrorist case disappears

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 1 (UPI) -- A man identified as a government informant in a case against three terrorist suspects in Toledo, Ohio, has disappeared.

Super Bowl MVP vote total sets record

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- SuperBowl.com announced Wednesday that a record number of fans voted online Sunday for the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XL.

Jerome Bettis retires from the NFL

DETROIT, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Running back Jerome Bettis of Pittsburgh announced his retirement Sunday night shortly after the Steelers beat Seattle, 21-10, in Super Bowl XL.

NFL: AFC Title: Pittsburgh 34, Denver 17

DENVER, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Sunday as Pittsburgh drilled the Denver Broncos, 34-17, in the AFC title game.
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Jerome Bettis
Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis spikes the football following his touchdown run in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Jerome Bettis later in the game surpassed Mauris Alan for seventh place on the all time rushing list with 12,299 yards. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed "The Bus" (born February 16, 1972) is a former American football halfback for the NFL's Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Bettis is considered one of the best big backs ever due to his amazing footwork and sheer power, and is fifth on the National Football League's all-time rushing list. Bettis weighed 250 pounds at 5′10″. He retired in 2006 after a Super Bowl victory. Bettis attended Mackenzie High School in Detroit, and the University of Notre Dame.

Bettis was picked in the first round (10th overall) of the 1993 NFL draft by the then Los Angeles Rams. A star even in his rookie year, he rushed for 1,429 yards in 1993, and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year. He quickly earned the nickname "The Battering Ram". He rushed for over 1,000 yards in his first two seasons with the Rams. On September 17, 1995, in a road game against the Carolina Panthers, Bettis scored the first NFL touchdown and points in Carolina (Clemson Memorial Stadium, SC) on a 2-yard touchdown run.

The Rams moved to St. Louis for the 1995 season, and coach Chuck Knox was forced out in favor of Rich Brooks. Brooks favored a more pass-oriented attack as opposed to Knox' ground-based game, and Bettis all but vanished from the offense. When the Rams let it be known that they wanted to draft oft-troubled running back Lawrence Phillips, it was obvious Bettis' days in St. Louis were numbered.

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