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Pro Football Hall Of Fame – Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis Misses Out On Class Of 2013

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will have to wait at least another year as he was not selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII.

The five modern era players that did make it were Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells and Warren Sapp. The two veteran selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson, were also elected to the class of 2013.

Bettis finished his career with 13,662 rushing yards and 94 total touchdowns. He is currently sixth on the all-time rushing list. Bettis recorded eight 1,000-yard seasons during his career and never missed more than five games in any one season.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is on the selection committee and reports via Twitter that Bettis candidacy was his strongest yet. Bouchette thinks 2014 might be the year for him. Bettis made the cut from 15 to 10 this year.

As previously reported, former Steelers defensive end/linebacker Kevin Greene was eliminated in the vote to 10.

RushingReceiving
TmNo.GAttYdsTDLngRecYdsTDLngYScmRRTDFmb
1993*+RAM36161229414297714.989.318.4262449.40281.615.3167374
1994*RAM36161631910253193.264.119.9312939.51341.918.3131845
1995STL3615131836373413.542.512.2181065.90191.27.174334
1996*+PIT361612320143111504.589.420.0221225.50161.47.61553117
1997*PIT36151537516657344.4111.025.0151107.32191.07.3177596
1998PIT36151531611853423.879.021.116905.60261.16.0127532
1999PIT36161629910917353.668.218.7211105.20171.36.9120172
2000PIT36161635513418303.883.822.213977.50250.86.1143881
2001*PIT36111122510724484.897.520.58486.00160.74.4112043
2002PIT3613111876669413.651.214.47578.10150.54.472391
2003PIT3616102468117213.350.715.413866.60160.85.489775
2004*PIT3615625094113293.862.716.76467.70200.43.1987131
2005PIT361201103689393.330.79.244010.00160.33.340890
Career19215334791366291713.971.218.120014497.23341.07.5151119441
10 yrsPIT14511226831057178503.972.918.51258066.42260.95.6113778028
3 yrsRAM-STL4741796309113713.965.816.9756438.61341.613.737341413
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/2/2013.
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