Former Steelers Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene Named Class Of 2014 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker Kevin Greene were among the 15 finalists announced on Thursday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.

This will make the fourth straight year that Bettis has made it to the final 15. The Notre Dame product rushed for 10,571 yards with the Steelers and registered 13,662 career yards. He was voted to the Pro Bowl six times and ended his career with a championship in Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

Greene has been a finalist the last two years and a semifinalists several times. He played 15 seasons in the NFL, and in his three seasons with the Steelers he had 35.5 sacks and two Pro Bowl selections. Greene finished his career with 160 sacks, 26 fumble recoveries and five interceptions.

The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 1 in New York City, during the NFL Honors Awards Show as a part of Super Bowl XLVIII weekend.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Finalists

LB Derrick Brooks
WR Marvin  Harrison
T Walter Jones
HC Tony Dungy
WR Andre Reed
WR Tim Brown
RB Jerome Bettis
G Will Shields
DE Michael Strahan
DE Charles Haley
LB Kevin Greene
CB Aeneas Williams
KMorten Andersen
S John Lynch
Ed DeBartolo Jr.

  • Dan

    Anybody know if Greene has ever indicated what team he would go into the Hall as? It could be argued his stint with the Steelers were his most successful years, but he spent more years with the Rams.

  • Steve

    Kevin Greene and Greg Loyd were a tuff OLB combo with the Steelers and could bring on the heat sacking the QB.

  • sean mcmartin

    Avoid The Lloyd.. He was a beast. Kevin Greene was in beast mode too.

    Need Colbert to draft the next one this season..

  • Steve

    Greene was signed as a FA and so was Bettis of what we need more of.

  • Shelob9

    Bettis was acquired in a draft day trade.

  • Shelob9

    Tony Dungy is also a former Steelers player and coach.

  • Iron Cadet

    Bettis played for the rams first

  • Matt Manzo

    Does Bettis being the only HB give him a better chance of making it this year? There’s a lot of great names on this years finals list!

  • SumnerYoung

    What’s the infatuation with Dungy? His head coaching career simply was not great, yet he makes the ballot in his first year of eligibility. He had tons of talent in Tampa and never could win a SB, which by the way, the year after he was fired, the Bucs won the SB under Gruden. Then he goes to Indy and arguably the greatest QB of all time, who is playing in his prime, takes Dungy to the SB and wins it. Dungy won one SB with many talented teams, kind of like Cowher. If Dungy gets in and Bettis does not, I will be outraged.

  • Xclewsive

    Dungy has a losing playoff record and 1 SB app. If Dungy get’s in it’s a travesty.

  • Brendon Glad

    Loaded field once again. They need to get the coaches and contributors into a separate category. (Like the veterans committee guys are).
    Not that im trying to force guys in, but i think it’s getting too loaded and will just get worse. Especially for the WR’s and pass rushers.

  • Brendon Glad

    Im gonna try a prediction for fun: im guessing (they get 7 right?)….1) brooks2)reed 3)Haley 4) brown 5) strahan 6) jones 7) debartolo. If it’s 6 then brown or haley will get cut.

  • SG

    You don’t pick a team in the NFL Hall, that’s an MLB thing.

  • Dan

    Ah, I see the HOF does list players by team, but they aren’t associated with a team for induction. In that case I’ll consider Greene a Steeler. Same with Woodson and, what the heck, Johnny Unitas as well.

  • Dan

    I don’t a lot of you will respond, “duh”, but I just now noticed that LC Greenwood is not in the HOF. WTF! Did we already exceed the quota for Steelers of the 70s or something?

  • joed32

    That’s exactly what has happened.