001: “The Bus”, Jerome Bettis, from the Streets to the Hall of Fame!

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Jerome Abram Bettis Sr.nicknamed The Bus and The Battering Ram is a former American football halfback who played for the Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Bettis is sixth on the list of NFL rushing yards leaders. He retired in 2006 after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL in his native Detroit, Michigan, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. He sits down with Hines on Episode 1 of The Hines Ward show, and we talk about growing up in Detroit, making bad choices as a kid, and what his life is like after football.


  1. Lori Mungello on 03/04/2016 at 10:20 PM

    I totally enjoyed listening to the stories about you & Jerome on this episode! You are 2 of my 3 most fav Steelers of all time!! (Troy is #3). Added plus is having a co-host that is a Steeler fan! So glad your doing this podcast! <3

  2. Rosalina Rabot on 06/29/2016 at 11:46 AM

    Awesome Hines Ward congratulation

  3. Celestine on 10/30/2016 at 3:47 PM

    So happy for you, Hines, and wishing you the best! Love the show.

  4. Laura Bedell on 11/27/2016 at 4:24 PM

    Great job!! Thanks for doing it!! Can’t get enough of Hines and The Bus.

  5. Bonnie Beck on 12/07/2016 at 12:19 AM

    Congrats Hines on your show always remember going to your show on KDKA and meeting you and you signed all my jerseys which I now proudly display in a glass case..I’ll always be your biggest fan..hope to see you inducted in the HOF this year ♡

  6. David Ward on 01/19/2017 at 1:38 PM

    I had Steelers tickets for 36 years, saw some bad football in the late 50’s and 60’s then the 70’s what a great time. Moved to S.C. in 2000 , Steelers still my team, it was great watching you the bus and Ben. Go steelers

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