Former Steelers Bettis, Greene among finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jerome Bettis is one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Bettis, the Steelers' second-leading career rusher and No. 6 all-time in the NFL, was a finalist last year, as well.
Other finalists include outside linebacker Kevin Greene, who had 35 1⁄2 of his 160 career sacks while playing for the Steelers' Blitzburgh defense from 1993-95, and former Steelers defensive coordinator Tony Dungy. Greene ranks third in career sacks.
Bettis is the only one of the NFL's top 10 career rushers not in the Hall of Fame except for LaDainian Tomlinson, who stopped playing in 2011 and is not yet eligible.
Bettis ran for 13,662 yards in 13 seasons, including 10,571 with the Steelers from 1996-2005.
He retired after the Steelers won the Super Bowl in his hometown of Detroit after the 2005 season.
Bettis ran for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first six Steelers seasons, including 1,431 yards in 1996 and 1,665 yards in 1997.
The only running back in team history with more Steelers yardage is Hall of Famer Franco Harris, who ran for 11,950 of his 12,120 career yards with the Steelers.
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