Gold Jacket took his bumps and bruises while he was bowling over defenders during his 13 seasons in the NFL. That’s why Bettis is teaming up with Stryker Orthopaedics to spread the message of joint health and the importance of mobility to people across the country.
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The former Steelers running back will share his experience of dealing with joint pain and encourage others to learn about various treatment options that are available. It’s important to him to help others lead an active lifestyle while dealing with joint pain.
"Through my new relationship with Stryker, I want to share my personal story so people better understand that there are options to help get them back to their active lifestyle," explained Bettis.
Bettis will team up with PGA golfers Fred Funk and Hal Sutton to help spread the message.
At the time of his retirement, Bettis ranked fifth all-time in rushing with 13,662 yards on 3,479 career carries. Nicknamed "The Bus" for his bruising running style, he also scored 91 rushing touchdowns. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark in a game 61 times during the regular season and three more times in playoff games. He was Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.