The Los Angeles Rams drafted Jerome Bettis in the first round (10th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft.
Bettis quickly became known as a powerful runner.
Bettis split the NFL Rookie of the Year Award with former Notre Dame teammate and Seahawks QB Rick Mirer.
Bettis rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons to earn trips to the Pro Bowl.
In 1996 Bettis was dealt to Pittsburgh in exchange for the Steelers 2nd round draft choice that year and a 4th round selection in 1997.
Bettis had 60 career 100-yard games, 49 of which came as a member of the Steelers.
Bettis earned the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2001.
In 1997 Bettis carried the ball 375 times for a career-high 1,665 yards.
He capped his career by returning to his hometown of Detroit to play in Super Bowl XL. Bettis and the Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10.