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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Steelers Legend Jerome Bettis Keeps Word To Mother, Graduates From Notre Dame

NFL Hall Of Fame Jerome Bettis made good on a 28-year-old promise to his mom by getting his business degree.

Twenty-eight years after leaving Notre Dame to enter the NFL Draft, “The Bus” returned to the prestigious university to finish out his degree from the Mendoza School of Business.

He told The Pod of Gold podcast about the promise he made to his mother,

“I promised her years ago, sitting in Coach Holtz’s office, that I would come back and graduate,” Bettis said on the last month. “So, I owe that to her as well.”

Bettis also posted via Twitter,

I have been waiting 28 years to celebrate this moment. I am so proud to be a graduate of the University of @NotreDame class of 2022!!

A promise made, a promise kept. 28 years after leaving @NotreDame, I’ve completed my degree from the Mendoza School of Business. I hope my journey serves as reminder that education is the true equalizer in life and it is never too late to start.

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