Detroit (KDKA/AP) – Former Steeler running back Jerome Bettis will be entering one hall of fame this year, just not the NFL Hall of Fame.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Bettis and Dick LeBeau will be part of an eight member class of inductees into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
Bettis, who was born in Detroit, of course, helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XL in his hometown back in 2006.
Meanwhile, Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame in 2010, is also getting recognition in Michigan.
LeBeau played defensive back for the Detroit Lions from 1959-1972. During that time, he recorded 62 interceptions.
Joining Bettis and LeBeau will be: former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, Michigan State and New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks, current Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins, distance runner Greg Meyer of Grand Rapids, softball star John Spring of Detroit and longtime Detroit St. Martin De Porres football coach Ron Thompson.