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Bettis Waits Again For Hall Of Fame Call

By: Jeff Hathhorn
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — Before what is potentially one of the biggest days of his life, former Steelers great Jerome Bettis joined the 93.7 the Fan live from the Super Bowl.

For a third consecutive year, Bettis is a finalist for induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Host Ron Cook asked him if he was nervous.

“No, not at all,” Bettis said. “I’ve done all I can do, it’s out of my hands now.”

Bettis retired as the fifth leading rusher in NFL history with 13,662 yards.

“As you learn, you become a little more numb to the process,” he said. “I understand how it works now, I don’t get too high, I don’t get too low. If it happens great, if it doesn’t happen, that is great as well.”

Bettis also said all of the 15 finalists are deserving and the list includes former Steeler Kevin Greene and Penn Stater David Robinson.

“There are some great players on the list,” Bettis said. “If my name doesn’t get called, maybe it wasn’t my time. It’s not that I don’t belong, it’s just maybe it wasn’t my time yet.”