PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis is just days away from being a Hall of Famer. He took time out of his hectic schedule leading up to his enshrinement on Saturday to join “The Cook and Poni Show.”
“It’s starting to become very real,” Bettis said. “It’s hard sometimes to envision it. Now, it’s crystal clear. It’s right in front of me.”READ MORE: Defense Attorney Says Homicide Charges In Westmoreland County Slaying Should Be Dropped
Bettis admits that he still hasn’t finished his speech that he will give on Saturday, but knows that it will be all about recognizing those who helped him along the way.
He said it was clear to him that his brother should be the one to introduce him.
“He was a Steelers fan since I was a kid. I thought the first Steelers fan that I ever encountered should introduce me,” Bettis said. “He is going to introduce me on behalf of my family and my father, but also on behalf of all the fans as well.”READ MORE: 'Relax, There's Plenty Of Fuel:' Pennsylvania Largely Unaffected By Colonial Pipeline Outage
Bettis says he will try to just have fun with his speech and enjoy the moment – a moment that he admits wasn’t sure would ever come. He says he started thinking that maybe it wouldn’t happen, but he became comfortable with his career and all that he accomplished.
“If it didn’t happen, it would not have been the end of the world,” Bettis said. “Everything I accomplished would still be there.”
Bettis will get his moment Saturday night as he will be officially enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Listen to the full interview here: