JeromeBettis is a retired NFL halfback who played for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. He is considered one of the best big backs ever due to his footwork and power, and is currently sixth on the National Football League's all-time rushing list. He retired in 2006 after a Super Bowl victory at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, his city of birth. Gladys and John Bettis are Jerome's parents.