Jerome Bettis Biography

( 1972 - )
March 29, 2019
First published on:January 18, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Jerome Bettis

Date of Birth: 1972, February 16
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Jerome Abram Bettis Sr.
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan
Famous Name Jerome Bettis
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Johnnie Bettis
Mother Gladys Bettis
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $200,000
Siblings sister Kimberly Bettis and brother John Bettis III
Career Earnings $35 million
No. of Twitter Followers 253 k
No. of Instagram Followers 243 k
Weight 252 lbs
Show The Jerome Bettis Show
Show Time Saturdays at 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM
Other Show SportsCenter, Football Night in America
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Sportscaster
Started career as football player
Currently Working For WPXI-TV
University attended Notre Dame
School attended Mackenzie School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Trameka Boykin
Children Jada Bettis, Jerome Bettis Jr.

Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. is a former  American football player currently working as a journalist hosting The Jerome Bettis Show on WPXI-TV broadcasted on the Saturdays at 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM edition. Other than working for WPXI-TV, he also hosts shows like SportsCenter, Football Night in America and appeared in NBC's comedy series The Office. Besides, he is also the NFL analyst for the ESPN programs. Jerome Bettis earns around $200,000, annually with a net worth of over $15 million.

Bettis is married to his girlfriend Tameka Boykin and has two children Jada Bettis and Jerome Bettis Jr.

Jerome Bettis Net worth and Salary

The American sports analyst and former football player Jerome has an estimated net worth of $15 million and receives an annual salary of $200,000 from his successful reporting career with WPXI-TV.

Bettis earned most of his net worth through his playing career. On 22 July 1993, Jerome signed a $4,625 million contract with a signing bonus of more than $2 million for three years with Los Angeles Rams.

Jerome along with his parents and Don Barden teamed to build a new arena and Barden promised to fund an amount of $7.5 million.

Total Earnings during his playing career:

Year Team Salary  
1993 Los Angeles Rams    $2,355,000
1994 Los Angeles Rams    $443,750
1995 Los Angeles Rams    $532,500
1996 Pittsburgh Steelers   $621,250
1997 Pittsburgh Steelers   $5,700,000
1998 Pittsburgh Steelers   $2,800,000
1999 Pittsburgh Steelers   $3,200,000
2000 Pittsburgh Steelers   $6,740,000
2001 Pittsburgh Steelers   $2,390,000
2002 Pittsburgh Steelers   $2,940,000
2003 Pittsburgh Steelers   $1,000,000
2004 Pittsburgh Steelers   $3,600,000
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers   $100,000
      $35,122,500

Besides he has a restaurant Jerome Bettis 36 located in Pittsburgh, Northside. He might be earning an additional amount through his investment in the restaurant.

Jerome Bettis Personal Life

Jerome Bettis is a married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with a girlfriend, Tameka Boykin after a long romantic affair since July 9, 2006. The couple is blessed with two children Jada Bettis, and Jerome Bettis Jr. Jerome and his wife are living happily together with their children.

So far there are no rumors regarding their divorce and are living a happy married life. The famous football player is quite popular in social media with a huge number of fan following.

He also did political donations to both parties of America. Bettis runs the Jerome Bettis Asthma and Sports Camp for needy children and has delivered over 1000 pairs of cleats to the Detroit School children.

Bettis has a height of 5 feet 11 inch and weighs around 255 lbs with a charming personality.

Jerome Bettis Early Life and Educational History

Jerome Bettis was born as Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. on February 16, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan to Johnnie Bettis and Gladys Bettis. Jerome is American by nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnic group. He spent his childhood along with sister Kimberly Bettis and brother John Bettis III.

Bettis joined the Mackenzie School for high school and later attended the Notre Dame University from where he completed his Bachler's degree.

In the early age, he was diagnosed with Asthma and started playing football after high school.

Jerome Bettis Professional Career

Jerome started his playing career after being drafted by Los Angeles Rams in the 1993 NFL Draft and played there until the 1996 NFL Draft. He joined the Pittsburgh Steelers after Bam Morris was arrested for marijuana possession.

In a game against Bear's, he collided with Mike Green and linebacker Brian Urlacher due to heavy snowfall. Bettis was given "The Closer" nickname by Steeler head coach Bill Cowher. In addition, he played football until 2005 and ended his playing career.

CAPTION: Jerome Bettis to Le'Veon Bell: You're not as good without Steelers SOURCE: Sporting News

Jerome said during his retirement "I played this game for a championship. I'm a champion, and I think the Bus's last stop is here in Detroit." and was holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the retirement announcement. 

Bettis started his broadcasting career with the NBC Sports in 2006 and worked there for Football Night In America until 2008. Moreover, he worked in "The Office" comedy series of NBC. Currently, he is hosting The Jerome Bettis Show and also is an NFL analyst for ESPN.

Bettis returned NBC to help Bob Costas for SuperBowl XLIX in 2015. Some of the former NFL players currently working as a sportscaster include James Lofton and Eric Davis.


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