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Steelers great Jerome Bettis enters Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The Bus has finally arrived in Canton.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

The sixth-leading rusher in NFL history became the 17th Steeler to enter football's most exclusive club when his bust was unveiled in front of a packed stadium, many of them Steelers fans who made the two-hour trip from Pittsburgh to give Bettis a rousing send-off.

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Bettis entered the Hall in his fifth year of eligibility. The six-time Pro Bowler helped the Steelers to six playoff appearances and the franchise's fifth Super Bowl title in 2006, which the team won in Bettis' hometown of Detroit. He retired immediately after the game.

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