Jerome Bettis finishes college degree, 28 years after leaving school

PITTSBURGH — Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis has completed his degree, 28 years after leaving college.

Bettis announced on Twitter today that he had completed his degree from the Mendoza School of Business and is a member of the Class of 2022.

The former running back left Notre Dame 28 years ago to play in the NFL.

A promise made, a promise kept. 28 years after leaving @NotreDame, I’ve completed my degree from the Mendoza School of Business. I hope my journey serves as reminder that education is the true equalizer in life and it is never too late to start. pic.twitter.com/J0Xn7Up47n

— Jerome Bettis (@JeromeBettis36) May 12, 2022

“I hope my journey serves as reminder that education is the true equalizer in life and it is never too late to start,” said Bettis.