Former NFL Star Jerome Bettis Earns Business Degree From Notre Dame Nearly 30 Years After Leaving Campus
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Former NFL Star Jerome Bettis Earns Business Degree From Notre Dame Nearly 30 Years After Leaving Campus

Jerome Bettis just added to his list of accomplishments as the former NFL star has graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

He Accomplished The Feat Nearly 30 Years After Leaving The University

Sports Illustrated reports Jerome Bettis completed his business degree at the private Catholic research university.

The moment follows nearly 30 years after he left the University of Notre Dame to play for the Los Angeles Rams and later the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bettis was only four courses away from completing his degree.

“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,” he wrote on Twitter.

The Achievement Honors A Promise To His Mother

The feat can be credited to Bettis’ mother who he once promised he would obtain a degree.

“I promised my mother that I would get my degree,” Bettis told TODAY back in January. “In my immediate family, I’ll be the first person to graduate from college. But most importantly, I have two children. For them to see dad finish a commitment that he set out some 27 years ago, for me to complete that, I think it says a lot to them.”

Bettis Joins Stephen Curry In Celebration Of A New Degree

Bettis is not the only athlete who has recently returned to school after establishing a successful career in sports. As AfroTech just told you, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry also received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in sociology from Davidson College after 13 years.

“Dream Come True!! Class of 2010….aka 2022 but we got it done! Thanks to my whole village that helped me get across the finish line. Made the promise when I left and had to see it through. Official @davidsoncollege alum. Momma we made it! #greatdaytobeawildcat,” Curry wrote on Twitter.