NFL Great Jerome Bettis Delivers Powerful Keynote Speech at Compeer Rochester Sports Luncheon

Former Steeelers running back, Jerome Bettis, aka: The Bus,’ was the keynote speaker at Ben R. Giambrone/Compeer Rochester Sports Luncheon held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Compeer Rochester, which is celebrating 40 years, provides mental wellness services to at-risk adults, veterans and youth. Its model for success is supportive one-to-one relationships.

Photo shows Jerome Bettis speaking with Dan Patrick in a February 1, 2013 interview.

Photo shows Jerome Bettis speaking with Dan Patrick in a February 1, 2013 interview.

Bettis, who spent thirteen years in the NFL, has 13,662 rushing yards, six Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl ring added to his list of achievments. The NFL legend could have spent his time speaking about his career, but instead delivered a simple, powerful 25-minute message that had just as much impact as his rushing.

The Super Bowl Champ told the audience to give back. Be a mentor to someone. Be a friend. Make a difference. The six-time Pro Bowler, who joined Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann and Rocky Bleier among the Steelers greats to speak at the Compeer lunch, knows all about the power of such a thing.

“It’s important to recognize Compeer and what they’re doing, what they provide, the opportunities for kids, for families, for veterans,” Bettis, 41, said. “It’s so important we help, do whatever we can, whether it’s time or a donation. It made a difference in my life and I know what it means.”

Watch Video of Jerome Bettis speaking with Dan Patrick on March 21, 2013

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