Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis is one of the greatest running backs of all time.
He is also a staple figure in Pittsburgh sports.
This is why Bettis, along with former Steelers fullback and hero Franco Harris (though he has not confirmed as of now) and NHL Legend Mario Lemieux will hold a ceremonial puck drop at the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic. Following the puck drop, Bettis will head over to the Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square where Pepsi MAX will hold a viewing party for the Winter Classic.
With the Winter Classic festivities just around the corner, I was given the opportunity to conduct an interview with Bettis and I asked him who he would consider the top five running backs in NFL history.
Does he make his own list?
Here are Bettis' top five running backs of all time. Please note these are no particular order, I am presenting them to you in the order he told me.
Laura Falcon is a Featured Columnist for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Follow her on Twitter or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or questions.