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Saturday, February 4, 2012
Bettis doesn't make cut for Hall of Fame

By Jamison Hensley

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis failed to reach the Hall of Fame today.

Bettis, the sixth all-time leading rusher in NFL history, was one of 15 modern day finalists but he didn't make the cut to 10. Running back Curtis Martin, who ranks fourth on the all-time rushing list, is among the 10 finalists.

This was Bettis' second year of eligibility. Steelers center Dermontti Dawson is also among the 10 finalists.