Jerome Bettis to trace his bloodline on NBC show

Fri, Mar 9
12:07
PM ET

The Bus is heading Down South.

Retired Super Bowl champ Jerome Bettis will be featured on tonight's episode of NBC's hit family-tree fact-finding show "Who Do You Think You Are?" Page 2 snagged an exclusive clip of his segment, which has the Detroit-born Bettis heading to Paducah, Ky., to discover more details about his maternal bloodline.

In the episode, Bettis learns a great deal about his great great grandfather, who stood up to racism and ended up suing a corporate giant during the Jim Crow era.

Sounds like Bettis gets his strength naturally.

The show airs tonight at 8/7 Central on NBC.