Larry Bettencourt

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Larry Bettencourt
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Center, End
Personal information
Date of birth: September 22, 1905
Place of birth: Newark, California
Date of death: September 15, 1978(1978-09-15) (aged 72)
Place of death: New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
College: Saint Mary's College of California
Debuted in 1933 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 1933 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Larry Bettencourt
Third base / Outfield
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 2, 1928 for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1932 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average .258
On-base plus slugging .360
Teams

Lawrence Joseph Bettencourt (September 22, 1905 – September 15, 1978) is a former outfielder and third baseman for the St. Louis Browns and a center for the Green Bay Packers.

A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Bettencourt helped lift Saint Mary's College of California, a small college located in Moraga, California to national prominence. On the defensive side of the ball, Bettencourt became an expert at rushing the punter. During his four-year varsity career, he scored 12 touchdowns, most of them on blocked kicks. As a senior in 1927, he blocked punts in six consecutive games. His offensive play helped gain him All-American honors. During his four years St. Mary's, the school posted a 33-5-2 record.

After graduation, he signed a baseball contract with the St. Louis Browns for $6,000, which was then the largest bonus ever paid a rookie just out of school. In 1933 he played in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers.

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