Tom Bettis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tom Bettis
Date of birth: (1933-03-17) March 17, 1933 (age 81)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s): LB
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 1 / Pick 5
Organizations
As player:
1955-1961
1962
1963
Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Chicago Bears
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Thomas William "Tom" Bettis (born March 17, 1933) is a former American football linebacker and coach. After starring at Purdue, Bettis was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1955 NFL Draft. He played nine seasons for the Packers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Chicago Bears. Bettis served as interim coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1977 after the firing of Paul Wiggin. In seven games as Head Coach, Bettis complied a 1-6 record ending a 12-year stint as a coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He returned in 1988 to be the defensive backs coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Vince Costello
Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1977
Succeeded by
Rod Rust
Preceded by
Dave Adolph
Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator
1985
Succeeded by
Dave Adolph
Preceded by
Dave Brazil
Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach
1988
Succeeded by
Tony Dungy