George Bethune (gridiron football)

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George Bethune
No. 57, 93
Position: Defensive end / Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1967-03-30) March 30, 1967 (age 51)
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 7 / Pick: 188
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

George Edward Bethune (born March 30, 1967) is a former American professional football player who was a defensive end and linebacker in the National Football League (NFL), the World League of American Football (WLAF), and the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL, the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF, and the Sacramento Gold Miners and San Antonio Texans of the CFL. He played collegiately at the University of Alabama,[1] where he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity in 1987.

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Bethune was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round (188th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft. He was released on August 19, 1991.

Sacramento Surge[edit]

Bethune was selected by the Sacramento Surge in the first round (first overall) of the 1992 World League of American Football Draft.

Houston Oilers[edit]

Bethune was signed by the Houston Oilers on July 7, 1992. He was released on August 31.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Bethune was signed by the Green Bay Packers on February 24, 1993.[2]

Sacramento Gold Miners[edit]

Bethune was acquired by the Sacramento Gold Miners from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a trade for defensive end Emanuel King on May 24, 1994.[3]


  1. ^ "George Bethune NFL Football Statistics". Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. February 25, 1993. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. May 25, 1994. Retrieved March 24, 2011.