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Tom Bettis

William Thomas Bettis (Buddha)

Position: LB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 228 lbs.

Born: March 17, 1933 in Chicago, IL
High School: St. Mel's
College: Purdue   (school history)
Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1955 NFL Draft.

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1977 44 Kansas City Chiefs NFL 7 1 6 0 .143 5
9 yrs 7 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 3.8 Avg Finish
7 yrs STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.9
1 yr CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
1 yr KAN 7 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 5.0

Games over .500: -5
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1977 KAN 28 27 14 27 27 16 17 26 26 20 13 9 25 9 12 20 24 19 28 27 5 28 28 28 28 2 10 14 18 11 21
1978 STL 28 21 7 23 7 7 23 7 18 25 19 26 6 2 4 14 12 11 13 15 13 18 19 11 20 18 12 7 18 10 9
1979 STL 28 23 21 20 13 10 17 25 11 3 4 2 24 9 20 27 20 24 16 21 17 22 14 15 10 7 20 16 20 20 12
1980 STL 28 24 17 20 19 22 19 12 13 9 5 6 8 17 25 22 13 26 19 21 16 19 16 17 9 13 23 20 17 18 12
1981 STL 28 17 20 25 24 19 18 20 14 9 6 6 17 19 22 24 20 23 23 27 15 14 25 23 27 14 10 16 26 13 20
1982 STL 28 10 16 23 22 23 25 2 7 7 10 10 14 26 26 27 1 25 14 12 26 8 12 2 16 14 19 17 25 26 15
1983 STL 28 12 15 21 15 17 9 24 11 7 17 8 27 20 24 5 10 19 6 25 4 5 8 25 14 6 20 14 20 3 4
1984 STL 28 9 17 8 3 3 4 12 16 9 2 7 25 7 3 5 6 3 8 17 18 5 14 8 22 20 10 9 22 10 13
1985 CLE 28 12 27 15 16 21 23 11 8 8 13 9 28 27 25 22 2 11 9 7 27 17 10 11 7 28 14 12 6 19 13
9 yrs %tile 39 44 29 42 49 42 45 50 62 67 71 32 52 42 37 56 39 45 32 51 45 41 44 39 59 51 54 36 53 54
7 yrs ARI 44 46 32 51 52 45 52 58 68 71 70 42 53 40 40 62 37 53 33 48 57 48 52 43 57 45 53 28 53 60
1 yr CLE 61 7 50 46 29 21 64 75 75 57 71 4 7 14 25 96 64 71 79 7 43 68 64 79 4 54 61 82 36 57
1 yr KAN 7 54 7 7 46 43 11 11 32 57 71 14 71 61 32 18 36 4 7 86 4 4 4 4 96 68 54 39 64 29

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1977 44 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1978 45 NFL St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
1979 46 NFL St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
1980 47 NFL St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
1981 48 NFL St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
1982 49 NFL St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
1983 50 NFL St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
1984 51 NFL St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
1985 52 NFL Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Jim Hanifan Defensive Coordinator
Marty Schottenheimer Defensive Coordinator
Paul Wiggin Defensive Coordinator
Bud Wilkinson Defensive Coordinator
Larry Wilson Defensive Coordinator