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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
* Green Bay Packers ( 1933)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame
Larry Bettencourt
Third base / Outfield
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Date of birth:
Career information
Debuted in 1928 for the [[St. Louis Browns]]
Last played in 1932 for the [[St. Louis Browns]]
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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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