Tom Bettis
Bettis on a 1955 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1933-03-17) March 17, 1933 (age 86)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s): LB
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 1 / Pick 5
 As player:
Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

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.

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

Template:1955 NFL Draft

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