Elvin Bethea

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Defensive Line

Born: March 1, 1946
Trenton, N.J., U.S.A.

Active: 1968-1983

Defense 1: Turnovers

Season Team Games FR Team
Punts
Forced
Def 1
1968 HOU 14 0 88 0.61
1969 HOU 14 0 85 0.66
1970 HOU 14 2 77 0.69
1971 HOU 14 0 76 0.54
1972 HOU 14 5 61 0.85
1973 HOU 14 1 62 0.52
1974 HOU 14 2 70 0.66
1975 HOU 14 0 73 0.58
1976 HOU 14 2 96 0.80
1977 HOU 9 1 77 0.42
1978 HOU 16 1 81 0.65
1979 HOU 14 1 73 0.54
1980 HOU 14 1 78 0.58
1981 HOU 15 0 70 0.47
1982 HOU 9 0 38 0.27
1983 HOU 7 0 65 0.20
Post 8 0 35 0.25
Total 218 16 9.30

Defense 2: Punting, Sacks and Team Defense

Season Sacks Team
Games
Team
Rush
Yards
Team
Sacks
Team
Sack
Yards
Def 2 Defense Total
1968 14 1704 33 332 0.61 0.61 0.30
1969 14* 14 1556 32 278 0.88 0.77 0.41
1970 9.5* 14 1793 30 246 0.65 0.67 0.33
1971 13* 14 1723 37 344 0.93 0.73 0.37
1972 14 2591 24 172 0.25 0.55 0.27
1973 17* 14 2410 27 229 0.82 0.67 0.33
1974 14 2050 40 349 0.54 0.60 0.38
1975 14 1680 45 343 0.79 0.69 0.37
1976 14.5* 14 2072 50 344 0.84 0.82 0.41
1977 14 1815 32 289 0.53 0.47 0.24
1978 8* 16 2072 37 283 0.84 0.74 0.37
1979 0* 16 2225 51 421 0.41 0.47 0.24
1980 2* 16 1811 34 252 0.53 0.56 0.28
1981 2* 16 2411 33 239 0.33 0.40 0.20
1982 1 9 1225 31 240 0.19 0.23 0.12
1983 0 16 2787 31 250 0.06 0.13 0.07
Post 7 8 910 14 112 0.51 0.38 0.19
Total 112* 581 9.70 9.50 4.88

*From Tennessee Titans 2018 media guide. Individual sacks unofficial prior to 1982.

Offense

Season Fumble
Ret TD
Safety Off 1 Off 2 Offense Total
1968 0 0 0.00 0.30
1969 1 0 0.10 0.05 0.41
1970 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.33
1971 0 0 0.00 0.37
1972 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.27
1973 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.33
1974 1 0 0.33 0.17 0.38
1975 1 0 0.10 0.05 0.37
1976 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.41
1977 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.24
1978 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.37
1979 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.24
1980 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.28
1981 0 0 0.00 0.20
1982 0 0 0.00 0.12
1983 0 0 0.00 0.07
Post 0 0 0.00 0.19
Total 1 2 0 0.52 0.26 4.88

160-game average: 3.58
Apples & Oranges rating: 5.79

Offensive 160-game average: 0.19
Defensive 160-game average: 6.97

Links:
Pro Football Reference
The Football Database

One thought on “Elvin Bethea

  1. Wilson Lambert

    Hi Elvin!

    I have been trying to find a way to contact you for years. My name is Wilson Lambert and I was your brother Warren’s roommate at Cheyney State College! I found out Warren passed about 5 years ago, at least that is what someone told me? We had many many laughs together!!

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