How much is Elvin Bethea worth?
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Football Player|
|Date of Birth:||March 1, 1946|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Elvin Bethea
Elvin Lamont Bethea is a former American football defensive end who played his entire career with the Houston Oilers. He played for North Carolina A&T State University and was the first person from that school to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2003.
Despite being selected as an offensive lineman in the third round of the 1968 AFL/NFL Draft, Elvin Bethea starred for 16 seasons as a defensive end with the Houston Oilers, and went on to be the first North Carolina A&T State University player to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In college, he played offensive guard and tackle as well as defensive end and linebacker. In his early Oilers days he played both ways also before finally settling on defensive end. Although he had been projected as an offensive lineman, a series of injuries on the defensive line caused Oilers Head Coach Wally Lemm to try Bethea at defensive end and by mid-season, he was starting.
Bethea played in 210 games during his long career in Houston, including a stretch of 135 consecutive. He started at defensive end in the 1968 season opener and didnt miss a game until breaking his arm in a game against the Oakland Raiders on November 13, 1977. He led the team in sacks six times, finishing his career with 105 unofficial sacks. He reached the AFC Championship game in 1978 and 1979, but was kept out of the Super Bowl each time by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Named a Pittsburgh Courier All-American three years in a row while at North Carolina A&T All-Pro Second Team – 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979
- All-AFL Second Team – 1969
- Selected to 8 Pro Bowls – 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980
- Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 3, 2003