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Willie Bethea

Willie Bethea
Born: July 21, 1938
High School: Trenton (NJ)
Position(s): HB,FB
Height: 6'0" Weight: 190
College: Patterson Miners
Career: 1963-1970

Willie Bethea played from 1963 to 1970 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Bethea ran for 3,919 yards in his career on 781 attempts, scoring 20 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 145 passes for 1,800 yards and 9 receiving touchdowns..


Passing:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1963 CFL Hamilton 1 1 100.0 20 20.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 20  158.3
1964 CFL Hamilton 1 1 100.0 60 60.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 60  118.8
1967 CFL Hamilton 2 2 100.0 58 29.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 44  158.3
1969 CFL Hamilton 1 1 100.0 27 27.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 27  118.8
Totals 5 5 100.0 165 33.0 2 40.0 0 0.0 60  0 0

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1963 CFL Hamilton 89 435 4.9 51  3
1964 CFL Hamilton 83 408 4.9 33  1
1965 CFL Hamilton 117 598 5.1 45  4
1966 CFL Hamilton 95 531 5.6 55  0
1967 CFL Hamilton 147 737 5.0 39  5
1968 CFL Hamilton 127 607 4.8 17  3
1969 CFL Hamilton 109 543 5.0 19  3
1970 CFL Hamilton 14 60 4.3 11  1
Totals 781 3919 5.0 55  20

Receiving:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1963 CFL Hamilton 11 105 9.5 26  1
1964 CFL Hamilton 6 129 21.5 34  2
1965 CFL Hamilton 8 77 9.6 21  0
1966 CFL Hamilton 20 238 11.9 49  2
1967 CFL Hamilton 40 520 13.0 42  1
1968 CFL Hamilton 32 381 11.9 51  2
1969 CFL Hamilton 26 305 11.7 28  1
1970 CFL Hamilton 2 45 22.5 35  0
Totals 145 1800 12.4 51  9

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1963 CFL Hamilton 5 99 19.8 22  0
1964 CFL Hamilton 11 356 32.4 59  0
1965 CFL Hamilton 10 176 17.6 43  0
1966 CFL Hamilton 12 327 27.3 36  0
1967 CFL Hamilton 13 320 24.6 43  0
1968 CFL Hamilton 6 120 20.0 23  0
Totals 57 1398 24.5 59  0

Defense and Fumbles:

Tackles Fumbles Kicks
Year Team Tackle Solo Assist Def ST TFL TFL Yds Brup QBH Fum F Rec F Rec Yds FR TD FF K Blk
1965 CFL Hamilton N/A 1
1970 CFL Hamilton 1 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG R Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2 Pt Saf Points
1963 CFL Hamilton 3 1 0 0 0 0 24
1964 CFL Hamilton 1 2 0 0 0 0 18
1965 CFL Hamilton 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 30
1966 CFL Hamilton 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
1967 CFL Hamilton 5 1 0 0 0 0 36
1968 CFL Hamilton 3 2 0 0 0 0 30
1969 CFL Hamilton 3 1 0 0 0 24
1970 CFL Hamilton 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Totals 20 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 180

Playing Career:

Year League Team G GS
1963 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 9 0
1964 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7 0
1965 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14
1966 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14
1967 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 0
1968 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14
1969 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 0
1970 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats 4

Honors

1967 - CFL East All-Star