Monday, December 28, 2015

1977 Profile: Bruce Beatty

Special Teams Coach
"New special teams coach Bruce Beatty is linked with two of pro football's most hallowed shrines- Canton and Miami, Ohio. He was born in Canton, home of the legendary Bulldogs and the site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played (1948-50) and was an assistant for five years (1951-55) at Miami, the widely acclaimed 'Cradle of Coaches' which has spawned such giants as Brown, Hayes and Parseghian.
An All-Mid-American Conference tackle, Beatty played two other positions during his undergraduate career, seeing service at both linebacker and end. He passed up a pro playing career to take a position on the Redskin's coaching staff immediately after graduation. From Miami, Beatty moved to Northwestern where he stayed for 14 years (1955-68) as an assistant coach and talent scout.
The Patriots tapped him as offensive line coach in 1969. He remained with New England through the 1972 season when he accepted a defensive position (line) on the Oiler staff. After a year in Houston and a year out of football, Beatty was named offensive line coach of the Lions. He spent two seasons in Detroit (1975-76) before accepting Jim Ringo's offer to join the Buffalo staff."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

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