Ryan Bethea

Ryan Bethea
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-03-26) March 26, 1967
Place of birth: Columbia, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: South Carolina
Supplemental draft: 1988 / Round: 5
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 118
Receiving yards: 1,330
Receiving TDs: 24
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Ryan Bethea (born March 26, 1967) is a former American football wide receiver who played two seasons with the Charlotte Rage of the Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 1988 NFL Supplemental Draft. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.

Professional career

Bethea was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 1988 NFL Supplemental Draft.[1] He entered the supplemental draft due to being suspended indefinitely from the South Carolina Gamecocks football team over drug-related charges.[2][3]

Charlotte Rage

Bethea played for the Charlotte Rage from 1992 to 1993, recording 118 receptions and 24 touchdowns on 1,330 receiving yards.[4] He earned AFL All-Star honors in 1993.[5]

Coaching career

Bergen Storm

Bethea was head coach of the Bergen Storm from 2009 to 2010.[6]


  1. "1988 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  2. "S. C. receiver arrested, suspended indefinitely". Wilmington Morning Star. February 6, 1988. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  3. "Names in the News". Los Angeles Times. February 6, 1988. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  4. "Ryan Bethea - Career Stats". arenafan.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  5. "Ryan Bethea - Awards". arenafan.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  6. "Hall of Fame". bergenstorm.no. Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help). Retrieved July 22, 2015. |archive-url= is malformed: timestamp (help)
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