The Greatest Athlete To Wear #65 is Elvin Bethea- a Hall of Fame defensive end from the Houston Oilers.
A close call at #65. No standout candidate- a few who are about equal. Hall of Famers but not immortals.
Notable #65’s- Hall of Fame offensive lineman Gary Zimmerman who starred with Minnesota and Denver and Tom Mack from the 1970’s Los Angeles Rams. Washington Redskins giant defensive end Dave Butz from the 1970’s and 80’s also deserves mention.
The choice at #65 is Elvin Bethea. Elvin Bethea played his entire career with the Houston Oilers from 1968-83. He was named to 8 Pro Bowls. He had 105 career sacks. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.