2011: Played in 12 games and started five at fullback during the season... Used primarily as a lead blocker... Did not play versus Central Michigan (10-1) and Kent State (10-8)... Helped clear the way for Chandler Harnish and Jasmin Hopkins, who combined for 2,335 yards... Part of record-setting Huskie offense in 2012... Carried the ball seven times for 18 yards to average 2.6 yards per carry... Gained seven yards on two carries at Buffalo (10-22)... Had his longest carry of the season in the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Arkansas State (1-8) with a seven-yard run on NIU's first scoring drive... Had one carry each versus Western Michigan (10-15), Toledo (11-1) and Eastern Michigan (11-25)... Recorded special teams tackles against Army (9-3), Cal Poly (9-24) and Western Michigan (10-15).
2010: Played in eight games at running back in his first action since transferring to NIU. Ranked fifth on the team in rushing yards with 228 yards on 39 carries. His 39 carries were third on the team behind only Chad Spann and Chandler Harnish. Averaged 5.8 yards per carry with a long run of 30 yards. Rushed for a career-high 82 yards on a season-high 12 carries, including a career-long 30-yard run, versus Central Michigan (10-23). Earn NIU offensive back of the week honors for the CMU game. Had one carry for 30 yards, tying his career-long, at Ball State (11-20). Gained 36 yards on just three attempts at Minnesota (9-25) thanks to a 29-yard tote. Totaled 42 yards on eight carries at Akron (10-2). Picked up 24 yards on 10 attempts at Eastern Michigan (11-26). Rushed for nine yards on three carries at Western Michigan (10-30). Also saw action at Illinois and versus Toledo.
2009: Sat out the season after transferring from Iowa State. Made the transition back to running back after playing linebacker at Iowa State for two years.
2008 (Iowa State): Saw action in 11 games, totaling 19 tackles, 14 solo, while playing linebacker for the Cyclones.Made a season-high six tackles, with five solo stops against Nebraska (10/18/08). Recorded three tackles each in games against UNLV (9/21) and Colorado (11/8). Had two solo tackles against the Buffalos and one solo stop versus the Rebels. Totaled two tackles, both solo, against Missouri (11/15). Compiled two tackles, with one solo stop, against Kent State (9/6). Made one tackle each against South Dakota State (8/28), Texas A&M (10/25), and Oklahoma State (11/1). Also saw time against Iowa (9/13), Kansas (10/4), and Kansas State (11/22).
2007 (Iowa State): Appeared in every game and made three tackles. Totaled one tackle each against Northern Iowa (9/8), Nebraska (9/29), and Texas Tech (10/6). Saw action in games against Kent State (8/30), Iowa (9/15), Toledo (9/22), Texas (10/13), Oklahoma (10/20), Missouri (10/27), Kansas State (11/3), Colorado (11/10) and Kansas (11/17).
High School: Totaled over 3,000 career rushing yards at Stony Point, and owns school records for yards in a season and most rushing touchdowns in a season. Had 139 carries for 909 yards and 11 touchdowns in just seven games his senior season. Rushed for 1,200 yards and three touchdowns as a junior. Named team's most outstanding back as a senior to go with first team all-conference honors. As a junior, earned first team all conference and honorable mention all-area honors.
Personal: Born Sept. 8, 1988 in Columbia, S.C.. Son of the late Charles and Mildred Bell. The fourth youngest child in his family, has four brothers and eight sisters. Earned his degree in communication studies in the spring and is pursuing a second degree in theatre/dance. Involved in missionary work with Celebration Church. Admires Eddie George and Michael Turner. Enjoys watching movies.
BELL'S CAREER STATISTICS
BELL'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 12, vs. Central Michigan, 10-23-10 Rushing Yards: 82, vs. Central Michigan, 10-23-10 Long: 30, twice, last at Ball State, 11-20, 10