Le’Veon Andrew Bell ( born February 18, 1992) is an American football running backfor the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State, and was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Secondary school vocation
Chime attended Groveport Madison High School in Groveport, Ohio, where he played football, b-ball, and ran track. He played running back for the Groveport Cruisers football team. As a sophomore, Bell kept running for 789 hurrying yards and nine touchdowns. As a lesser, Bell kept running for 1,100 surging yards and 13 touchdowns, and as a senior, Bell kept running for 1,333 yards on 200 conveys with 21 touchdowns. He was chosen first-group All-Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division as a senior. In basketball, Bell earned second-group All-OCC Ohio Division respects as a lesser. He additionally partook in track and field while at Groveport, where he ran the 100 and 200-meter dashes and was one of the state’s best entertainers in the high jump (personal-best of 6’8″ or 2.03 meters).
Considered a two-star select by ESPN.com, Bell was recorded as the No. 211 running back in the country in 2010.Although he was a 3-year starter in secondary school, Bell had constrained grant offers from Bowling Green, Marshall, and Eastern Michigan, yet he would have liked to attend Ohio State. Ringer’s secondary school important, Donis Toler Jr., trusted he was under-selected and connected with Michigan State’s head coach Mark Dantonio. In spite of the fact that Dantonio had known about Bell, they had never explored him by and by or had thought of offering him a grant. With football season over, Dantonio sent his running back’s mentor to scout Bell at his secondary school ball game. After he completed his senior football season, he at long last got a grant offer from Michigan Stateafter various players got into inconvenience and Michigan State had open grants accessible with a need at running back. In 2010, he moved on from secondary school early and started going to Michigan State that spring semester.
Ringer enlisted in Michigan State University, where he played for the Michigan State Spartans football team from 2010 to 2012.
As a rookie in 2010, he showed up in 13 diversions, scrambling for 605 yards on 107 conveys with eight surging touchdowns. He additionally included 97 yards 11 gatherings and returned six kickoffs for 142 yards. In add up to, he had 844 generally useful yards. He gotten All Big-Ten Freshman respects from ESPN.com and Rivals.com.
As a sophomore in 2011, Bell drove the Spartans in hurrying with 948 yards on 182 conveys and 13 touchdowns. Against the Iowa Hawkeyes, he had 161 yards of aggregate offense and a surging touchdown. Against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, he had 165 generally useful yards (96 surging, 38 accepting, and 31 kickoff return yards) and two aggregate touchdowns in the game.Against #18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl, Bell scrambled for 48 yards on 17 conveys with two touchdowns and had five gatherings for 39 yards in Michigan State’s 33– 30 triumph.
Against Eastern Michigan in 2012, Bell kept running for a vocation high 253 yards while additionally guaranteeing the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Award. He completed the season with 1,793 hurrying yards, which completed second in the Big Ten. He was voted to the First Team All-Big Ten by the mentors and media, ESPN.com, College Football News, and Phil Steele.
After his lesser season in 2012, Bell chose to forego his senior season and entered the 2013 NFL Draft.
Year Team GP– GS Rushing Receiving Kick Returns
Att Gain Avg TD Long Avg/G Rec Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G No. Yards Avg TD Long
2010 Michigan State 13– 0 107 605 5.7 8 75 46.5 11 97 8.8 0 35 7.5 6 142 23.7 0 32
2011 Michigan State 14– 6 182 948 5.2 13 35 67.7 35 267 7.6 0 45 19.1 1 31 31.0 0 31
2012 Michigan State 13– 13 382 1,793 4.7 12 40 137.9 32 167 5.2 1 20 12.8 4 46 11.5 0 31
Total 40– 19 671 3,346 5.0 33 75 83.7 78 531 6.8 1 45 13.3 11 219 19.9 0 32
Leaving Michigan State, Bell was anticipated by the greater part of examiners to be a second or third round determination. He was positioned as the fifth best running back by NFLDraftScout.com and positioned the best in general running back by NFL analyst Bucky Brooks. He got a solicitation to the NFL Combine and took an interest in all exercises and positional drills.
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 3⁄8 in
(1.86 m) 230 lb
(104 kg) 31 1⁄2 in
(0.80 m) 9 5⁄8 in
(0.24 m) 4.60 s 1.52 s 2.60 s 4.24 s 6.75 s 31 1⁄2 in
(0.80 m) 9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m) 24 reps
All qualities from NFL Combine
Chime was happy with his join execution and just performed positional drills at Michigan State’s Pro Day. Bell, Dion Sims, William Gholston, Johnny Adams, and five other Michigan State prospects worked out before scouts and agents from 29 NFL teams. The just head mentor that went to was Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin. Scouts looked at Bell as a major wounding back with fast feet and lower body quality and furthermore gave him certain audits for his capacity to run north-south, for his solid cuts, and decent blasts through gaps. The main negative surveys depended on his constrained ball-transporter vision, conflicting blocking, and his stature that would potentially influence his speed and capacity to evade tacklers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Bell in the second round (48th by and large) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the second running back to be chosen that year, just behind Giovani Bernard (37th by and large, Bengals).
On June 3, 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers marked Bell to a four-year, $4.12 million new kid on the block get that incorporates $2.27 million ensured and a marking reward of $1.37 million.