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Le'Veon Bell
RB #26
Height:
6-1
Weight:
225
Age:
25
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
283
YDS
1,105
AVG
3.9
TDS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,191 5,150 4.3 81 33 302 2,584 8.6 48 7 8 4
2017 PIT 13 13 283 1,105 3.9 27 7 75 579 7.7 42 2 3 2
2016 PIT 12 12 261 1,268 4.9 44 7 75 616 8.2 32 2 4 1
2015 PIT 6 6 113 556 4.9 42 3 24 136 5.7 20 0 -- --
2014 PIT 16 16 290 1,361 4.7 81 8 83 854 10.3 48 3 -- --
2013 PIT 13 13 244 860 3.5 43 8 45 399 8.9 43 0 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @CLE W 21-18 10 32 3.2 15 0 3 15 5 10 0 -- --
2 MIN W 26-9 27 87 3.2 11 0 4 4 1 4 0 -- --
3 @CHI L 17-23 15 61 4.1 13 1 6 37 6.2 12 0 -- --
4 @BAL W 26-9 35 144 4.1 21 2 4 42 10.5 18 0 1 0
5 JAX L 9-30 15 47 3.1 15 0 10 46 4.6 9 0 -- --
6 @KC W 19-13 32 179 5.6 27 1 3 12 4 9 0 -- --
7 CIN W 29-14 35 134 3.8 15 0 3 58 19.3 42 0 -- --
8 @DET W 20-15 25 76 3 8 1 2 5 2.5 3 0 1 1
10 @IND W 20-17 26 80 3.1 15 0 5 32 6.4 13 0 -- --
11 TEN W 40-17 12 46 3.8 7 0 9 57 6.3 14 0 -- --
12 GB W 31-28 20 95 4.8 14 0 12 88 7.3 15 0 1 1
13 @CIN W 23-20 18 76 4.2 16 0 5 106 21.2 35 1 -- --
14 BAL W 39-38 13 48 3.7 11 2 9 77 8.6 20 1 -- --

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Biography

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Joined Jerome Bettis as the second player in franchise history to record at least 4,000 yards from scrimmage in their first three seasons with the team (2013-15: 4,166).
  • Named Steelers’ MVP, earned first-team Associated Press All-Pro honors, earned his first Pro Bowl selection, named to PFWA’s All-NFL and All-AFC Teams, named PFWA’s Most Improved Player, named NFL 101 AFC Co-Offensive Player of the Year, named FedEx Ground Player of the Year, named NFL.com’s Fantasy Player of the Year and was named ESPN.com’s AFC North Most Valuable Player all in 2014.
  • Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week three times (Weeks 3, 11 and 14) in 2014 and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week once (Week 14).
  • Set the single-season team record for yards from scrimmage (2,215) in 2014.
  • Set the single-season team record for running backs in receptions (83) and receiving yards (854) in 2014.
  • Set the team single-season first down record (since 1991) with 114 total first downs in 2014.
  • Rushed for 2,221 yards in his first two seasons in his NFL career, the most by a Steeler in their first two years with the team (2013-14).
  • Set the franchise record for the most yards from scrimmage by a Steeler in their first two seasons (2013-14: 3,474).
  • Won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given annually to the team’s top rookie in 2013.
  • Set the rookie single-season franchise record with 1,259 yards from scrimmage in 2013.
  • Was named Pepsi Next Rookie of the Week for Week 16 in 2013.

PRO (60-60/3-3): Placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on November 2, 2015, due to a right knee injury…activated to the Steelers’ 53-man roster on September 23, 2015…suspension lifted on September 21, 2015…placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner List on September 5, 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2017 (13-13/0-0): Has the fourth-most rushing yards in team history (5,102)...has the second-most receiving yards in team history among running backs (2,507)... has the second-most receptions (293) in Steelers history among running backs and ninth-most among all players...his 7,609 scrimmage yards are the sixth- most in team history and the most in a player’s first five years with the Steelers...has the fifth-most 100-yard rushing games in team history (17)...has posted at least 100 yards from scrimmage in 39 career regular season games...owns the most 150 scrimmage-yard games in Steelers history (16)...is tied for the most 200-yard rushing games in team history (2, Willie Parker)...has the most games with at least 200 scrimmage yards in team history (5)...has the fifth-most rushing touchdowns in team history (31)...is tied for the 12th-most touchdowns from scrimmage in team history (37)...reached 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2017 to mark the fourth season of his NFL career with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and second in a row...since entering the league in 2013, he is one of four active players to total at least 100 scrimmage yards in 30 games during the regular season...became the fourth player in team history to reach 5,000 rushing yards...reached 5,000 career rushing yards in his 58th regular-season game – the second-fewest games to the milestone in Steelers history (Jerome Bettis: 57)...reached the 1,000-rushing yard barrier in 2017 – the third 1,000-yard season of his NFL career – and his second consecutive...is the first Steeler to record 1,000-rushing yards in consecutive seasons since 2009-10 (Rashard Mendenhall)...became the first running back in team history to have two seasons with at least 70 receptions (2014 and 2016)...is one of only three players in team history (Franco Harris and Merril Hoge) to record at least 3,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards...became the first player in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards in his first 50 games...his 240 receptions in his first 50 career games rank as the third-most in NFL history by a running back games (Reggie Bush: 254, LaDanian Tomlinson: 244, Le’Veon Bell: 240)...reached 6,500 scrimmage yards in his NFL career in his 52nd regular-season game – tying LaDanian Tomlinson for the third-fewest games in NFL history to the milestone (Edgerrin James: 50 and Eric Dickerson: 51) and marking the fewest in team history...reached 35 regular-season games with 100 scrimmage yards or more in his 54th game – tying Adrian Peterson for the fifth-fewest games to record 35 games with at least 100 scrimmage yards in NFL history...reached 7,500 yards from scrimmage in 59 games, tying Eric Dickerson for the fewest games to reach 7,500 scrimmage yards in NFL history...set a Steelers record for the fewest games (55) to reach 7,000 scrimmage yards (previous: 75, Jerome Bettis).

  • 9/10 at Cleveland: Surpassed Willie Parker (6,075) for the eighth most scrimmage yards in Steelers history. 

  • 9/17 vs. Minnesota: Led all rushers with 87 yards on 27 carries and caught four passes for four yards...broke a tie with Ray Mathews (230) for 
sole possession of the third-most receptions by a Steelers running back in team history, now with 234. 

  • 9/24 at Chicago: Rushed for 61 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown and added six receptions for 37 yards...scored his first touchdown of 
2017 on a one-yard run, breaking a tie with Barry Foster and John Henry Johnson for sole possession of the sixth-most rushing touchdowns in Steelers history...surpassed teammate Antonio Brown (236) for the most catches by a Steeler in their first 50 games with the franchise, now with 240. 

  • 10/1 at Baltimore: Led all players with a game-high 186 yards from scrimmage (144 rushing yards / 42 receiving yards) and scored two rushing touchdowns...his two rushing touchdowns marked the fifth multi-rushing touchdown game of his NFL career...his 186 yards from scrimmage are the seventh-highest output in his NFL regular-season career and his 144 rushing yards tie as the sixth-most in his NFL regular- season career...posted the 15th 100-yard rushing game of his NFL career, his third in his career against Baltimore and tying him for fifth-most in team history...recorded 95 yards from scrimmage in the first half (57 rushing / 38 receiving) – the sixth-most scrimmage yards in the opening half of a game in his NFL career...totaled 56 yards from scrimmage in the first quarter (36 rushing / 20 receiving) - the 13th time in his NFL career with 50 or more yards in the opening stanza of a game. 

  • 10/8 vs. Jacksonville: Tallied 93 yards from scrimmage (47 rushing / 46 receiving) and tied for the game high in receptions with 10 (Antonio Brown)...surpassed John Henry Johnson (4,381) for the fourth-most rushing yards by a Steeler in team history...matched a personal regular- season single-game high of 10 receptions, (10, Oct. 23, 2016 vs. New England)...totaled 52 scrimmage yards (25 rushing / 27 receiving) in the first quarter to mark the 14th time in his NFL regular-season career with at least 50 scrimmage yards in the opening stanza. 

  • 10/22 at Kansas City: Totaled game highs in rushing attempts (32), rushing yards (179) and yards from scrimmage (191), and
added a rushing touchdown...his 179 rushing yards tie as the tenth-most in a single-game in Steelers history and the fourth-most in
his NFL regular-season career...posted the 16th 100-yard rushing performance of his career and his third-straight against Kansas City...set single-game career highs for rushing attempts (17) and rushing yards (99) in the first half of game...eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage (99 rushing / 3 receiving) in the first half for the sixth time in the regular season of his NFL career...rushed for 71 yards in the first quarter, matching a career-high for the most rushing yards in the opening quarter of a game (Nov. 13, 2014 vs. New Orleans)...broke a tie with Franco Harris for most 150-yard rushing games.
  • 10/22 vs. Cincinnati: Led all players in rushing yards (134 on 35 carries) and yards from scrimmage (192: 134 rushing / 58 receiving)...rushed for at least 125 yards in consecutive games for the first time in his NFL career and is the first Steeler since 2007 (Willie Parker: Sept. 16-23) to do so...eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage (51 rushing / 58 receiving) in the first half for the seventh time in the regular season of his NFL career and in back-to-back weeks...totaled 55 scrimmage yards (32 rushing / 23 receiving) in the first quarter to mark the 16th time in his NFL career eclipsing 50 total yards in the opening quarter of a game and for the fourth time in 2017...gained 42 yards on a reception in the second quarter – the fifth 40-yard reception of his NFL career and first since Dec. 14, 2014 at Atlanta. 

  • 10/29 at Detroit: Amassed 81 yards from scrimmage (76 rushing and 5 receiving), and scored a rushing touchdown...scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a 5-yard run in the second quarter, marking his fourth season with at least five rushing scores...reached 7,000 yards from scrimmage in his 55th game, tying Eric Dickerson for the fewest games to reach 7,000 scrimmage yards in NFL history...set a Steelers record for the fewest games (55) to reach 7,000 scrimmage yards (previous: 75, Jerome Bettis).
  • 11/12 at Indianapolis: Led all players in rushing yards (80 yards on 26 carries) and yards from scrimmage with 112 (80 rushing and 32 receiving on five catches)…reached 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2017 to mark the fourth season of his NFL career with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and second in a row…surpassed Plaxico Burress (264) for the ninth-most catches in Steelers history.
  • 11/16 vs. Tennessee: Amassed 103 yards from scrimmage (46 rushing on 12 carries / 57 receiving on nine catches)...surpassed Jerome Bettis (7,292) for the most scrimmage yards by a Steeler in the first five years with the team…surpassed Franco Harris (2,284) for the third-most receiving yards by a running back in Steelers history.
  • 11/26 vs. Green Bay: Led all players with game highs in rushing yards (95 on 20 carries), yards from scrimmage 183 (95 rushing / 88 receiving) and receptions (12)…his 12 receptions established a personal single-game high (previous: 10, twice) and are the most by a Steelers running back in team history…became the fourth player in team history to reach 5,000 rushing yards and reached the mark in the second-fewest games (Jerome Bettis: 57)...registered at least 150 yards from scrimmage for the 15th time in his NFL career during the regular season. 
  • 12/4 at Cincinnati: Led all players with a game-highs in yards from scrimmage (182) and receiving yards (106)...his 106 receiving yards marked the second 100-receiving yard game of his regular-season career (159: Nov. 30, 2014 vs. New Orleans)...registered at least 150 yards from scrimmage for the 16th time in his NFL career during the regular season...reached 7,500 yards from scrimmage in 59 games, tying Eric Dickerson for the fewest games to reach 7,500 scrimmage yards in NFL history. 
  • 12/10 vs. Baltimore: Totaled 125 yards from scrimmage (48 rushing / 77 receiving), scoring three touchdowns (two rushing / one receiving) to mark his third game with at least three touchdowns, tying Jerome Bettis and Antonio Brown for the most such games in team history...marked his eighth regular-season game of his NFL career with multiple touchdowns...surpassed Franco Harris (5,133) for the second-most rushing yards by a Steeler in their first five years with the team...surpassed Terry Bradshaw (32) for the fourth-most rushing touchdowns in Steelers history... scored his sixth and seventh rushing touchdown of the season, marking his fourth season with at least six rushing touchdowns...extended his consecutive games streak with at least 100 yards from scrimmage to five, dating back to Nov. 12, 2017, at Indianapolis.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Joined Jerome Bettis as the second player in franchise history to record at least 4,000 yards from scrimmage in their first three seasons with the team (2013-15: 4,166).
  • Named Steelers’ MVP, earned first-team Associated Press All-Pro honors, earned his first Pro Bowl selection, named to PFWA’s All-NFL and All-AFC Teams, named PFWA’s Most Improved Player, named NFL 101 AFC Co-Offensive Player of the Year, named FedEx Ground Player of the Year, named NFL.com’s Fantasy Player of the Year and was named ESPN.com’s AFC North Most Valuable Player all in 2014.
  • Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week three times (Weeks 3, 11 and 14) in 2014 and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week once (Week 14).
  • Set the single-season team record for yards from scrimmage (2,215) in 2014.
  • Set the single-season team record for running backs in receptions (83) and receiving yards (854) in 2014.
  • Set the team single-season first down record (since 1991) with 114 total first downs in 2014.
  • Rushed for 2,221 yards in his first two seasons in his NFL career, the most by a Steeler in their first two years with the team (2013-14).
  • Set the franchise record for the most yards from scrimmage by a Steeler in their first two seasons (2013-14: 3,474).
  • Won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given annually to the team’s top rookie in 2013.
  • Set the rookie single-season franchise record with 1,259 yards from scrimmage in 2013.
  • Was named Pepsi Next Rookie of the Week for Week 16 in 2013.

PRO (60-60/3-3): Placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on November 2, 2015, due to a right knee injury…activated to the Steelers’ 53-man roster on September 23, 2015…suspension lifted on September 21, 2015…placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner List on September 5, 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2017 (13-13/0-0): Has the fourth-most rushing yards in team history (5,102)...has the second-most receiving yards in team history among running backs (2,507)... has the second-most receptions (293) in Steelers history among running backs and ninth-most among all players...his 7,609 scrimmage yards are the sixth- most in team history and the most in a player’s first five years with the Steelers...has the fifth-most 100-yard rushing games in team history (17)...has posted at least 100 yards from scrimmage in 39 career regular season games...owns the most 150 scrimmage-yard games in Steelers history (16)...is tied for the most 200-yard rushing games in team history (2, Willie Parker)...has the most games with at least 200 scrimmage yards in team history (5)...has the fifth-most rushing touchdowns in team history (31)...is tied for the 12th-most touchdowns from scrimmage in team history (37)...reached 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2017 to mark the fourth season of his NFL career with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and second in a row...since entering the league in 2013, he is one of four active players to total at least 100 scrimmage yards in 30 games during the regular season...became the fourth player in team history to reach 5,000 rushing yards...reached 5,000 career rushing yards in his 58th regular-season game – the second-fewest games to the milestone in Steelers history (Jerome Bettis: 57)...reached the 1,000-rushing yard barrier in 2017 – the third 1,000-yard season of his NFL career – and his second consecutive...is the first Steeler to record 1,000-rushing yards in consecutive seasons since 2009-10 (Rashard Mendenhall)...became the first running back in team history to have two seasons with at least 70 receptions (2014 and 2016)...is one of only three players in team history (Franco Harris and Merril Hoge) to record at least 3,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards...became the first player in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards in his first 50 games...his 240 receptions in his first 50 career games rank as the third-most in NFL history by a running back games (Reggie Bush: 254, LaDanian Tomlinson: 244, Le’Veon Bell: 240)...reached 6,500 scrimmage yards in his NFL career in his 52nd regular-season game – tying LaDanian Tomlinson for the third-fewest games in NFL history to the milestone (Edgerrin James: 50 and Eric Dickerson: 51) and marking the fewest in team history...reached 35 regular-season games with 100 scrimmage yards or more in his 54th game – tying Adrian Peterson for the fifth-fewest games to record 35 games with at least 100 scrimmage yards in NFL history...reached 7,500 yards from scrimmage in 59 games, tying Eric Dickerson for the fewest games to reach 7,500 scrimmage yards in NFL history...set a Steelers record for the fewest games (55) to reach 7,000 scrimmage yards (previous: 75, Jerome Bettis).

  • 9/10 at Cleveland: Surpassed Willie Parker (6,075) for the eighth most scrimmage yards in Steelers history. 

  • 9/17 vs. Minnesota: Led all rushers with 87 yards on 27 carries and caught four passes for four yards...broke a tie with Ray Mathews (230) for 
sole possession of the third-most receptions by a Steelers running back in team history, now with 234. 

  • 9/24 at Chicago: Rushed for 61 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown and added six receptions for 37 yards...scored his first touchdown of 
2017 on a one-yard run, breaking a tie with Barry Foster and John Henry Johnson for sole possession of the sixth-most rushing touchdowns in Steelers history...surpassed teammate Antonio Brown (236) for the most catches by a Steeler in their first 50 games with the franchise, now with 240. 

  • 10/1 at Baltimore: Led all players with a game-high 186 yards from scrimmage (144 rushing yards / 42 receiving yards) and scored two rushing touchdowns...his two rushing touchdowns marked the fifth multi-rushing touchdown game of his NFL career...his 186 yards from scrimmage are the seventh-highest output in his NFL regular-season career and his 144 rushing yards tie as the sixth-most in his NFL regular- season career...posted the 15th 100-yard rushing game of his NFL career, his third in his career against Baltimore and tying him for fifth-most in team history...recorded 95 yards from scrimmage in the first half (57 rushing / 38 receiving) – the sixth-most scrimmage yards in the opening half of a game in his NFL career...totaled 56 yards from scrimmage in the first quarter (36 rushing / 20 receiving) - the 13th time in his NFL career with 50 or more yards in the opening stanza of a game. 

  • 10/8 vs. Jacksonville: Tallied 93 yards from scrimmage (47 rushing / 46 receiving) and tied for the game high in receptions with 10 (Antonio Brown)...surpassed John Henry Johnson (4,381) for the fourth-most rushing yards by a Steeler in team history...matched a personal regular- season single-game high of 10 receptions, (10, Oct. 23, 2016 vs. New England)...totaled 52 scrimmage yards (25 rushing / 27 receiving) in the first quarter to mark the 14th time in his NFL regular-season career with at least 50 scrimmage yards in the opening stanza. 

  • 10/22 at Kansas City: Totaled game highs in rushing attempts (32), rushing yards (179) and yards from scrimmage (191), and
added a rushing touchdown...his 179 rushing yards tie as the tenth-most in a single-game in Steelers history and the fourth-most in
his NFL regular-season career...posted the 16th 100-yard rushing performance of his career and his third-straight against Kansas City...set single-game career highs for rushing attempts (17) and rushing yards (99) in the first half of game...eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage (99 rushing / 3 receiving) in the first half for the sixth time in the regular season of his NFL career...rushed for 71 yards in the first quarter, matching a career-high for the most rushing yards in the opening quarter of a game (Nov. 13, 2014 vs. New Orleans)...broke a tie with Franco Harris for most 150-yard rushing games.
  • 10/22 vs. Cincinnati: Led all players in rushing yards (134 on 35 carries) and yards from scrimmage (192: 134 rushing / 58 receiving)...rushed for at least 125 yards in consecutive games for the first time in his NFL career and is the first Steeler since 2007 (Willie Parker: Sept. 16-23) to do so...eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage (51 rushing / 58 receiving) in the first half for the seventh time in the regular season of his NFL career and in back-to-back weeks...totaled 55 scrimmage yards (32 rushing / 23 receiving) in the first quarter to mark the 16th time in his NFL career eclipsing 50 total yards in the opening quarter of a game and for the fourth time in 2017...gained 42 yards on a reception in the second quarter – the fifth 40-yard reception of his NFL career and first since Dec. 14, 2014 at Atlanta. 

  • 10/29 at Detroit: Amassed 81 yards from scrimmage (76 rushing and 5 receiving), and scored a rushing touchdown...scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a 5-yard run in the second quarter, marking his fourth season with at least five rushing scores...reached 7,000 yards from scrimmage in his 55th game, tying Eric Dickerson for the fewest games to reach 7,000 scrimmage yards in NFL history...set a Steelers record for the fewest games (55) to reach 7,000 scrimmage yards (previous: 75, Jerome Bettis).
  • 11/12 at Indianapolis: Led all players in rushing yards (80 yards on 26 carries) and yards from scrimmage with 112 (80 rushing and 32 receiving on five catches)…reached 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2017 to mark the fourth season of his NFL career with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and second in a row…surpassed Plaxico Burress (264) for the ninth-most catches in Steelers history.
  • 11/16 vs. Tennessee: Amassed 103 yards from scrimmage (46 rushing on 12 carries / 57 receiving on nine catches)...surpassed Jerome Bettis (7,292) for the most scrimmage yards by a Steeler in the first five years with the team…surpassed Franco Harris (2,284) for the third-most receiving yards by a running back in Steelers history.
  • 11/26 vs. Green Bay: Led all players with game highs in rushing yards (95 on 20 carries), yards from scrimmage 183 (95 rushing / 88 receiving) and receptions (12)…his 12 receptions established a personal single-game high (previous: 10, twice) and are the most by a Steelers running back in team history…became the fourth player in team history to reach 5,000 rushing yards and reached the mark in the second-fewest games (Jerome Bettis: 57)...registered at least 150 yards from scrimmage for the 15th time in his NFL career during the regular season. 
  • 12/4 at Cincinnati: Led all players with a game-highs in yards from scrimmage (182) and receiving yards (106)...his 106 receiving yards marked the second 100-receiving yard game of his regular-season career (159: Nov. 30, 2014 vs. New Orleans)...registered at least 150 yards from scrimmage for the 16th time in his NFL career during the regular season...reached 7,500 yards from scrimmage in 59 games, tying Eric Dickerson for the fewest games to reach 7,500 scrimmage yards in NFL history.
  • 12/10 vs. Baltimore: Totaled 125 yards from scrimmage (48 rushing / 77 receiving), scoring three touchdowns (two rushing / one receiving) to mark his third game with at least three touchdowns, tying Jerome Bettis and Antonio Brown for the most such games in team history...marked his eighth regular-season game of his NFL career with multiple touchdowns...surpassed Franco Harris (5,133) for the second-most rushing yards by a Steeler in their first five years with the team...surpassed Terry Bradshaw (32) for the fourth-most rushing touchdowns in Steelers history... scored his sixth and seventh rushing touchdown of the season, marking his fourth season with at least six rushing touchdowns...extended his consecutive games streak with at least 100 yards from scrimmage to five, dating back to Nov. 12, 2017, at Indianapolis.

2016 (12-12/3-3): Became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 3,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards in his career (38 games)…reached 4,000 rushing yards in his 47th career game played, the second-fewest games in team history to reach 4,000 rushing yards (Jerome Bettis, 44 games)…his 47 games to reach 4,000 rushing yards is also the third-fewest among active players…has the fifth-most rushing yards in team history (4,045)…his 4,045 rushing yards are the third-most in team history by a Steeler in their first four years with the team…is tied for the sixth-most rushing touchdowns in team history (26)…led the NFL in 2016, as he averaged 157.0 scrimmage yards per game, the team’s single-season record and the third-highest single-season average in NFL history…in 2016, he became the first player in NFL history to average 100 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards per game in a single season…is tied for the most 200-yard rushing games in team history (2, Willie Parker)…reached 5,000 scrimmage yards in just 42 games, establishing a team record for the fewest games to reach 5,000 scrimmage yards, and it is also the second-fewest games to reach 5,000 scrimmage yards among active NFL players (Chris Johnson)…reached 6,000 scrimmage yards in his 47th career game, which is tied for the second-fewest games in NFL history (Eric Dickerson) to reach 6,000 career scrimmage yards…has the most games with at least 200 scrimmage yards in team history (5)…has the most yards from scrimmage in team history in a player’s first four years with the team (6,050)...his 6,050 scrimmage yards are the ninth-most in team history…since entering the league in 2013, he is one of four active players to total at least 100 scrimmage yards in 30 games during the regular season…is one of only three players in team history (Franco Harris and Merril Hoge) to record at least 3,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards…reached 225 receptions in 47 career games, which is tied for the second fewest games (LaDainian Tomlinson) to reach 225 receptions by a running back since 1970…reached 2,000 receiving yards in his 47thcareer game, which is tied for the second-fewest games (Roger Craig and Chuck Foreman) to reach 2,000 receiving yards by a running back since 1970…became the first running back in team history to have two seasons with at least 70 receptions (2014 and 2016)…activated from the Reserve/Suspended By Commissioner List on September 29, 2016…placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner List on September 3, 2016.

  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Made his season debut, rushing for a game-high 144 yards on 18 carries, while adding 34 receiving yards on five receptions.
  • 10/9 vs. N.Y. Jets: Totaled a game-high 154 yards from scrimmage…has recorded at least 150 scrimmage yards in three straight regular-season games (second time in his career).
  • 10/16 at Miami: Led the team in scrimmage yards (108), receptions (6) and receiving yards (55).
  • 10/23 vs. New England: Totaled a game-high 149 scrimmage yards (81 rushing and 68 receiving)…recorded a single-game career-high 10 receptions…the 10 receptions are the second-most all-time in a single game by a running back in Steelers’ history (Franco Harris, 9/19/82 vs. Cincinnati).
  • 11/6 at Baltimore: Played in his 40th career game…recorded 70 scrimmage yards to give him 4,825 in his first 40 career games, the eighth-most in NFL history in a player’s first 40 career games.
  • 11/13 vs. Dallas: Totaled 134 scrimmage yards (57 rushing and 77 receiving), along with one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown…became the 15th player in team history to reach 20 rushing touchdowns.
  • 11/20 at Cleveland: Recorded a season-high 201 scrimmage yards (146 rushing and 55 receiving)…his 146 rushing yards are also a season high…marked his fourth career game with at least 200 scrimmage yards…scored on a one-yard run in the second quarter…totaled 135 scrimmage yards in the first half, a career-high in the opening half of any game…marked the first time since Barry Foster (11/22/92 vs. Indianapolis) that a Steelers running back had at least 135 yards from scrimmage in the first half of a game…set a career high for scrimmage yards in the first quarter (79)…caught seven passes in the first half, the most in a single first half in a game in his career.
  • 11/24 at Indianapolis: Totaled game highs in rushing yards (120) and scrimmage yards (142), to go along with one rushing touchdown…recorded 73 rushing yards in the first half, the fourth-most in an opening half in his career…surpassed 1,000 scrimmage yards for the third season in his career…recorded a five-yard touchdown in the first quarter…marked his third straight game with a rushing touchdown, the fourth such streak of his career.
  • 12/4 vs. N.Y. Giants: Recorded game highs in rushing yards (118) and yards from scrimmage (182)…eclipsed the 100-yard mark in three straight games for the first time in his career…recorded his 60th reception of the season on his third catch, the second time in his career that he recorded at last 60 receptions in a single season.
  • 12/11 at Buffalo: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Ground Player of the Week…became the second player in NFL history to record at least 225 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and three rushing touchdowns in a single game (Jim Brown, 11/19/61)…set the team single-game record by rushing for 236 yards on a single-game career-high 38 carries…surpassed 1,000 yards on the season, the second 1,000-yard season of his career (2014)…tied the Steelers’ single-game record with three rushing touchdowns…marked the 12th time in team history that a running back rushed for three touchdowns in a single game and first since 2015 (DeAngelo Williams, 9/20 vs. San Francisco)…recorded 298 yards from scrimmage, the second-most in a single game in team history (Antonio Brown, 306, 11/8/15 vs. Oakland)…became the first Steeler since Willie Parker (4 games: 2006-07 seasons) to record at least 100 rushing yards in four straight games…marked the first time in his career that he recorded 100 rushing yards in four straight games…marked his 11th career game with 150 scrimmage yards and fifth career game with 200 scrimmage yards…his two rushing touchdowns in the first half were a career-high for an opening half…with 125 scrimmage yards in the first half, it marked the fifth time he totaled at least 100 scrimmage yards in the opening half of a game, and his 125 scrimmage yards were the third-most in an opening half of any game in his career…his 77 rushing yards in the first half were the fourth-most rushing yards in an opening half of any game in his career…his 80 scrimmage yards in the first quarter were the most in an opening quarter in any game in his career.
  • 12/18 at Cincinnati: Totaled a game-high 131 scrimmage yards (93 rushing and 38 receiving)…with 329 rushing yards in his last two games, he has recorded the third-most rushing yards in any two-game span in team history…with 480 scrimmage yards in his last two games, he has recorded the fifth-most scrimmage yards in any two-game span in team history.
  • 12/25 vs. Baltimore: Totaled a game-high 137 scrimmage yards (122 rushing and 15 receiving), to go along with two touchdowns, his sixth career multi-touchdown game…marked his 14th career 100-yard game…with 1,268 rushing yards on the year, he has recorded the fourth-most rushing yards in a single season in team history…marked his 32nd career game with 100 scrimmage yards and his seventh straight game with at least 100 scrimmage yards (11th of the season in 12 games played)…his seven-game streak totaling at least 100 scrimmage yards is the second-longest streak of his career (eight games, 2014, 9/7-10/26)…with 1,884 scrimmage yards on the season, he has recorded the third-most scrimmage yards in a single season in team history…has the second-most receptions in a single season by a Steelers’ running back (75)…has the fourth-most receiving yards in a single season by a running back in team history (616).
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 vs. Miami: Made his NFL postseason debut…rushed for 167 yards, and tied the team’s single postseason game record with two rushing touchdowns…became the ninth player in NFL history with at least 25 carries for 150 rushing yards with two rushing touchdowns in a postseason game…had a game-high 174 scrimmage yards, which are the third-most scrimmage yards in a single postseason game in team history…became the ninth player to record a 100-yard rushing game in Steelers’ postseason history…became the 11th Steeler in team history to score at least two rushing touchdowns in a single postseason game…his 57 rushing yards in the first quarter were the second-most in an opening quarter of a playoff game in team history (Kordell Stewart, 1/3/98 vs. New England).
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 at Kansas City: Set the Steelers’ single postseason game rushing record (170 yards)…set the NFL postseason record for the most rushing yards in a player’s first two postseason games…his 337 rushing yards over a two-game span in the postseason are the third-most rushing yards in any two-game span in NFL postseason history in a single postseason…became the sixth running back in NFL postseason history to record at least 300 rushing yards in a two-game span in a single postseason…became the second player in team history (Franco Harris) and fourth player in NFL postseason history to record at least 150 rushing yards in back-to-back postseason games…became the fourth player in Steelers’ postseason history to record at least 100 rushing yards in back-to-back playoff games, and became the second player in team postseason history to record at least 150 yards from scrimmage in consecutive postseason games…became the first player in Steelers’ postseason history to rush for at least 100 yards in the first half of a playoff game.
  • AFC Championship Game 1/22 at New England: Left the game in the second quarter due to a left groin injury and did not return…with 357 rushing yards in the postseason, he recorded the most rushing yards in any single postseason in Steelers history…his 357 rushing yards in his first three career postseason games are the fourth-most in NFL history in a player’s first three postseason contests…his 357 rushing yards are the eighth-most rushing yards in a single NFL postseason…his 357 rushing yards are the fifth-most in Steelers’ history during the postseason…his 360 scrimmage yards are the third-most in a single postseason in team history.

                2015 (6-6/0-0): Started all six games he played in after being activated to the team’s 53-man roster on September 23…totaled 556 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, as he averaged 4.9 yards per carry…added 24 receptions for 136 yards…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on November 2.

                • 9/27 at St. Louis: Totaled 132 scrimmage yards (62 rushing and 70 receiving) with one rushing score, his 20th career touchdown.
                • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Rushed for 129 yards and recorded 21 receiving yards…surpassed Barry Foster for the sixth-most rushing yards in team history…surpassed Walter Abercrombie for the seventh-most receptions by a running back in team history.
                • 10/12 at San Diego: Scored on a one-yard run as time expired to lift the Steelers to a 24-20 win…totaled 127 yards from scrimmage, his fourth straight regular-season game that he has played in with at least 100 yards from scrimmage…totaled 105 yards from scrimmage in the first half, the third time he recorded 100-yards from scrimmage in the first half of a game in his career…set a career-high with 89 rushing yards in the first half…became the first Steeler with at least 85 rushing yards in the first half of a game since Isaac Redman (11/4/12)…surpassed Rashard Mendenhall for the fifth-most rushing yards by a Steeler in his first three seasons with the team…tied Barry Sanders (494) for the most yards from scrimmage in a player’s first three Monday Night Football games…tied Dick Hoak for the sixth-most receptions by a Steelers’ running back…surpassed Abercrombie for the sixth-most receiving yards by a running back in team history.
                • 10/18 vs. Arizona: Totaled a game-high 88 rushing yards on 24 carries…surpassed John Henry Johnson for the fourth-most rushing yards by a Steelers running back in his first three seasons with the team.
                • 10/25 at Kansas City: Recorded his eighth career 100-yard game, rushing for 121 yards with a long of 42 yards…extended his consecutive games streak with at least a 20-yard run to five games…eclipsed the 50-yard rushing mark in the first half for the 11th time in his career…totaled 137 scrimmage yards, the 21st game of his career with at least 100 scrimmage yards…reached 500 rushing yards for the third straight season, becoming the first Steeler to do so since Mendenhall (2009-11)…tied Fran Rogel for the fifth-most receptions by a running back in team history.
                • 11/1 vs. Cincinnati: Left the game in the second quarter due to a right knee injury and did not return…prior to his injury, surpassed Franco Harris for the third-most rushing yards by a Steeler in his first three seasons with the team…took over sole possession of fifth place on the team’s all-time receptions chart by a running back.

                2014 (16-16/0-0): Started all 16 games at RB during the regular season for the first time in his NFL career…was inactive for the lone postseason game due to a knee injury sustained Week 17 vs. Cincinnati…set career-highs in rushing yards (1,361), receptions (83), receiving yards (854), receiving touchdowns (3) and tied a career-high with eight rushing touchdowns…joined Marshall Faulk (1999) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,350 yards and record 850 receiving yards in a single-season…became the third player in NFL history (Barry Sanders, 1994, and Faulk, 2000) to eclipse 2,000 scrimmage yards in a season without fumbling…rushed for the fifth-most yards (1,361) in a single season in team history….joined Jerome Bettis as just the second player in team history to rush for 2,200 yards in their first two seasons with the team…recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in 13 games, the second-most in a single season by a Steeler.

                • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Started at RB for the first time in a season opener in his career…totaled 109 rushing yards on 21 carries with one rushing touchdown…the touchdown was a 38-yarder, the longest rushing touchdown of his career…has rushed for at least one touchdown in four straight regular-season games, the longest team streak since Jerome Bettis in 2004…his six receptions tied for the team lead…eclipsed 100 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same contest for the first time in his career…marked just the 10th time in team history that a running back totaled at least 100 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game and the first time since Amos Zereoue in 2002.
                • 9/11 at Baltimore: Totaled 107 yards from scrimmage (59 rushing and 48 receiving)…passed the 1,000 rushing yard mark in his career becoming the eighth player in team history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in their first two years with the team…reached the 1,500 scrimmage yard mark for his career.
                • 9/21 at Carolina: Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week after totaling 147 rushing yards on 21 carries…recorded a career-long 81-yard rush in the third quarter…marked the first 80-plus yard rush by a Steeler since Willie Parker in 2005.
                • 10/20 vs. Houston: Set a single-game career-high with eight receptions…eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in the first half for the second time in his career with 110 scrimmage yards (127, vs. Cleveland, 9/7/14)…recorded a two-yard touchdown reception, his first career receiving touchdown.
                • 10/26 vs. Indianapolis: Totaled 148 scrimmage yards…became the first player in team history to open the season with 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the first eight games...his eight-game streak was also the longest since 1992 (Barry Foster, 10 games)…recorded a run of 10 or more yards for the 10th straight game, the longest streak since Jerome Bettis (11 games, 2001-02).
                • 11/2 vs. Baltimore: Caught a five-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
                • 11/9 at N.Y. Jets: Tied a career high with eight receptions.
                • 11/17 at Tennessee: Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week after establishing a career-high in rushing yards (204)…became the first Steeler since Willie Parker (2006) to eclipse 200 yards from scrimmage in a single game…became the fourth player in team history to record 200 rushing yards in a single game (fourth-highest total).
                • 11/30 vs. New Orleans: Established career-highs in receiving yards (159) and yards from scrimmage (254)…tied his career-high with eight receptions…his 159 receiving yards are the most by a running back in team history in a single game…became just the third running back in team history to have 100 receiving yards in a single game…became the first player in team history to have back-to-back games with at least 200 scrimmage yards…became the first player in team history with 150 receiving yards and 50 rushing yards in the same game…totaled 95 rushing yards with one score, a one-yard run…rushed for 71 yards in the first quarter, a personal best in the opening quarter of a game…set a career-long reception of 48 yards…became the first Steeler since 2010 to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season…is the eighth different Steeler to record 1,000 rushing yards in a single season…becomes the third running back in team history to record 500 receiving yards in a single season…became the fifth Steeler to total 1,500 scrimmage yards in a single season…became the first player since 2007 (Parker) to record 10 games with 100 scrimmage yards.
                • 12/7 at Cincinnati: Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week…totaled 235 yards from scrimmage to join Walter Payton (1977) as just the second player in league history to record three straight 200 yards from scrimmage games…rushed for 185 yards, the second-most in a single game in his career…marked his fifth career 100-yard game…recorded three total touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving)…became the sixth player in team history to have two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in the same game and first player since 2008 (Mewelde Moore, 10/19 at Cincinnati)…became the first Steelers running back since 2006 (Parker) to have three receiving touchdowns in a single season…became just the second player in team history (Bettis) to total 3,000 scrimmage yards in their first two seasons with the team.
                • 12/14 at Atlanta: Totaled 119 scrimmage yards (47 rushing, 72 receiving) with two rushing touchdowns…became the seventh player in team history to record two rushing touchdowns in back-to-back games and the first since 2002 (Bettis)…marked his third career multi-touchdown game…is the first Steeler with five touchdowns over a two-game span in a single season since 1990 (Eric Green)…became the first Steeler in team history to eclipse 2,000 scrimmage yards in the first 14 games of a season.
                • 12/21 vs. Kansas City: Tallied 72 yards from scrimmage with one rushing touchdown…eclipsed 1,300 rushing yards on the season, marking the first time since 2007 a Steelers’ player (Parker) eclipsed 1,300 rushing yards…matched his career-high with eight rushing touchdowns…has a rushing touchdown in five straight games, a career-best streak…is the third player in team history to rush for a touchdown in five straight games (Harris, Willie Asbury)…joined Harris, Foster, Bettis and Mendenhall as the fifth Steelers player to record at least eight rushing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.
                • 12/28 vs. Cincinnati: Totaled 100 scrimmage yards (80 receiving, 20 rushing) before leaving the game in the third quarter with a knee injury and did not return.

                2013 (13-13): Started the final 13 games at running back after being inactive for the first three games due to a right foot injury suffered in the second game of the preseason…became the third Steelers’ rookie to rush for at least 800 yards (860) during the regular season (Harris, 1,055 and Bam Morris, 836)…is the second Steelers’ rookie to record at least 90 yards from scrimmage in eight games since 1960 (Harris, 8)…finished with eight rushing touchdowns on the season, which tied for second among Steelers’ rookies in rushing touchdowns during the regular season.

                • 9/29 vs. Minnesota: Made his NFL debut and became the first Steelers’ rookie to rush for two touchdowns in a game since Morris (12/4/94 at Cincinnati).
                • 11/28 at Baltimore: Registered a long run of 43 yards to the Baltimore eight-yard line in the third quarter…marked the longest run against Baltimore on the season.
                • 12/15 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded 107 yards from scrimmage…registered a one-yard touchdown run...converted a fourth-and-four with a 16-yard reception in the first quarter…became the third rookie in team history to reach 1,000 scrimmage yards.
                • 12/22 at Green Bay: Named Pepsi Next NFL Rookie of the Week…totaled 124 rushing yards on 26 carries with one touchdown…became the Steelers’ first 100-yard rusher in 23 regular-season games…became the first Steelers’ rookie to rush for 100 yards since Willie Parker in 2004…totaled 52 rushing yards in the first quarter to become the fourth Steelers’ player to record at least 50 rushing yards in the first quarter of a regular-season game since 2000.
                • 12/29 vs. Cleveland: Totaled 96 yards from scrimmage…marked his third straight game with 90+ yards from scrimmage, becoming the second Steelers’ rookie to record at least 90 yards from scrimmage in three straight games since 1960…became the first Steelers’ running back to record at least one rushing touchdown in three straight games since Rashard Mendenhall (2010 season)…on the Steelers’ second scoring drive, recorded 47 total yards on nine touches, including a five-yard touchdown run to give Pittsburgh a 14-0 lead.

                COLLEGE: Appeared in 40 games (2010-12), starting his final 19 contests at Michigan State…carried 671 times for 3,346 yards with 33 touchdowns…had 78 receptions for 531 yards with one touchdown…added 219 yards on 11 kickoff returns, 18 yards on three punt returns and completed his only pass attempt for 29 yards…had 4,114 all-purpose yards, the ninth-best total in school history…his rushing attempts ranked sixth in school history…his 3,346 rushing yards ranked seventh in school annals…his 33 rushing touchdowns were sixth on the team’s all-time record chart…his 34 total touchdowns were tied for fifth in school annals…in 19 starts, rushed 477 times for 2,309 yards with 19 touchdowns…the team was 18-3 (.857) when he scored at least one rushing touchdown…in 2012, was a consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice and Doak Walker Award semifinalist, and was named All-America honorable mention by Sports Illustrated…also in 2012, won the Big Ten rushing title, averaging 137.92 yards per game, the third-best mark in the NCAA FBS, to become the first Spartan to win the Big Ten overall rushing title since Tico Duckett in 1990…in 2011,  was named All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention by the league’s coaches and media…earned Big Ten Conference All-Freshman honors from ESPN.com and Rivals.com in 2010…majored in sociology.

                PERSONAL: Attended Madison High School (Groveport, Ohio), where he lettered three times in football, and also excelled in basketball and track and field…as a senior, accounted for 1,750 all-purpose yards with 25 touchdowns…the Super Prep and Prep Star All-Midwest pick and first-team All-OCC pick carried 200 times for 1,333 yards with 21 touchdowns as a senior…amassed 1,100 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns to again earn All-OCC recognition as a junior…first earned postseason honors as a sophomore as the All-Ohio Capital Conference second-team choice scored nine touchdowns with 789 rushing yards…son of Lisa A. Bell…Full name: Le’Veon Andrew Bell.