PRO (13-13/0-0): Le’Veon Bell was drafted by the Steelers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
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…with 1,259 yards from scrimmage, passed Franco Harris (1,235 in 1972) for the most yards from scrimmage by a Steelers’ rookie…became the third Steelers’ rookie to rush for at least 800 yards (860) during the regular season (Harris-1,055 / Bam Morris-836 in 1994)…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 (Jerry Shipkey-8 in 1948 / Harris-10)…nominated for Pepsi Next Rookie of the Week five times (Weeks 4, 13, 15, 16, 17), including winning in Week 16.
COLLEGE: Le'Veon Bell appeared in 40 games, starting the final 19 contests…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 rank sixth in school history…his 3,346 rushing yards rank seventh in school annals…his 33 rushing touchdowns stand sixth on the team’s all-time record chart…his 34 total touchdowns are 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…majored in sociology. 2012: Named to the All-America Super Sleeper Team by The NFL Draft Report, a squad consisting of the most underrated players in college football at each position…added All-America honorable mention from Sports Illustrated and received fourth-team accolades from Phil Steele…the consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice and Doak Walker Award semifinalist was the recipient of the College Football Performance Awards Elite Running Back Trophy; winners of the award are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams…voted Most Valuable Player (Governor's Award) by his teammates…won the Big Ten rushing title, averaging 137.92 yards per game, the third-best mark in the NCAA FBS…became the first Spartan to win the Big Ten overall rushing title since Tico Duckett in 1990…totaled 1,793 rushing yards, the second-most in a season in team history and the fifth-most in the nation in 2012…ranked first in the FBS in carries (382) the third-most in program history and fourth-most in the Big Ten record book…had 12 rushing touchdowns…totaled 32 receptions for 167 yards with one touchdown…finished second in the conference and 14th in the nation with 155.69 all-purpose yards per game…his 2,024 all-purpose yards rank fourth on the school season-record chart…became the 13th player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season…gained 922 of his 1,793 rushing yards after contact, which ranked first among all NCAA FBS running backs…recorded eight 100-yard rushing games, the second-most by a Spartan in one season…one of just four players in the FBS in 2012 to record three 200-yard rushing games…became just the second Spartan to record three 200-yard rushing games in a season…named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week three times…produced the top single-game total in the NCAA FBS of the season for carries with 44, and eighth-most rushing yards with 266. 2011: Named All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention by the league’s coaches and media…College Football News selected him to their Sophomore All-America team (honorable mention) and was the recipient of his team's Most Outstanding Underclass Back Award for offense…led the Spartans and ranked eighth in the Big Ten in rushing with 948 yards on 182 carries…started the Spartans’ final six games at tailback…led the team and ranked fifth in the Big Ten in rushing touchdowns with 13, and finished 11th on the school’s season-record chart…had a team-best 10, 20-yard rushing attempts…ranked second on the squad with 1,246 all-purpose yards…finished third on the team with 35 receptions for 267 yards…after entering the starting lineup, carried 95 times for 516 yards with seven touchdowns. 2010: Earned Big Ten Conference All-Freshman honors from ESPN.com and Rivals.com and was a midseason addition to the Doak Walker Award Watch List…appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman…ranked second on the team in carries (107), rushing yards (605) and rushing touchdowns (8)…averaged 5.65 yards per carry…28 of his attempts resulted in either a first down or a score, including three 20-yard attempts…added 11 receptions for 97 yards, and six kickoff returns for 142 yards…compiled 844 all-purpose yards.
PERSONAL: Le'Veon Bell attended Madison High School (Groveport, Ohio), where he lettered three times in football, and also excelled in basketball and track and field…his senior campaign was his finest as he accounted for 1,750 all-purpose yards and 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…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.
Steelers Players team up with the Salvation Army and shop for winter clothes with children.
Steelers Portraits from the 2013 season.
2013 Steelers Rookies visit the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Cleveland Browns in Week 12 of the 2013 NFL Season at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Photos of the running backs during the 2013 season.
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell talks about the addition of LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer to the team's backfield.
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