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Le'Veon Bell
RB #26
Height:
6-1
Weight:
225
Age:
24
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 647 2,777 4.3 81 19 152 1,389 9.1 48 3 1 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

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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 (35-35/0-0): 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.

2016 (0-0): Placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner List on September 3, 2016.

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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 (35-35/0-0): 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.

2016 (0-0): Placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner List on September 3, 2016.

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.