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Le'Veon Bell
RB #26
Height:
6-1
Weight:
225
Age:
24
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Experience:
4

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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

  • Le'Veon Bell was named Steelers' MVP, earned first-team AP 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 for his 2014 campaign.
  • 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 a team single-season first down record (since 1991) with 114 total first downs in 2014.
  • Has 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.
  • Set the franchise record for the most yards from scrimmage by a Steeler in their first two seasons to 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): Le'Veon Bell was placed on the team's Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on November 2, 2015...activated to the team's 53-man roster on September 23, 2015...Le'Veon Bell's suspension was lifted on September 21, 2015…placed on the team’s Reserve/Suspended List on September 5, 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2015 (6-6): Le'Veon Bell was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on November 2, 2015…activated to the team’s 53-man roster on September 23, 2015…suspension lifted on September 21, 2015…placed on the team’s Reserve/Suspended List on September 4, 2015.

  • 9/27 at St. Louis: Totaled 132 scrimmage yards (62 rushing and 70 receiving)…marked the 18th time in his career he recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in a single game…scored on a one-yard run…marked his 20th career touchdown…joined Jerome Bettis as the second player in franchise history to record at least 3,500 yards from scrimmage in their first three seasons with the team.
  • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Rushed for 129 yards, and recorded 21 receiving yards…marked his sixth career 100-yard game…surpassed Barry Foster for the sixth-most rushing yards in team history…marked the 19th time in his career he recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in a single game…in each of the last four regular-season games he has played, he has recorded at least 100 yards from scrimmage…joined Jerome Bettis as the second player in franchise history to record at least 3,750 yards from scrimmage in their first three seasons with the team…surpassed Walter Abercrombie for the seventh-most receptions by a running back in team history.
  • 10/12 at San Diego: Recorded his seventh career 100-yard game…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…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…extending 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)…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…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, he 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.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Le'Veon Bell was named Steelers' MVP, earned first-team AP 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 for his 2014 campaign.
  • 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 a team single-season first down record (since 1991) with 114 total first downs in 2014.
  • Has 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.
  • Set the franchise record for the most yards from scrimmage by a Steeler in their first two seasons to 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): Le'Veon Bell was placed on the team's Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on November 2, 2015...activated to the team's 53-man roster on September 23, 2015...Le'Veon Bell's suspension was lifted on September 21, 2015…placed on the team’s Reserve/Suspended List on September 5, 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2015 (6-6): Le'Veon Bell was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on November 2, 2015…activated to the team’s 53-man roster on September 23, 2015…suspension lifted on September 21, 2015…placed on the team’s Reserve/Suspended List on September 4, 2015.

  • 9/27 at St. Louis: Totaled 132 scrimmage yards (62 rushing and 70 receiving)…marked the 18th time in his career he recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in a single game…scored on a one-yard run…marked his 20th career touchdown…joined Jerome Bettis as the second player in franchise history to record at least 3,500 yards from scrimmage in their first three seasons with the team.
  • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Rushed for 129 yards, and recorded 21 receiving yards…marked his sixth career 100-yard game…surpassed Barry Foster for the sixth-most rushing yards in team history…marked the 19th time in his career he recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in a single game…in each of the last four regular-season games he has played, he has recorded at least 100 yards from scrimmage…joined Jerome Bettis as the second player in franchise history to record at least 3,750 yards from scrimmage in their first three seasons with the team…surpassed Walter Abercrombie for the seventh-most receptions by a running back in team history.
  • 10/12 at San Diego: Recorded his seventh career 100-yard game…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…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…extending 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)…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…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, he 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): Le'Veon Bell 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…has started 29 straight games in the regular season, which is tied for the fifth-longest consecutive games started streak among running backs…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…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 for a single game…became just the third running back in team history to have 100 receiving yards in a single game…his 254 yards from scrimmage are the second-highest total in team history for 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 and 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-high with 82 rushing yards in the first half…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…had 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 (Franco Harris, Willie Asbury)…joined Harris, Foster, Bettis and Rashard 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): Le'Veon Bell 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 (Franco 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)…

  • 9/29 vs. Minnesota: Made his NFL debut and became the first Steelers’ rookie to rush for two touchdowns in a game since Bam Morris (12/4/94 at Cincinnati).
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Registered a 43-yard reception in the second quarter…marked his second reception of the season of 30+ yards (34, 11/10 vs. Buffalo).
  • 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 of the season.
  • 12/15 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded 107 yards from scrimmage…registered a one-yard touchdown run to give Pittsburgh a 7-0 lead in the first quarter…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 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 (Harris-7)…became the first Steelers’ running back to record at least one rushing touchdown in three straight games since Rashard Mendenhall (12/19/10 – 1/2/11)…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: Le'Veon Bell appeared in 40 games, starting the 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…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.