Le'Veon Bell  

Height: 6-1   Weight: 225   Age: 26

Born: 2/18/1992 Columbus , OH

College: Michigan State

Experience: Season









Draft 2013

Pick No.48

Selected By: Pittsburgh Steelers

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 16 (48)

Pick Analysis: Bell wasn't highly coveted by major programs early in the recruiting process, being offered by hometown Ohio State and others as a safety and nearly going to the MAC to play running back before Michigan State stepped up with their scholarship. But his senior season flourish (1,333 yards, 21 touchdowns) got MSU on his scent, and they've been happy for it ever since.

His start as a true freshman was so good that he joined the Doak Walker Award watch list during the season; most of his 605 rushing yards and eight scores came in the first six weeks of the year, before Edwin Baker finished off the year as the lead back. Bell flipped the script on Baker in 2011, however, starting the last six games after coming off the bench over the first eight (182-948, 13 TD; 35-267 receiving). Big Ten coaches named him honorable mention all-conference for his efforts.

In his junior season, Bell had the backfield all to himself, and the Spartans certainly got the most out of him. Bell carried the football 382 times, en route to rushing for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns, earning himself numerous postseason accolades.


Video Playlist

  1. 2013 Draft profile: Running Back Leveon Bell, Michigan St.

    Published: April 17, 2013 at 08:53 p.m.

    A look at the college highlights of Michigan St. running back Leveon Bell.

  2. Le'Veon Bell 2013 Combine Workout

    Published: Feb. 23, 2016 at 01:23 p.m.

    Watch Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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