2012 Sports Network Third Team All-American 2012 First Team All-NEC
National awards candidate ... third-year Ohio State transfer became just the fourth Duquesne player to be named FCS All-America by the Sports Network when he was honored last season ... was a two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Week on his way to being named first team all-conference ... posted his first six double-digit tackle games on consecutive weeks before suffering a hand injury that sidelined him for the last two games last season ... joined the team in late August of 2011.
as a junior (2012)
Was named Third Team FCS All-America by The Sports Network and First Team All-NEC by league coaches ... led the team in tackles (92 including a team-high 54 solo), tackles for loss (12.0 including a team-high 6.5 sacks) and fumbles forced (3) despite missing three games ... his 11.5 tackles per game would have led the NEC and ranked tied for seventh nationally had he met the NCAA minimum requirement for games played (75 percent of a team's total) ... had four tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble in week two vs. Dayton and led the Dukes with nine tackles (5 solo) including a pair of tackles for loss at Valpo ... followed that with a career-best 14 stops (10 solo) in the win at Bryant to earn NEC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 24) ... with DU down 21-17 and Bryant facing 1st-and-goal at the 4-yard line early in the fourth quarter, Bell met BU preseason All-American running back Jordan Brown, stripped the ball and recovered it at the three ... the Dukes rode the momentum-changing play to 18 unanswered points ... followed the Bryant game with a game-high 12 stops (10 solo) in the 24-21 win over Saint Francis, then topped his career high once again with 15 stops at CCSU ... topped them all with 14 tackles, 4.0 sacks (5.0 TFL), an interception and fumble forced to earn NEC Defensive Player of the Week for a second time following the win over Sacred Heart ... was also named national Defensive Player of the Week by the Sports Network, ECAC and College Sports Journal following the Sacred Heart game ... added 14 stops, including 1.5 sacks vs. Monmouth and had team-high 10 tackles at Robert Morris ... missed the last two games of the season with a hand injury.
as a sophomore (2011)
Saw action in the last seven games of the season after being reinstated by the NCAA prior to the Bryant game in week five ... he was declared ineligible for violation of an NCAA regulation that occurred while he was a student-athlete at Ohio State ... finished the Bryant game with six tackles (three solo) and a quarterback pressure in his first game action since Nov. 27, 2010 vs. Michigan ... entered the game on Bryant's second series and made a tackle on the Bulldogs first running play of the series ... followed that with nine stops at Albany ... added eight tackles (six solo) including 2.0 tackles for loss and broke up three passes to earn NEC Defensive Player of the Week following DU's 29-15 win at Sacred Heart on Nov. 12 ... the Dukes held SHU 117 yards below its average in the win ... was credited with 0.5 sacks against both CCSU and Wagner ... forced a fumble at Monmouth ... finished the season with 37 tackles (21 solo) including 4.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks.
as a redshirt freshman at Ohio State (2010)
Saw action in eight games as the backup at weakside linebacker ... finished with nine tackles (three solo) in earning a letter ... also participated on special teams ... missed mid-October games at Wisconsin, vs. Purdue and at Minnesota with a concussion ... made his return on Nov. 13 at home versus Penn State ... also did not play in week four versus Eastern Michigan ... forced a fumble in OSU's season-opening win over Marshall ... had a season-high three assisted tackles - including an assisted tackle for loss - against Ohio.
as a freshman at Ohio State (2009)
Reshirted for Ohio State's Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions.
Was a consensus five-star recruit (Scout and Rivals) out of Gateway High School in suburban Pittsburgh ... had 116 tackles including 19 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks as a senior ... also rushed for 885 yards on 83 attempts (10.7 ypc.) and 17 touchdowns ... played for back-to-back conference championship teams ... was a Parade and EA Sports All-American ... participated in the U.S. Army All-American game as well as the Hawaii-US Mainland all-star game ... was named the No. 33 overall recruit and No. 3 outside linebacker prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... also named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette player of the year ... earned a spot on the Trib's Terrific 25 and P-G's Fabulous 22 teams ... had 236 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior and senior ... major: sociology/criminal justice ... date of birth: 3/14/91.