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Le'Veon Bell's 182 Total Yards & 1 TD vs. Cincinnati! | Steelers vs. Bengals | Wk 13 Player HLs
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Le'Veon Bell Breaks Out w/ 3 TDs & 125 Total Yards! | Ravens vs. Steelers | Wk 14 Player HLs
Published: 2017/12/11
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#9: Le'Veon Bell (RB, Steelers) | Top 100 Players of 2017 | NFL
Published: 2017/06/27
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Le'Veon Bell's Big Game w/ 183 Total Yards vs. Green Bay! | Packers vs. Steelers | Wk 12 Player HLs
Published: 2017/11/27
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100% Juice | Episode 6. A Look Into The Life of Le'Veon Bell
Published: 2017/11/26
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Le'Veon Bell's Big Game w/ 192 Total Yards! | Bengals vs. Steelers | Wk 7 Player Highlights
Published: 2017/10/22
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Le'Veon Bell's Ridiculous Tight Rope TD vs. Cincinnati! | Can't-Miss Play | NFL Wk 13 Highlights
Published: 2017/12/05
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Le'Veon Bell Explodes w/ 186 Total Yards & 2 TDs | Steelers vs. Ravens | Wk 4 Player Highlights
Published: 2017/10/01
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Le'Veon Bell || 2017-2018 Mid Season Highlights ᴴᴰ
Published: 2017/10/28
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Le'Veon Bell's Big Game w/ 179 Rush Yards & 1 TD 🔔 | Steelers vs. Chiefs | Wk 6 Player Highlights
Published: 2017/10/15
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Le'veon Bell - The Bell Cow
Published: 2016/09/04
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The Film Room Ep. 43: Le'Veon Bell - The Art of Patience
Published: 2017/08/11
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100% Juice | Episode 7. A Look Into The Life Of Le'Veon Bell
Published: 2017/12/10
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Le'Veon Bell's Big Game w/ 103 Total Yards! | Titans vs. Steelers | Wk 11 Player Highlights
Published: 2017/11/17
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The Le'Veon Bell Story - Origins, Episode 13
Published: 2015/11/03
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Le'Veon Bell/Juice - Born Winner Official Video
Published: 2017/09/10
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Le'veon Bell VICIOUS Stiff Arm on Dre Kirkpatrick | Bengals vs. Steelers | NFL
Published: 2017/10/22
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Le'Veon Bell's Top 10 Plays of the 2016 Season | Pittsburgh Steelers | NFL Highlights
Published: 2017/02/09
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Ultimate Le'veon Bell Highlights // "Patience Is Key" ᴴᴰ //
Published: 2017/09/02
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Sean Davis' INT Off Flacco Sets Up Le'Veon Bell's TD Catch! | Can't-Miss Play | NFL Wk 14
Published: 2017/12/11
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100% Juice | Episode 1. A Look Into The Life of Le
100% Juice | Episode 1. A Look Into The Life of Le'Veon Bell
Published: 2017/09/19
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Watch Le'Veon Bell Crush This Pre-Season Speed Training Session
Published: 2017/08/23
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Le'Veon Bell Career Highlights "Juice" (HD)
Published: 2017/04/23
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Le'Veon Bell Plows Through Snow for 3 TDs & Career-High 298 Total Yards! | NFL Player Highlights
Published: 2016/12/11
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Le'Veon Bell KNOCKS UP Rams Cheerleader While Engaged
Published: 2017/08/23
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Ultimate Le'Veon Bell Highlights 2016 || "Work Horse" || **HD Quality**
Published: 2016/12/14
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Haunted House: Le'Veon Bell and JuJu Smith-Schuster
Published: 2017/11/01
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Eric Dickerson on Le'Veon Bell wanting to be paid like #1 RB and #2 WR, Rams QB situation | THE HERD
Published: 2017/07/21
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Big Ben's Bomb to Antonio Brown Sets Up Le'Veon Bell's Juking TD! | Can't-Miss Play | NFL Wk 8
Published: 2017/10/30
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Pittsburgh Steelers join Harlem Globetrotters Football - with Le'Veon Bell
Published: 2016/12/28
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100% Juice | Episode 3.Look into The Life of Le
100% Juice | Episode 3.Look into The Life of Le'Veon Bell
Published: 2017/10/12
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Le'Veon Bell Goes for 170 Yards in AFC Divisional Game | NFL Divisional Player Highlights
Published: 2017/01/16
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Le'Veon Bell's 1st 2017 Steelers practice
Published: 2017/09/04
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Le'Veon Bell (Juice) Music Video "Machine"
Published: 2017/04/23
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Le'Veon Bell Carries Pittsburgh for Huge TD Drive! | Steelers vs. Chiefs | NFL Wk 6 Highlights
Published: 2017/10/15
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Le'Veon Bell trucks Dre Kirkpatrick: Steelers vs Bengals Week 13
Published: 2017/12/05
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Le'Veon Bell Ultimate College Highlights
Published: 2017/05/22
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Le’Veon Bell || “Rockstar” ᴴ ᴰ || Pittsburgh Steelers Highlights || Feat. Post Malone ||
Le’Veon Bell || “Rockstar” ᴴ ᴰ || Pittsburgh Steelers Highlights || Feat. Post Malone ||
Published: 2017/11/25
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Steelers Top 10 Plays of the 2016 Season | NFL Highlights
Steelers Top 10 Plays of the 2016 Season | NFL Highlights
Published: 2017/01/25
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Le'Veon Bell Crazy TD w/ Wrestling Celebration! | Steelers vs. Bengals | NFL
Published: 2017/12/05
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Vontaze Burfict Flops To Cause a Penalty On Le'veon Bell!
Published: 2017/12/05
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Le'Veon Bell - "Bank Account"ᴴᴰ
Published: 2017/08/10
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Is Le'Veon Bell the true MVP of the Steelers?
Published: 2017/12/05
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Le'veon Bell Mix - "Givenchy" Ft. DDG
Published: 2017/12/03
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#41: Le'Veon Bell (RB, Steelers) | Top 100 NFL Players of 2016
Published: 2016/06/09
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LEVEON BELL RESPONDS TO TEAMMATES WITH FREESTYLE
LEVEON BELL RESPONDS TO TEAMMATES WITH FREESTYLE
Published: 2017/08/30
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Get the door! It's... a NAKED WOMAN? | Celebrity Family Feud
Published: 2017/07/10
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Ladainian Tomlinson Why Le'Veon Bell is better than Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson
Published: 2017/07/14
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Who's better: Ezekiel Elliott or Le'Veon Bell? | UNDISPUTED
Published: 2016/12/13
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Le'Veon Bell's Superstar Workout Routine! | NFL Up!
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Le'Veon Bell
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Bell in 2013
No. 26 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-18) February 18, 1992 (age 25)
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Groveport (OH) Madison
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2017
Rushing yards: 5,150
Yards per carry: 4.3
Rushing touchdowns: 33
Receptions: 302
Receiving yards: 2,584
Receiving touchdowns: 7
Player stats at NFL.com

Le'Veon Andrew Bell (/ˈlviɒn/ LAY-vee-on;[1] born February 18, 1992) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State, and was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Bell attended Groveport Madison High School in Groveport, Ohio, where he played football, basketball, and ran track. He played running back for the Groveport Cruisers football team. As a sophomore, Bell ran for 789 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. As a junior, Bell ran for 1,100 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, and as a senior, Bell ran for 1,333 yards on 200 carries with 21 touchdowns. He was selected first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division as a senior. He ran as a junior. In basketball, Bell earned second-team All-OCC Ohio Division honors as a junior. He also participated in track & field while at Groveport, where he ran the 100 and 200-meter dashes and was one of the state's top performers in the high jump (personal-best of 6'8" or 2.03 meters).[2]

Considered a two-star recruit by ESPN.com, Bell was listed as the No. 211 running back in the nation in 2010.[3] Although he was a 3-year starter in high school, Bell had limited scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Marshall, and Eastern Michigan, but he hoped to attend Ohio State. Bell's high school principal, Donis Toler Jr., believed he was under-recruited and reached out to Michigan State's head coach Mark Dantonio. Although Dantonio had heard of Bell, they had never scouted him personally or had thought of offering him a scholarship. With football season over, Dantonio sent his running back's coach to scout Bell at his high school basketball game.[4] After he finished his senior football season, he finally received a scholarship offer from Michigan State after a number of players had got into trouble and had open scholarships available with a need at running back.[5] In 2010, he graduated from high school early and began attending Michigan State that spring semester.[6]

College career[edit]

Bell enrolled in Michigan State University, where he played for the Michigan State Spartans football team from 2010 to 2012.

Freshman season[edit]

As a freshman in 2010, he appeared in 13 games, rushing for 605 yards on 107 carries with eight rushing touchdowns. He also added 97 yards on 11 receptions and returned six kickoffs for 142 yards. In total, he had 844 all-purpose yards.[7] He received All Big-Ten Freshman honors from ESPN.com and Rivals.com.[8]

Sophomore season[edit]

As a sophomore in 2011, Bell led the Spartans in rushing with 948 yards on 182 carries and 13 touchdowns.[7] Against the Iowa Hawkeyes, he had 161 yards of total offense and a rushing touchdown. Against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, he had 165 all-purpose yards (96 rushing, 38 receiving, and 31 kickoff return yards) and two total touchdowns in the game.[7] Against #18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl, Bell rushed for 48 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns and had five receptions for 39 yards in Michigan State's 33–30 victory.[8]

Junior season[edit]

Against Eastern Michigan in 2012, Bell ran for a career-high 253 yards while also claiming the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Award.[9] He finished the season with 1,793 rushing yards, which led the Big Ten.[10][11] He was voted to the First Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media, ESPN.com, College Football News, and Phil Steele.[8]

After his junior season in 2012, Bell decided to forego his senior season and entered the 2013 NFL Draft.[12]

College statistics

Year GP–GS Rushing Receiving Kick Returns
Att Gain Avg TD Long Avg/G Rec Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G No. Yards Avg TD Long
2010 13–0 107 605 5.7 8 75 46.5 11 97 8.8 0 35 7.5 6 142 23.7 0 32
2011 14–6 182 948 5.2 13 35 67.7 35 267 7.6 0 45 19.1 1 31 31.0 0 31
2012 13–13 382 1,793 4.7 12 40 137.9 32 167 5.2 1 20 12.8 4 46 11.5 0 31
Total* 40-19 671 3,346 5.0 33 75 83.7 78 531 6.8 1 45 13.3 11 219 19.9 0 32

Professional career[edit]

Coming out of Michigan State, Bell was projected by the majority of analysts to be a second or third round selection. He was ranked as the fifth best running back by NFLDraftScout.com and ranked the best overall running back by NFL analyst Bucky Brooks.[13][14] He received an invitation to the NFL Combine and participated in all workouts and positional drills. Bell was satisfied with his combine performance and only performed positional drills at Michigan State's Pro Day.[15] Bell, Dion Sims, William Gholston, Johnny Adams, and five other Michigan State prospects worked out in front of scouts and representatives from 29 NFL teams.[16] The only head coach that attended was Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin.[16] Scouts considered Bell a big bruising back with quick feet and lower body strength and also gave him positive reviews for his ability to run north-south, for his strong cuts, and nice bursts through holes. The only negative reviews were based on his limited ball-carrier vision, inconsistent blocking, and his height that would possibly affect his speed and ability to dodge tacklers.[15]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 38 in
(1.86 m)
244 lb
(111 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.60 s 1.52 s 2.60 s 4.24 s 6.75 s 31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine[15]

Bell was selected in the second round with the 48th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft.[17] On June 3, 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Bell to a four-year, $4.12 million rookie contract that includes $2.27 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.37 million.[18][19]

2013 season[edit]

He entered training camp competing with veteran Isaac Redman for the Steelers' starting running back position.[20] In his second preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Bell was tackled on a running play and suffered a mid-foot sprain. His injury did not require surgery, but forced him to miss the first three weeks of the regular season.

On September 29, 2013, Bell appeared in his first career game at Wembley Stadium and rushed for 57 yards on 16 carries and a season-high two rushing touchdowns while also catching four receptions for 27 yards against the Minnesota Vikings. His first career touchdown came on an eight-yard run in the first quarter of the game and the Steelers lost, 34–27, in his first career start. Pittsburgh chose to release Isaac Redman on October 21, 2013. On November 28, 2013, Bell had 16 carries for 73 yards and ran for a season-long 43-yard touchdown, while also racking up a season-high seven catches for 63-yards during a 22–20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. During a Week 16 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, he had a season-high 26 carries for 124 yards and a rushing touchdown. On December 29, 2013, in a game against division rival Cleveland Browns, Bell was able to break Steeler's legend Franco Harris’s rookie record for total yards from scrimmage with a total of 1,259 yards.[21]

He finished his rookie season with 244 carries, 860 rushing yards, and eight rushing touchdowns. He also had 45 receptions for 399 yards and started the last 13 games of the season.[22]

2014 season[edit]

Bell began his second season as a starter in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns and finished the game with 21 carries, 109 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown, and six receptions for 88 yards in a 30–27 victory.[23] On September 21, 2014, Bell and LeGarrette Blount both rushed for over 100 yards each against the Carolina Panthers. He finished the 37–19 victory with 21 carries for 147 rushing yards.[24] On October 20, 2014, Bell had 8 catches for 88 yards and made his first career touchdown reception in a 30–23 victory over the Houston Texans. He became the first running back in Steelers' history to have seven consecutive games with 100 yards from scrimmage. Bell had his best game of the season, statistically, against the Tennessee Titans on November 17, 2014, gaining 204 rushing yards on a season-high 33 carries as well as a rushing touchdown.

On November 30, 2014, Bell had a season-high eight receptions for 159 receiving yards while also accounting for 21 carries, 95 rushing yards, and a rushing touchdown in a 35–32 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The next game, he carried the ball 26 times for 185 yards and made six catches for 50 yards while also scoring three total touchdowns in a 42–21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Bell tied Walter Payton for most consecutive games with 200 or more yards from scrimmage with three after his performance against the Bengals. On December 29, Bell was injured against the Cincinnati Bengals as he hyperextended his knee when being tackled by safety Reggie Nelson. Bell didn’t play against the Ravens in the Wild Card round of the 2014 playoffs, so the Steelers signed veteran and former Cleveland Browns' running back Ben Tate.[24]

Bell broke out in the 2014 season, going from rookie to All-Pro, finishing second in rushing yards, yards from scrimmage, and all-purpose yards to Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray. He led all running backs in receiving yards and yards per reception.[22][25] He finished the season averaging 4.7 rushing yards per carry (YPC), up from 3.5 YPC in 2013.[26] Bell finished his first complete regular season with a career-high 290 carries, 1,361 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 83 receptions, 854 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns.

2015 season[edit]

After being arrested with then-teammate LeGarrette Blount on DUI and marijuana possession charges in August 2014, Bell was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 regular season. On April 9, 2015, it was reported that the suspension was reduced to three games. On July 28, 2015, Bell's suspension was reduced from three games to two following a successful appeal.[27]

Bell made his season debut against the St. Louis Rams on September 27, 2015. He finished the game with 19 carries for 62 yards and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season, while also accounting for seven catches for 70 receiving yards. The following week, he had 22 rushing attempts for a season-high 129-yards and a touchdown in a 23–20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. On October 12, 2015, Bell had 21 rushes for 111 rushing yards and scored a last-second game-winning touchdown run out of the wildcat formation, helping the Steelers defeat the San Diego Chargers 24–20.[28] During a Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, Bell rushed a season-high 24 times and finished the game with 88 rushing yards.[29]

On November 1, 2015, Bell suffered a season-ending torn MCL during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, after taking a tackle from linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The following day, the Steelers placed him on injured-reserve, effectively ending his season. He finished his season with a total of 113 rushing attempts for 556 rushing yards and three touchdowns and 24 receptions for 136 receiving yards in six games and six starts.

On November 6, 2015, it was reported by NFL Network analyst Jason La Canfora that Bell had undergone surgery to repair damage to the MCL/PCL. He was able to return in time for the 2016 offseason.[30] Despite the injury, he was ranked 41st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[31]

2016 season[edit]

On August 19, 2016, Bell was officially suspended for the first three games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He stated in an apology on Twitter, that the suspension was due to a missed random drug test in December. The original suspension was four games, but was reduced to three on appeal and as a part of a settlement between the league and the NFL Player's Association.[32]

He played in his first game of the season on October 2, 2016, and had 18 carries, 144 rushing yards, 5 catches, and 34 receiving yards in a 43–14 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. In a Week 7 matchup against the New England Patriots, Bell caught a career-high 10 passes for 68 receiving yards and had 21 carries for 81 rushing yards in a 27–16 loss. On November 13, 2016, Bell carried the ball 17 times for 57 rushing yards and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season during a 30–35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He also accounted for nine receptions for 77 receiving yards and caught his first receiving touchdown of the season during the game. The next game, he had 28 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown during a 24–9 victory over the Browns.[29]

On December 11, 2016, against the Buffalo Bills, Bell broke the Pittsburgh Steelers' franchise record for rushing yards in a game with 236 rushing yards on a career-high 38 carries while scoring three touchdowns. The previous record was set by Willie Parker when he rushed for 223 yards in 2006.[33] He was named as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 14.[34] Bell was named to his second Pro Bowl on December 20, 2016.[35] Bell finished the 2016 regular season with 261 carries for 1,268 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while also making 75 catches for 616 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 12 games and 12 starts. He also had a career-high four fumbles and lost only one. Despite missing 4 of 16 games, he finished 3rd in the NFL (and 95th all-time) with 1,884 yards from scrimmage.

On January 8, 2017, Bell started in his first career playoff game and finished with 29 carries for a playoff franchise-record 167 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 30–12 defeat of the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card game. His first career playoff touchdown came on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and he also caught two passes for seven yards.[36] After the game, it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers will use their franchise tag on Bell while attempting to reach an agreement on a long-term contract.The next week, he broke his own team record with 170 rushing yards on 30 carries in an 18–16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round. As the first NFL player to rush over 150 yards in his first two playoff games, he set a record for most rushing yards in the first two playoff games, became one of four players to ever rush for 150+ yards in back to back playoff games, and one of three players with two 160+ yard playoff games in a career.[37] However, he suffered a groin injury late in the game, which grew unmanageable during the championship game loss to the New England Patriots, and he was forced to leave in the second quarter.[38]

2017 season[edit]

On February 27, 2017, the Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell.[39] On September 24, 2017, Bell had six receptions for 37 receiving yards, 15 carries for 61 rushing yards, and scored his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run as the Steelers were defeated by the Chicago Bears, 23–17.[40] The following week, he had a season-high 35 carries for 144 rushing yards and two touchdowns during the Pittsburgh Steelers 26–9 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.[41] Bell was limited to just 47 rushing yards in Week 5's 30–9 loss to Jacksonville, but became the first running back to record 10 receptions in the 2017 season.[42] In Week 6, Bell rushed for 179 yards in a 19–13 win over the Chiefs, earning him AFC Offensive Player of the Week.[43][44][45] At that point in 2017, it was the second most rushing yards in a game to the 181 Leonard Fournette accumulated against Bell's Steelers the previous week.[46] With 134 yards in Week 7,[47] Bell joined Jerome Bettis (in 1997) as the only other Steeler with three 125+ yard rushing games in the first seven of a season.[48] After 76 yards and a touchdown against Detroit[49], and a bye, Bell had 80 rushing yards and 32 receiving yards to contribute to a 20-17 victory over Indianapolis.[50] In Week 11, Bell again achieved 100 yards from scrimmage with 46 yards rushing and 57 receiving against Tennessee. The next week against Green Bay was even more productive, with 95 yards rushing and 88 receiving on a season-high 12 receptions.[51] During Monday Night Football against the Bengals in Week 13, Bell provided 182 total yards of offense, with 106 receiving yards, 76 rushing yards, and a touchdown, as the Steelers won 23–20. In Week 14 against the Ravens, Bell carried 13 times for 48 yards with two touchdowns and caught an additional 9 receptions for 77 yards and another touchdown, which was enough to win against the Ravens 39–38.[52]

Career statistics[edit]

  Career High
Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2013 PIT 13 13 244 860 3.5 43 8 45 399 8.9 43 0 1 1
2014 PIT 16 16 290 1,361 4.7 81 8 83 854 10.3 48 3 0 0
2015 PIT 6 6 113 556 4.9 42 3 24 136 5.7 20 0 0 0
2016 PIT 12 12 261 1,268 4.9 44 7 75 616 8.2 32 2 4 1
2017 PIT 13 13 283 1,105 3.9 27 7 75 579 7.7 42 2 3 2
Career 60 60 1,191 5,150 4.3 81 33 302 2,584 8.6 48 7 8 4
Playoffs

Source: [1]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2016 PIT 3 3 65 357 5.5 38 2 4 3 0.8 4 0 0 0
Total 3 3 65 357 5.5 38 2 4 3 0.8 4 0 0 0
Franchise records
  • Pittsburgh Steelers single-season record for receptions by a running back: 83 (2014)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers single-season record for scrimmage yards (2014)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers single-season record for scrimmage yards by a rookie (2013)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers single-game record for rushing yards (2016)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers single-game record for rushing yards in a postseason contest: 170 (2016)

Personal life[edit]

Le'Veon Bell was born February 18, 1992, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, to Lisa A. Bell.[8] His mother and grandfather have been lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fans.[53] Throughout his childhood, his mother raised Bell and his siblings by herself and struggled financially.[54] Bell has two older sisters and two younger brothers, both of whom also play football. He cites his high school principal, Donis Toler Jr., and his mother as the two people responsible for helping him achieve his success. Toler was a father figure in Bell's life and helped him get noticed by Michigan State.[55]

He has numerous tattoos including two scriptures. He has Jeremiah 1:5 on his left arm with a picture of his mother embracing him after Michigan State suffered a loss in the Big Ten Championship.[56] Bell also has John 3:16 on his left arm, along with "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."[55]

On August 20, 2014, Bell was driving with his then-Steelers teammate LeGarrette Blount and an unidentified woman, when he was pulled over by the police. The officer searched the car after he claimed to notice the smell of marijuana.[57] The search yielded 20 grams of marijuana, and the three were arrested for marijuana possession. Bell was sentenced to 15 months of probation, a 60-day suspension of his driver's license, DUI education classes, and $2,400 in court costs.[58]

Bell is active in charity work and fundraisers. He works with PETA and posed for one of the organization's advertisements, which showed him without a shirt with a caption saying, "I choose ink, not mink... Because animals deserve better!"[59]

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