Anthony Bell
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Personal information
Born: (1964-07-02) July 2, 1964 (age 58)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Boyd H. Anderson (FL)
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:102

Anthony Dewitt Bell (born July 2, 1964) is a retired American football linebacker who played for the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL.[1] He played at Michigan State University and then was drafted in the first-round of the 1986 NFL Draft[2] by the St. Louis Cardinals as the first linebacker selected in that year's draft under new Cardinals coach Gene Stallings.[3]

While enrolled at Michigan State University in 1986, Bell was selected to receive the Chester Brewer Leadership Award which is presented to "a graduating senior for distinguished performance in athletics and scholarship, and for possessing a high degree of leadership qualities and skill."[4]

After playing for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, Detroit Lions, and the Los Angeles Raiders, he was released in 1992 as a free agent.[5] He played in the 1995 season for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL, and retired soon thereafter.


  1. ^ "Anthony Bell Stats". Retrieved 2020-08-08.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Whitworth, Steve (1986-08-11). "Linebacker Anthony Bell, the fifth player selected in the..." United Press International. Archived from the original on 2020-04-14. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  3. ^ Barnes, Craig (1986-04-30). "CARDS DEAL A SURPRISE IN 1ST ROUND, OPT FOR MICHIGAN STATE'S BELL FIFTH". The Sun Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2021-06-29. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  4. ^ "Michigan State Athletics :: The Chester L. Brewer Award". Michigan State University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-08-08.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Springer, Steve (1993-08-25). "Linebacker Anthony Bell Released". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-08-08.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)