Greg Bell
No. 28, 42
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1962-08-01) August 1, 1962 (age 61)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:South (Columbus)
College:Notre Dame
NFL draft:1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:80
Rushing yards:4,959
Average:4.1
Touchdowns:51
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Gregory Leon Bell (born August 1, 1962) is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Raiders, from 1984 to 1990.

Bell played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and was selected by the Bills in the first round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Before going to Notre Dame, he attended South High School in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

College Statistics

Professional career

Bell was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1984 NFL Draft.[3] He was a one-time Pro Bowler after his rookie year in 1984 with the Bills after having a 1,100 rushing yards and a seven touchdown season. Bell had his best year after the 1988 NFL season with the Rams, in which he had 1,212 rushing yards and led the league with sixteen touchdowns. He had a similar season the year after in which Bell had 1137 rushing yards and fifteen touchdowns, again leading the league. To that point, no other running back had ever led the league in rushing touchdowns in consecutive seasons without entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Bell attempted to hold out for a better contract. The Rams instead traded him to the Raiders, who had a loaded backfield consisting of Marcus Allen, Bo Jackson, and Napoleon McCallum; Bell barely saw the field and was out of the NFL after that season.[4]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
1984 BUF 16 15 262 1,100 4.2 85 7 34 277 8.1 37 1
1985 BUF 16 15 223 883 4.0 77 8 58 576 9.9 49 1
1986 BUF 6 6 90 377 4.2 42 4 12 142 11.8 40 2
1987 BUF 2 2 14 60 4.3 11 0 4 37 9.3 12 0
LAR 2 1 8 26 3.3 13 0 5 59 11.8 32 1
1988 LAR 16 13 288 1,212 4.2 44 16 24 124 5.2 20 2
1989 LAR 16 15 272 1,137 4.2 47 15 19 85 4.5 14 0
1990 LA 6 0 47 164 3.5 21 1 1 7 7.0 7 0
Career[5] 80 67 1,204 4,959 4.1 85 51 157 1,307 8.3 49 7

References

  1. ^ "Greg Bell". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Greg Bell Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "1984 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  4. ^ Dufresne, Chris (June 20, 1990). "Greg Bell Is Sent to Raiders : Football: Rams get draft choice when they refuse to renegotiate running back's contract". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 20, 2023.
  5. ^ "Greg Bell". Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2020.