Colts Claim Running Back Bell Off Waivers
The Indianapolis Colts have claimed running back Joique Bell off waivers from Philadelphia, the club announced Thursday.
Bell (5-11, 220) originally signed as a free agent with Buffalo in April out of Wayne State. After spending time on Buffalo's practice squad, he was signed to Philadelphia's active roster and appeared in three games.
A full biography of Bell is below:
35 JOIQUE BELL Running Back 5-11 220 Wayne State Waivers-2010 (Philadelphia) Rookie Born: August 4, 1986
PRO: Claimed off waivers by Colts from Philadelphia on November 11, 2010…originally signed as FA with Buffalo on April 29, 2010…was waived on September 4, 2010…signed to Buffalo practice squad on September 5, 2010…signed as FA with Philadelphia on September 21, 2010…was waived on November 10, 2010.
2010: Appeared in three games with Philadelphia.
COLLEGE: Four-year starter who opened 42 of 44 career games…was 1,181-6,728, 88 TDs career rushing and 79-918, 8 TDs receiving…totaled 8,055 all-purpose yards and 576 points, placing him 9th and 5th, respectively, in NCAA history in any division…started 11 games and set school marks with 326-2,084, 29 TDs rushing as senior…also was 23-293, 3 TDs receiving…was recipient of Harlon Hill Trophy as best player in Division II…led nation in rushing yards (189.5 yards per game), all-purpose yards (217.5 ypg) and scoring (17.5 ppg)…ran for at least two touchdowns in all but two games…was unanimous All-America and All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First-Team selection…became only fourth player in GLIAC history to be two-time conference Offensive Back-of-the-Year choice…became fourth player in Division-II history with two 2,000 seasons…started 10 of 11 games as junior…was 218-1,152, 12 TDs rushing and 20-226, 1 TD receiving…was First-Team All-GLIAC choice…started 10 of 11 games as sophomore…was 289-1,427, 25 TDs rushing and 22-230, 3 TDs receiving…was First-Team All-GLIAC choice, as well as league Offensive Back-of-the-Year…started 11 games as freshman…was 348-2,065, 22 TDs rushing and 14-169, 1 TD receiving…was First-Team All-America choice…187.7 rushing yards per game ranked 2nd in nation…had 10 100 -yard games…was redshirted in 2005…holds degree in criminal justice.
PERSONAL: Full name is Joique Dewayne Bell…born in Benton Harbor, Mich.…attended Benton Harbor High School…was team captain in football, baseball and track…was First-Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection as senior after rushing for 1,171 yards and 13 TDs…also was 53-125-1,036, 7 TDs passing…helped basketball team to 23-1 record, No. 1 ranking in state and No. 11 ranking in country…single…resides in Benton Harbor, Mich.