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Joique Bell
RB #35
Height:
5-11
Weight:
229
Age:
28
College:
Wayne State (Mich.)
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
84
YDS
274
AVG
3.3
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 332 1,338 4 67 14 118 1,147 9.7 50 0 8 6
2014 DET 6 1 84 274 3.3 17 3 13 115 8.8 19 0 2 1
2013 DET 16 4 166 650 3.9 20 8 53 547 10.3 37 0 4 3
2012 DET 16 0 82 414 5 67 3 52 485 9.3 50 0 2 2
2011 DET 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 PHI 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 NYG W 35-14 15 51 3.4 12 1 1 5 5 5 0 1 0
2 @CAR L 7-24 10 36 3.6 12 0 6 61 10.2 19 0 1 1
3 GB W 19-7 15 33 2.2 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @NYJ W 24-17 8 32 4 17 0 2 7 3.5 9 0 -- --
5 BUF L 14-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @MIN W 17-3 18 74 4.1 13 1 2 23 11.5 15 0 -- --
7 NO W 24-23 18 48 2.7 11 1 2 19 9.5 13 0 -- --

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Biography

Has established himself as a physical presence in the Lions backfield with the ability to break tackles and generate explosive runs. Bell and the Lions rushing attack had a combined 17 rushing touchdowns on the season in 2012, the most the team has registered since they had 15 in 2000. Bell finished with three touchdowns.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: JOIK
  • As a freshman at Wayne State, he worked part-time as a security guard at Ford Field.
  • Voted by his teammates for the Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player Award in 2013.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Re-signed by the Detroit Lions to a three-year contract on March 12, 2014.
  • Re-signed by the Detroit Lions on April 15, 2013.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions off the Saints practice squad on December 27, 2011.
  • Signed to the Saints practice squad on September 22, 2011.
  • Released by the Saints on September 21, 2011.
  • Signed by the New Orleans Saints from the Eagles practice squad on January 5, 2011.
  • Signed to the Eagles practice squad on December 16, 2010.
  • Released by the Colts on December 14, 2010.
  • Acquired by the Indianapolis Colts off waivers on November 10, 2010.
  • Released by the Eagles on November 10, 2010.
  • Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles from the Bills practice squad on September 21, 2010.
  • Signed to the Bills practice squad on September 5, 2010.
  • Released by the Bills on September 4, 2010.
  • Signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2010.

PRO
Has established himself as a physical presence in the Lions backfield with the ability to break tackles and generate explosive runs. Bell and the Lions rushing attack had a combined 17 rushing touchdowns on the season in 2012, the most the team has registered since they had 15 in 2000. Bell finished with three touchdowns.

  • In 2013, Bell and RB Reggie Bush became the first running back tandem in NFL history to both register 500+ rushing yards and 500+ receiving yards in the same season
  • Appeared in eight career games with the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.

2013: Played in all 16 games (four starts), tallying 1,197 total yards (650 rushing yards and 547 receiving yards) and eight rushing touchdowns. He totaled 125+ total yards four times in the 2013 season.

  • In Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8), scored a career-high two touchdowns on the ground as he registered 92 yards from scrimmage (25 rush, 67 rec). He once again scored the Lions’ first touchdown of the season (two-yard run with :10 left in second quarter). He also scored the first touchdown of the season in 2012.
  • Rushed eight times for 31 yards and caught five passes for 41 yards for a total of 72 yards in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Made his first career start in Week 3 at Washington (9/22) and recorded a then-career-high 20 rushing attempts and 132 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 69 rec on four catches) while scoring one rushing touchdown.
  • Totaled 46 yards in Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29) on seven rushing attempts and four receptions.
  • Started at running back and rushed five times for 21 yards and caught four passes for 30 yards in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Rushed seven times for 25 yards and caught one pass for eight yards in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
  • Had three carries for 23 yards and caught five passes for 27 yards in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • In Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27), had four carries for 32 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 22 yards.
  • Rushed for 41 yards on 10 carries in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
  • Rushed nine times for 49 yards and one touchdown in Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17) before leaving the game in the third quarter with an injury. Also caught three passes for 48 yards, his longest for 37 yards.
  • Had six carries for 15 yards in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • Rushed for a career-high 94 yards on 19 attempts with one touchdown and caught three passes for 34 yards in Week 13 vs. Green Bay (11/28).
  • Carried the ball a career-high 23 times for 69 yards and one touchdown in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8). Also scored on a two-point conversion reception, the first of his career, and led the team in both receptions (4) and receiving yards (58).
  • Rushed nine times for 24 yards and caught one pass for 23 yards in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • Collected a career-high 154 total yards against the New York Giants in Week 16 (12/22) along with one rushing touchdown. Bell garnered 91 rushing yards and 63 receiving yards (on a career-high 10 receptions) in the game.
  • Carried the ball eight times for 31 yards and caught four passes for 25 yards in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

2012: Moved up the running back depth chart to gain 899 total yards (414 rushing, 485 receiving). Scored the first touchdown of the Lions 2012 season and continued to garner more playing time from there. Had 12 multi-reception games and ended the season ranked third in the NFL among running backs with 485 receiving yards and tied for fifth among running backs with 52 receptions.

  • Scored the first touchdown of the season for the Lions against St. Louis (9/9). The carry for one yard and a score marked his first career carry and touchdown.
  • Helped set up the Lions’ touchdown late in the fourth quarter at San Francisco (9/16) by taking a screen pass and racing 50 yards down the sideline. It was the longest reception of his career and longest play from scrimmage.
  • Saw five carries for 23 yards and caught four passes for 44 yards in Week 3 at Tennessee (9/23).
  • Had only one carry for two yards, but caught six passes for 72 yards in the Lions’ 20-13 loss vs. Minnesota (9/30) in Week 4.
  • Rushed seven times for 38 yards in Week 6 at Philadelphia (10/14), including a new career-long 13 yard run. Also caught one pass for three yards.
  • Had three carries for 13 yards and also caught three passes for a total of 16 yards in Week 7 at Chicago (10/22).
  • Ran the ball seven times for 25 yards and caught four passes for 33 yards, his longest going for 11 yards, in the Lions’ 28-24 win over Seattle in Week 8 (10/28). Had a key 11-yard catch on 3rd-and-10 at the 12-yard line with 35 seconds left to help set up game-winning touchdown.
  • Had a career day in Week 9 against the Jaguars (11/4), leading the Lions with 73 yards on 13 carries, both of which were career highs, and one touchdown in Detroit’s 31-14 win. Bell also set a new-career long with a 14-yard run and caught four passes for 36 yards in the game.
  • Caught a career-high seven passes for 44 yards and carried the ball once for four yards in Week 10 at Minnesota (11/11).
  • Had one reception for five yards and one carry for four yards in Week 11 vs. Green Bay (11/18).
  • Carried the ball five times for 47 yards and one touchdown on Thanksgiving Day vs. Houston (11/22).
  • Set new career highs in Week 13 vs. Indianapolis (12/2), breaking free for a 67-yard run and finishing with 81 yards on the ground on seven carries.
  • Bell’s 67-yard run was the longest for the season by a Lions rusher and the longest since RB Jahvid Best had an 88-yard run vs. Chicago on October 10, 2011.
  • Nearly surpassed 100 all-purpose yards in Week 14 at Green Bay (12/9), carrying the ball 12 times for 49 yards and catching five passes for 47 yards. Bell and fellow RB Mikel Leshoure combined for 98 of the Lions’ 135 rushing yards against the Packers.
  • Carried the ball seven times for 24 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in Week 15 at Arizona (12/16).
  • Had four carries for 10 yards in Week 16 vs. Atlanta (12/22).
  • Caught two passes for 19 yards and carried the ball twice for six yards in Week 17 vs. Chicago (12/30).

COLLEGE
2009 Harlon Hill winner as the best player in Division II at Wayne State

  • Played in 44 career games (42 starts) for the Warriors.
  • Compiled 8,055 all-purpose yards and 576 points (88 rushing TDs, eight receiving TDs), ranking him ninth and fifth, respectively, in NCAA history.
  • Started in 11 games as senior in 2009, totaling career-highs in rushing yards (2,084) and TDs (29).
  • Bell also had 13 kickoff returns, nine punt returns and finished with 8,055 all-purpose yards.
  • Led the nation in rushing his senior season.
  • Ran for over 2,000 yards twice in his career.
  • Earned AFCA All-American honors as a redshirt freshman when he ran for 2,065 yards.
  • Four-time First Team All-GLIAC selection.

PERSONAL
Attended Benton Harbor High School.

  • Earned first-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors.
  • Lettered in baseball at BHHS.
  • Criminal Justice Major at WSU.

BELL’S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Rushing Attempts: 23 at Phi 12/8/13
  • Rushing Yards: 94 vs. GB 11/28/13
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 2 vs. Min 9/8/13
  • Long Rush: 67 vs. vs. Ind 12/2/12
  • Receptions: 10 vs. NYG 12/22/13
  • Receiving Yards: 73 vs. Atl 12/22/12
  • Longest Reception: 50 at SF 9/16/12
  • Total Yards: 154 vs. NYG 12/22/13
  • Total Touchdowns: 2 vs. Min 9/8/13

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