Bobby Bell

Bobby Bell

About Bobby Bell

Bobby Lee Bell, Sr (born June 17, 1940) is a former professional American football linebacker/defensive end. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, and was a member of the Chiefs' team that won Super Bowl IV against the Minnesota Vikings. He excelled in several sports at a then-segregated Cleveland High School in Shelby, North Carolina, where his first two years he played six-man football at halfback. During his junior year, his school converted to playing an eleven-man team where Bell served as quarterback. He won All-State honors. At the University of Minnesota, Bell was switched to the defensive line and was a two time All-American (1961 & 1962), winner of the 1962 Outland Trophy as the nation's outstanding interior lineman, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. The Gophers with Bell were the 1960 National Champions, played in the 1961 Rose Bowl, and won the 1962 Rose Bowl Championship.

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