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Ron Bell
Ron Bell

Westville, Ill.


Football (1970-72)

Inducted: 1978

In three seasons with the Redbirds, Bell carried the ball 543 times for 2,830 yards ... finished career as the record holder for rushing yards, total offense, touchdowns, and carries ... is still tied for the record of touchdowns in a game (6) ... holds the school record for yards by a sophomore (965), total points in a game (42), longest rush in school history (92-yard touchdown run), and rushing yards per game for a career (134.8) ... played in the 1973 Coaches All-American Bowl ... named Honorable Mention Little All-America by the Associated Press ... drafted in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1973.