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Byron Bell
OT #76
Height:
6-5
Weight:
340
College:
New Mexico
Experience:
6

Biography

 
PRO:  The Titans signed offensive lineman Byron Bell during the 2015 offseason to add competition and experience to the offensive front.  The fifth-year veteran was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Carolina Panthers following the 2011 NFL Draft and not only made the team, but appeared in all 16 games with 12 starts at right tackle as a rookie.  The 6-foot-5-inch, 340-pounder is a seasoned starter that has the ability to play both tackle spots and also swing inside to line up at guard.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2015, Bell started all 16 games in his first campaign with the Titans and lined up at left guard, right tackle and left tackle.
•    Bell made the Panthers as a rookie free agent and started 12 games at right tackle.  He contributed to an offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     During the 2016 offseason, Bell volunteered as a teacher in numerous Middle Tennessee schools to prepare himself for a potential career in education following his football days.
•     Bell is proud to be a native of Greenville, Texas, and the city reciprocates the feelings.  The town of 25,557 named the street he grew up on “Byron Bell Street” and the mayor gave him a key to the city as a rookie.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Greenville, Texas, native was orginally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers on July 28, 2011.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on April 22, 2015.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 37 games with 36 starts at New Mexico.  Started 24 games at left tackle over final two seasons after making 12 starts at right tackle as a sophomore.
•    As a senior in 2010, earned All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention and the team’s outstanding offensive lineman award.
•    Started 12 games as a junior in 2009, helping three different Lobos running backs rush for 100 yards or more in a game.
•    Surrendered only three sacks in 12 starts as a sophomore in 2008.  Paved the way for the team to average 204.9 yards rushing per game, which ranked third in the conference and 16th in the nation.
•    Played in one game as a freshman in 2007, missing most of the season with a knee injury.
•    Majored in university studies at New Mexico.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Greenville, Texas.
•    Attended Greenville (Texas) High School and was named Associated Press first team all-state offensive tackle as a senior.  Was selected second team all-state by the Texas Sportswriters and was an unanimous choice for all-district in 10-4A.
•    Was also the starting center on the basketball team and competed in the shot put.
•    Born Byron Michael Bell on Jan. 17, 1989 in Greenville, Texas.
 
PRO:  The Titans signed offensive lineman Byron Bell during the 2015 offseason to add competition and experience to the offensive front.  The fifth-year veteran was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Carolina Panthers following the 2011 NFL Draft and not only made the team, but appeared in all 16 games with 12 starts at right tackle as a rookie.  The 6-foot-5-inch, 340-pounder is a seasoned starter that has the ability to play both tackle spots and also swing inside to line up at guard.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2015, Bell started all 16 games in his first campaign with the Titans and lined up at left guard, right tackle and left tackle.
•    Bell made the Panthers as a rookie free agent and started 12 games at right tackle.  He contributed to an offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     During the 2016 offseason, Bell volunteered as a teacher in numerous Middle Tennessee schools to prepare himself for a potential career in education following his football days.
•     Bell is proud to be a native of Greenville, Texas, and the city reciprocates the feelings.  The town of 25,557 named the street he grew up on “Byron Bell Street” and the mayor gave him a key to the city as a rookie.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Greenville, Texas, native was orginally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers on July 28, 2011.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on April 22, 2015.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 37 games with 36 starts at New Mexico.  Started 24 games at left tackle over final two seasons after making 12 starts at right tackle as a sophomore.
•    As a senior in 2010, earned All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention and the team’s outstanding offensive lineman award.
•    Started 12 games as a junior in 2009, helping three different Lobos running backs rush for 100 yards or more in a game.
•    Surrendered only three sacks in 12 starts as a sophomore in 2008.  Paved the way for the team to average 204.9 yards rushing per game, which ranked third in the conference and 16th in the nation.
•    Played in one game as a freshman in 2007, missing most of the season with a knee injury.
•    Majored in university studies at New Mexico.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Greenville, Texas.
•    Attended Greenville (Texas) High School and was named Associated Press first team all-state offensive tackle as a senior.  Was selected second team all-state by the Texas Sportswriters and was an unanimous choice for all-district in 10-4A.
•    Was also the starting center on the basketball team and competed in the shot put.
•    Born Byron Michael Bell on Jan. 17, 1989 in Greenville, Texas.
 
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 84 72
2017 DAL 6 0
2015 TEN 16 16
2014 CAR 15 15
2013 CAR 16 14
2012 CAR 15 15
2011 CAR 16 12

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