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Jon Bell
58   Jon Bell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shreveport, La.

High School:
Evangel Christian HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 274

Position:
Center

Experience:
2L


Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 19 career games, including nine on offense and nine on defense . . . 2008 -- Played in nine games . . . moved to center from defensive end at the beginning of preseason camp . . . saw playing time on the last offensive series vs. UAB in the season opener . . . also played against North Texas, New Mexico, UCA, Rice, UTEP, UCF, Tulane and Ball State . . . 2007 -- Played in 10 games . . . started the BYU and Oklahoma games . . . had six tackles, three pass break-ups and one QB sack . . . saw his first career action in the season opener vs. UL-Monroe, and had two tackles, including one sack for -1 yard . . . also had two stops against Army . . . started his first career game against BYU and had one stop . . . 2006 -- Was one of several true freshmen to sit out the 2006 season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall -- Will compete at the center position . . . spent the 2008 season at center after moving from the defensive line . . . needs to gain confidence at the position . . . an athletic player who has the ability to be a good player at center.

High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner at Evangel Christian Academy . . . started as a sophomore at offensive tackle, and as a junior and senior on the defensive line . . . played on state championship teams as a freshman, sophomore and senior . . . was a member of teams that compiled a 48-11 record in his four years . . . was credited with 179 tackles, 45 stops for lost yardage, 36 sacks, 15 caused fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries in his career . . . high school football coach was Dennis Dunn.

Personal -- Favorite NFL player is Drew Brees . . . his favorite NFL team is the New Orleans Saints . . . favorite book is Purpose Driven Life . . . his favorite TV show is the "Big Bang Theory" . . . his favorite sports movie is Rudy . . . the Outdoor Channel is his favorite TV channel . . . his favorite midnight snack is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich . . . his favorite sport to watch besides football is hockey . . . his favorite pro athlete is NHL goaltender Patrick Roy . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are Roger and Pam Bell . . . has three older sisters . . . majoring in communication.