Demetrius Bell life and biography

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Demetrius Bell biography

Date of birth : 1984-05-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Summerfield, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-23
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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PRO: Selected 219th overall with the team’s first of three seventh round draft picks… one of three Northwestern State products selected in team history including current Bill CB Terrence McGee (2003).

* At NE (9/14): Earned first career start in NFL debut at LT… joined rookies, LG Andy Levitre and RG Eric Wood, as the first three offensive linemen to start an NFL game for a team without playing in an NFL game since the 1981 Washington Redskins
* Vs. TB (9/20): Started at LT for the second straight game… added blocking for RB Fred Jackson’s 163 yards rushing performance
* Vs. NO (9/27): Made third straight start at LT… left the game in the second half with a groin injury
* At MIA (10/4): Inactive
* Vs. CLE (10/11): Started for the fourth time in 2009 at LT
* At NYJ (10/18): Started his fifth game of the season and career at LT
* At TEN (11/15): Started at LT, but left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return
* At JAX (11/22): Vs. MIA (11/29): Vs. NYJ (12/3): Inactive
* 12/11: Placed on Injured Reserve

* Was inactive for the first 15 games of the season… dressed for the first time in his rookie season, but did not play vs. NE (12/28)

COLLEGE: Did not play football at any level prior to August 2005… never played offensive tackle until three weeks before the 2006 season opener at Kansas… was the Demons’ offensive line MVP in action at Kansas, the first of 22 consecutive starts at left offensive tackle in his final two seasons of football… Entered Northwestern State on a basketball scholarship. … As a senior in 2007, became the 39th All-American player in school history and the eighth player to earn that honor in Scott Stoker’s six seasons as head coach… All-Southland Conference and All-Louisiana first-team selection… only one of four Division I athletes to play both basketball and football… registered 52 knockdown blocks and graded over 81.82% for blocking consistency, helping the offense generate 3,996 yards, an average of 363.3 yards per game… helped clear the way for junior tailback Byron Lawrence to lead the conference with a 125.1 yards per game average… served as offensive captain. … began football career as a defensive end in 2005. … helped lead the Demons basketball team to a Southland Conference East Division Championship in 2006.

PERSONAL: Graduated with a degree in general studies … son of Gloria Williams … nickname “D-Bell”…All-State and honorable mention All-American basketball standout at Summerfield (LA) High School which did not have a football team… earned honorable mention All-American honors in Street & Smith magazine … averaged 17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a senior earning District 1-C MVP honors… four-time All-District pick, adding District Defensive Player of the Year honors his junior year… part of a 33-7 state championship team during freshman campaign… also involved in Future Business Leaders of America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

COMMUNITY: In 2008, Demetrius participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. Each month, Demetrius and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. During the 2008 season the Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center to serve Thanksgiving Dinner and hosted the Annual Bills Holiday Party for children at Ralph Wilson Stadium to approximately 300 children and families.

In 2009, the Junior Club of Buffalo held an event called Kids in the Kitchen which supports the Play 60 Program. Demetrius was on hand at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns to work out with the kids and discuss the importance of staying active and eating right.

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