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Jacob Bell biography

Date of birth : 1981-03-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the St. Louis Rams, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jacob Bell is an American football guard for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by St. Louis (3/4/08)…selected by Tennessee in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft (4/25/04).

Sixth-year lineman has played in 68 games with 59 starts...56 starts have come at left guard with the other three at right tackle…has blocked for four 1,000-yard rushers, opening holes for Tennessee’s Chris Brown (1,067 yards in 2004), Travis Henry (1,211 yards in 2006), LenDale White (1,110 yards in 2007) and the Rams’ Steven Jackson (1,042 in 2008)…earned All-Rookie honors in 2004 from ESPN.com, Football Digest and Pro Football Weekly.

2009 SEASON: Started 13 games before being placed on reserved/injured list (12/15) with a hamstring injury…part of an offensive line that allowed RB Steven Jackson to rush for a career-high seven 100-yard performances…Week 8 at Detroit (11/1): Part of an offensive line that helped Steven Jackson to rush for a season-high 149 yards.

2008 SEASON: Played in 13 games with 13 starts…inactive for three other contests…part of an offensive line that allowed 45 sacks, the fewest allowed by the team since 2003…opened holes for RB Steven Jackson to rush for 1,042 yards and average 118.4 scrimmage yards per game, best in the NFL… Week 7 vs. Dallas (10/19): Helped Jackson earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors as he cleared paths for Jackson to rush for 160 yards on 25 carries with three touchdowns.

2007 SEASON: Played in a career-high 16 games with 16 starts…also started in Titans’ playoff contest…opened holes for a rushing attack that ranked fifth in the NFL, gaining 2,109 yards (131.8 yards per game) behind RB LenDale White’s career-high 1,110 yards…at Jacksonville (9/9): Member of an offensive line that opened holes for Titans’ backs to gain 282 rushing yards, the second-highest total in franchise history…at Denver (11/19): Blocking efforts helped QB Vince Young throw for a career-best 305 passing yards…AFC Wild Card Playoff at San Diego (1/6/08): Started first career playoff game…provided running lanes for Titans’ backs to gain 119 yards rushing.

2006 SEASON: Started 13 games at left guard and two games at right tackle…helped pave the way for the fifth-ranked rushing attack in the NFL…opened running lanes for RB Travis Henry to gain 1,211 rushing yards and Offensive Rookie of the Year Vince Young as he gained 552 rushing yards, becoming the first rookie quarterback in the Super Bowl era to reach 500 rushing yards…at Washington (10/15): Helped Henry rush for career-high 178 yards.

2005 SEASON: Played in nine games with one start at right tackle…also saw action at right guard, left tackle and on special teams…at Pittsburgh (9/11): Made only start of season at right tackle in season opener.

2004 SEASON: Played in 15 games with 14 starts at left guard before tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in the second quarter against Denver (12/25)…inactive for season finale against Detroit (1/2)…named to All-Rookie teams by ESPN.com, Football Digest and Pro Football Weekly…helped RB Chris Brown rush for 1,067 yards and protected QB Steve McNair and QB Billy Volek as they combined for 3,829 passing yards…at Miami (9/11): Made his NFL debut…vs. Indianapolis (9/19): Notched first career start at left guard…helped Brown gain 152 rushing yards.

BELL’S Games Played-Starts: (Tennessee) 2004 (15/14), 2005 (9/1), 2006 (15/15), 2007 (16/16); (RAMS) 2008 (13/13). Totals: (68/59). Postseason: (Tennessee) 2007 (1/1). Postseason Totals: (1/1).

College Highlights:
Played in 39 games with 38 starts at Miami (Ohio), starting at left tackle (13 games), right tackle (two) and right guard (23)…blocked for current Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, a two-time Super Bowl winner, during his junior and senior seasons at Miami (Ohio)…earned first-team All-Mid-American Conference honors en route to the conference championship as a senior…during his senior season, helped the Redhawks set school and conference records for most points (553) and most total yards (7,016)….helped team set school record for rushing touchdowns in a season (34)…graduated with degree in sport organization in December 2003.

Born Jacob Adam Bell…attended St. Ignatius High in Cleveland, Ohio, helping the Wildcats to a 10-3 mark and the state semifinals during his senior season…garnered All-Northeast district accolades as a junior…helped Wildcats win 11 of 13 games as St. Ignatius advanced to the state semifinals…enjoys fishing, playing golf and going to the movies…has plans on starting a career in real estate when his playing days are over.

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