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Players

Vonn Bell
S #48
Height:
5-11
Weight:
205
Age:
22
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Chattanooga, TN
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
87
SCK
1.0
FF
2
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 87 61 26 1.0 0 4 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2016 NO 16 14 87 61 26 1.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1

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COLLEGE CAREER – A consensus All-American and one of the top rated defensive backs in the NFL Draft, Bell joins former college teammate Michael Thomas as the second Ohio State standout selected in the second round by New Orleans. As a senior, Bell was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist after recording 65 tackles and adding two interceptions, one brought back for a touchdown, one fumble recovery and 11 passes defensed. He was an All-Big 10 selection his final two years and although opposing quarterbacks tried to avoid him, he departed with nine interceptions, including six his sophomore campaign. He started all 28 games his final two years at Ohio State – With Bell being the 14th player the Saints have selected from the school. Only USC and Nebraska (17) had had more players drafted by New Orleans than the Buckeyes. His career totals include 176 stops, 24 pass defenses, two fumble recoveries and four tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

COLLEGE CAREER – A consensus All-American and one of the top rated defensive backs in the NFL Draft, Bell joins former college teammate Michael Thomas as the second Ohio State standout selected in the second round by New Orleans. As a senior, Bell was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist after recording 65 tackles and adding two interceptions, one brought back for a touchdown, one fumble recovery and 11 passes defensed. He was an All-Big 10 selection his final two years and although opposing quarterbacks tried to avoid him, he departed with nine interceptions, including six his sophomore campaign. He started all 28 games his final two years at Ohio State – With Bell being the 14th player the Saints have selected from the school. Only USC and Nebraska (17) had had more players drafted by New Orleans than the Buckeyes. His career totals include 176 stops, 24 pass defenses, two fumble recoveries and four tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS –Selected by the Saints in the second round (61st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

2015AP, The Sporting News and SI.com First Team All-American...First Team All-Big Ten (media)...Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist...Started all 13 games at safety for the second consecutive year...Part of a secondary that ranked sixth in the FBS in pass efficiency defense and part of a defense that ranked second overall in fewest points allowed per game (15.1)...Tied for 12th in the Big Ten with 11 passes defended (9 PBU’s, 2 INTs)...Recorded a career-high 10 tackles and tied a personal best with eight solo stops in the win over NIU...Tied that mark with 10 stops, including 7 solo, in the win over Minnesota, including a 15-yard INT return for a touchdown for Ohio State’s first score; named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week in recognition of his play vs. the

Golden Gophers...Recorded eight tackles in the win over Maryland...Seven tackles and 0.5 tackle for loss in the win at Illinois...Three solo tackles, three pass defenses, an interception and a 14-yard fumble return for a touchdown vs. Hawai’i...Made four tackles and broke up one pass in the win at Virginia Tech. 2014 – Bell started 14 games at one of the safety positions...Named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference…Second on the team in tackles with 92, an impressive total that represented a 12-year high for an Ohio State safety, or since Mike Doss had 107 in 2002...Only eight players nationally topped Bell’s Ohio State best six interceptions (Derek Ross had seven in 2001)...Ranked third in the Big Ten with .40 interceptions per game and he also ranked 11th in the Big Ten with 12 passes defensed (six interceptions and pass break-ups, respectively)...Had seven or more tackles in nine games, including a career-best nine vs. Michigan and a career-high eight solo tackles vs. Alabama...Had interceptions vs. Virginia Tech, Penn State, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Alabama...Had a quarterback sack of Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in the College Football Playoff national championship game, part of a six-tackle evening. 2013– Bell was on the Ohio State two-deep chart throughout the

2013 season as a true freshman back-up at the nickel...Started at nickel in the Discover Orange Bowl vs. Clemson...Made one of the plays of the game vs. the Tigers, tipping and then intercepting a Taj Boyd pass at the Ohio State 1 in the second quarter...Also had seven tackles -- all of them solo stops -- in the Orange Bowl.

PERSONAL: An exclamation point on Ohio State's Class of 2013, the Under Armour All-American announced on National signing day that he’d be a Buckeye...Five-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports, one of the nation’s top 30 players with overall rankings of No. 25 by Scout, No. 29 by 247Sports and No. 32 by Rivals...No. 50 on the ESPN 150...No. 4 player in the state of Georgia as a senior, Bell was also ranked as high as the third safety prospect nationally by Scout...Helped Ridgeland team, coached by Mark Mariakis, to a 13-2 record and a runner-up finish in the Georgia Class AAAA state championships...Bell had 146 tackles and three interceptions as a senior, and on offense he had over 1,700 all-purpose yards and scored 21 touchdowns...Helped Ridgeland (Rossville, Ga.) to the state Sweet 16 in 2011 as a junior with 119 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles...Father played collegiately at Murray State University.

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