|Date of birth:||March 9, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Canyon, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|College:||West Texas A&M|
Career highlights and awards
Dalton Bell (born March 9, 1983) is a former Canadian football quarterback. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He was later signed by the Seattle Seahawks. He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2008 and was traded to Toronto in 2010. He played college football at West Texas A&M.
Bell attended Canyon High School in Canyon, Texas and was a student and a letterman in football and track. In football, he was named the Canyon H.S. Offensive M.V.P. and was an All-District Honorable Mention selection.
Bell played in 40 games at West Texas State A&M, with 21 starts. He guided the Buffalo to back-to-back Lone Star Conference championships and a 20-4 record in two seasons as the team's starting quarterback. He threw for 7,841 yards and 63 touchdown during his career at West Texas State, connecting on 699 of 1044 passes.
As a senior, he completed 386 of 583 passes for 3,998 yards and 32 touchdowns. As a junior, he passed for 3,799 yards and 30 touchdowns, completing 311 of 454 passes. He threw for more than 400 yards in four of the 11 games he started. As a sophomore, he completed just one of five passes for eight yards, but ran for a 54-yard touchdown against Texas A&M-Kingsville.
Green Bay Packers
Bell signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2007 but was quickly released.
Bell signed a practice roster agreement with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 8, 2008 and spent the rest of the season as the fourth string quarterback. After former starter Michael Bishop was released, Bell was promoted to third string quarterback for the 2009 season but did not see any touches that season.
On March 9, 2010 (his birthday), it was announced that Bell had been traded to the Toronto Argonauts for a 5th round pick in the 2010 CFL Draft. He got his first career professional start against his former team, the Roughriders, on Oct 2, 2010, a 27-16 loss. He entered free agency on February 15, 2012.
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