Mike Bell (defensive lineman)

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Mike Bell
No. 99
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-08-30) August 30, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Career information
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 1979
Last played in 1991
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 135
Games started 100
Sacks 51
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Mike J. Bell (born August 30, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for twelve seasons during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Bell played college football for Colorado State University, where he earned All-American honors. He was the second overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft, and played for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs for his entire professional career.

Bell was born in Wichita, Kansas, where he played multiple sports at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School from 1971 to 1975.

He attended Colorado State University, where he played for the Colorado State Rams football from 1975 to 1978. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as a senior in 1978. His twin brother Mark Bell also played for Colorado State.

The Kansas City Chiefs chose Bell in the first round (second overall pick) in the 1979 NFL Draft, and he played for the Chiefs from 1979 to 1991, playing for four head coaches. During his twelve NFL seasons, he played in 135 games and started 100 of them, while compiling forty quarterback sacks and ten recovered fumbles.

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