Beau Bell (American football)

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Beau Bell
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Bell with the Philadelphia Soul in 2017
No. 2 – Philadelphia Soul
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 31)
Tustin, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Tustin (CA)
College: UNLV
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 3
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 255.5
Sacks: 49.5
Interceptions: 3
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

James Beaumont "Beau" Bell (born May 26, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at UNLV. Bell has also been a member of the Omaha Nighthawks, Las Vegas Locomotives, Spokane Shock, BC Lions and Los Angeles Kiss.

Early years[edit]

Bell played high school football at Tustin High School in Tustin, California.

College career[edit]

Bell played inside linebacker at UNLV. Bell was the 2007 Mountain West Conference Defensive MVP. He played 41 games at UNLV and started 26. He was named league player of the week four times, tying the school record set by former Rebel Randall Cunningham.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Bell was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.[2] He was waived on September 5, 2009

Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

Bell signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on August 12, 2010.

BC Lions[edit]

On May 17, 2012, Bell was signed by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.[3]

Philadelphia Soul[edit]

On February 20, 2015, Bell was traded to the Philadelphia Soul in exchange for Derrick Ross.[4] On January 28, 2016, Bell was assigned to the Soul for the 2016 season. On August 26, 2016, the Soul beat the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX by a score of 56–42.[5] He earned First Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[6] On August 26, 2017, the Soul beat the Tampa Bay Storm in ArenaBowl XXX by a score of 44–40.[7]


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  2. ^ "Browns trade up, get Bell",
  3. ^ Lions Add Trio of Linebackers
  4. ^ Ryan Venezia (February 20, 2015). "Soul trade FB Ross for LB Bell". Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Soul Defeat Rattlers, 56-42, to Claim AFL Crown". August 26, 2016. Archived from the original on August 28, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". August 21, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Soul Snare Second Straight Foster Trophy in ArenaBowl XXX". Retrieved August 27, 2017. 

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