Richard Bell (American football)

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Richard Bell
No. 21
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1967-05-03) May 3, 1967 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:John Muir
(Pasadena, California)
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 12 / Pick: 319
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 1990
Games Played:8
Games Started:1
Rushes/ Yds:5/ 18
Receptions/ Yds:12/ 136
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Richard Aaron Bell (born May 3, 1967) is a former American football player who played a single season in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early life[edit]

Bell was born in Los Angeles, California and is a 1984 graduate of John Muir High School in Pasadena, California.[1][2]

He matriculated at the University of Nebraska.[1]

Football career[edit]

Bell was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the twelfth round of the 1990 NFL Draft.[1] After appearing in eight games with the Steelers in 1990, he was left unprotected by the team under Plan B free agency and was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.[3] He was released by the Chiefs prior to the 1991 season.[4]

Post-football career[edit]

West Covina Police Chief 2017.


His son, Jered Bell, played defensive back for the University of Colorado at Boulder.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Richard Bell bio". databaseFootball. Archived from the original on 16 February 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Jim Brownfield To Be Honored At High School". National Football Foundation. Retrieved July 28, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Dulac, Gerry; Steve Hubbard (April 23, 1991). "Steelers are seeking big catch in Thompson". Pittsburgh Press. pp. B3. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Transactions". New York Times. August 21, 1991. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Jared Bell Biography". Colorado Buffaloes football. Retrieved 19 February 2010.