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5 Things to Know About Kenny Bell

Get to know the newest Buccaneers wide receiver.


1. He's not the first member of his family to play in the NFL.
Kenny's dad, Ken, was a member of the Denver broncos from 1986 to 1989. Ken was a running back, but his primary responsibility was returning kicks. He accumulated more than 2,000 return yards in his career.

2. He's a good student.
In 2014, Bell was named to Nebraska's Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and in the fall of 2010, he was named to the Big 12's Academic Honor Roll. He graduated with a degree in Ethnic Studies in December.

3. He's involved in the community.
According to his bio on Nebraska's football page, Bell has spent time giving back to various causes, including Husker Heroes, Meadow Lane Elementary, Norwood Park Elementary and the Uplifting Athletes Road Race.

4. He can run the ball, too.
Bell recorded the longest run by a freshman in Nebraska history when he scored on an 80-yard play against Minnesota in 2011. He carried the ball six times for 109 yards (18.2 per carry) in his college career.

5. He was highly recruited out of high school.
Bell had scholarship offers from Boston College, Oregon, Stanford, Texas and UCLA, among others, before he decided to attend Nebraska.

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