STEELERS / RUNNING BACK

LE'VEON BELL

ABOUT ME

REYNOLDSBURG, OH

EARLY YEARS

Le’Veon is from Groveport, Ohio, where he attended Groveport Madison High School. Le’Veon was a high school stand out in football, basketball and track. As a running back, he rushed for 3,222 yards and 43 touchdowns over a three year period, and he was selected first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) Ohio Division as a senior.

In basketball, he earned second-team All-OCC Ohio Division as a junior. Le’Veon flew under the radar as a high school recruit. He was considered a two-star recruit by ESPN.com and was listed as the No. 211 running back in the nation in 2010. He received scholarship offers from only Bowling Green, Marshall and Eastern Michigan during his senior year.

It wasn’t until his senior season was over that Le’Veon finally received a scholarship offer from Michigan State, where he committed to play in the spring of 2010.

Le’Veon made an immediate impact upon arriving in East Lansing, Mich. As a freshman, he appeared in 13 games and rushed for 605 yards and eight touchdowns, which earned him All Big-Ten Freshman honors. As a sophomore in 2011, Le’Veon led the Spartans with 948 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on 182 carries.

In his junior season, Le’Veon took over as lead back, bursting onto the college football scene with a Big Ten-leading 1,793 rushing yards, the second most rushing yards in a single season in school history.

He earned first-team All-Big Ten and first-team All-American honors before declaring for the 2012 NFL Draft. Le’Veon left Michigan State ranked No. 7 in school history in both rushing yards (3,346) and rushing touchdowns (33).

"
He's a cross between
Marshall Faulk and Barry Sanders.
Patience and the cut.
"
- Michael Irvin

RUNNING BACK

NFL

Le’Veon was selected 48th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Upon entering the league, Le’Veon led the Steelers with 860 yards and eight rushing touchdowns as a rookie, while adding 45 receptions for 399 yards.

In 2014, Le’Veon took off, finishing second in the NFL in rushing yards (1,361) and yards from scrimmage (2,215), while leading all running backs in receiving yards (854) and yards per reception (10.3).

Le’Veon received first-team All-Pro honors and was named AFC co-Offensive Player of the Year. He holds Steelers single-season franchise records for receptions by a running back (2014) and yards from scrimmage (2014).


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STATS

In 2014, Le’Veon took off, finishing second in the NFL in rushing yards (1,361) and yards from scrimmage (2,215), while leading all running backs in receiving yards (854) and yards per reception (10.3).