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

Beau Bell
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Bell with the Philadelphia Soul in 2017
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Personal information
Born: (1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 33)
Tustin, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Tustin (Tustin, California)
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Career Arena statistics
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

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 NighthawksEdit

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

BC LionsEdit

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

Philadelphia SoulEdit

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]

Post-playing careerEdit

In March 2018, it was announced that Bell had joined the Albany Empire as the team's Director of Player Personnel and Pass Rush Coordinator.[8]


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  2. ^ "Browns trade up, get Bell" Archived 2008-05-01 at the Wayback Machine,
  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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". August 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Soul Snare Second Straight Foster Trophy in ArenaBowl XXX". Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "ALBANY EMPIRE NAMES BEAU BELL AS DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL". Archived from the original on March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

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