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Demetress Bell
T #77
Height:
6-5
Weight:
311
College:
Northwestern State-Louisiana
Hometown:
Summerfield, Louisiana
Experience:
3
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 40 35
2012 PHI 9 5
2011 BUF 7 6
2010 BUF 16 16
2009 BUF 8 8
2008 BUF 0 0

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Bio

PRO: Selected 219th overall with the team’s first of three seventh round draft picks… one of three Northwestern State products selected in team history including current Bill CB Terrence McGee (2003).

 

2010:

  • vs. MIA (9/12) Started his second-consecutive Kickoff Weekend game
  • at GB (9/19) Made the 10th start of his career and has started each of his 10 games played
  • at NE (9/26) Started at left tackle... member of an offensive line that helped pave the way for a season-best 134 yards rushing
  • vs. NYJ (10/3), JAC (10/10) Started at left tackle
  • at BAL (10/24) Made sixth start of the season at left tackle... part of an offensive line that held the Ravens’ defense to one sack while generating 506 yards of offense
  • at KC (10/31) Started at left tackle
  • vs. CHI (11/7) Started at left tackle... part of an offensive line that held Chicago’s defense to 1.0 sack
  • vs. DET (11/14) Started at left tackle... part of an offensive line that blocked for RB Fred Jackson’s season-best 133 rushing yards, while holding the Lions’ defense to 1.0 sack for the second straight week
  • at CIN (11/21)... Made his 10th start of the season at left tackle... part of an offensive line that helped produce 449 yards of offense, including 141 rushing... held the Bengals’ defense to 1.0 sack for the third straight week
  • vs. PIT (11/28) Started for the 11th game of the season at left tackle
  • at MIN (12/5) Started and played in his 20th career game at left tackle
  • vs. CLE (12/12) Started at LT... part of an offensive line that helped block for a season-best 192 rushing yards on 42 carries (4.2 avg.)
  • at MIA (12/19), vs. NE (12/26), at NYJ (1/2) Started at LT

 

2009:

  • At NE (9/14): Earned first career start in NFL debut at LT… joined rookies, LG Andy Levitre and RG Eric Wood, as the first three offensive linemen to start an NFL game for a team without playing in an NFL game since the 1981 Washington Redskins
  • Vs. TB (9/20): Started at LT for the second straight game… added blocking for RB Fred Jackson’s 163 yards rushing performance
  • Vs. NO (9/27): Made third straight start at LT… left the game in the second half with a groin injury
  • At MIA (10/4): Inactive
  • Vs. CLE (10/11): Started for the fourth time in 2009 at LT
  • At NYJ (10/18): Started his fifth game of the season and career at LT
  • At TEN (11/15): Started at LT, but left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return
  • At JAX (11/22): Vs. MIA (11/29): Vs. NYJ (12/3): Inactive
  • 12/11: Placed on Injured Reserve

 

2008:

  • Was inactive for the first 15 games of the season… dressed for the first time in his rookie season, but did not play vs. NE (12/28)

 

COLLEGE: Did not play football at any level prior to August 2005… never played offensive tackle until three weeks before the 2006 season opener at Kansas… was the Demons’ offensive line MVP in action at Kansas, the first of 22 consecutive starts at left offensive tackle in his final two seasons of football… Entered Northwestern State on a basketball scholarship. … As a senior in 2007, became the 39th All-American player in school history and the eighth player to earn that honor in Scott Stoker’s six seasons as head coach… All-Southland Conference and All-Louisiana first-team selection… only one of four Division I athletes to play both basketball and football… registered 52 knockdown blocks and graded over 81.82% for blocking consistency, helping the offense generate 3,996 yards, an average of 363.3 yards per game… helped clear the way for junior tailback Byron Lawrence to lead the conference with a 125.1 yards per game average… served as offensive captain. … began football career as a defensive end in 2005. … helped lead the Demons basketball team to a Southland Conference East Division Championship in 2006.

 

PERSONAL:  Graduated with a degree in general studies … son of Gloria Williams … nickname “D-Bell”…All-State and honorable mention All-American basketball standout at Summerfield (LA) High School which did not have a football team… earned honorable mention All-American honors in Street & Smith magazine … averaged 17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a senior earning District 1-C MVP honors… four-time All-District pick, adding District Defensive Player of the Year honors his junior year… part of a 33-7 state championship team during freshman campaign… also involved in Future Business Leaders of America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

COMMUNITY: Demetrius participated in the “Kids in the Kitchen” event at the Tonawanda Boys and Girls Club in May of 2010.  Over 60 kids ranging from kindergarten through 8th grade participated in four different stations including gym/fitness, computers, arts/crafts and cooking.  Demetrius spoke with each age group stressing the importance of physical activity each day, eating healthy and staying hydrated.  He also shared his story of how he became a professional athlete and how part of his success is due to the fruits and vegetables he eats.

The Offensive Line teamed up with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Erie County to take 20 young men holiday shopping in December.  Demetrius was amongst the group of players that gave an unforgettable experience to the young men. 

PRO: Selected 219th overall with the team’s first of three seventh round draft picks… one of three Northwestern State products selected in team history including current Bill CB Terrence McGee (2003).

 

2010:

  • vs. MIA (9/12) Started his second-consecutive Kickoff Weekend game
  • at GB (9/19) Made the 10th start of his career and has started each of his 10 games played
  • at NE (9/26) Started at left tackle... member of an offensive line that helped pave the way for a season-best 134 yards rushing
  • vs. NYJ (10/3), JAC (10/10) Started at left tackle
  • at BAL (10/24) Made sixth start of the season at left tackle... part of an offensive line that held the Ravens’ defense to one sack while generating 506 yards of offense
  • at KC (10/31) Started at left tackle
  • vs. CHI (11/7) Started at left tackle... part of an offensive line that held Chicago’s defense to 1.0 sack
  • vs. DET (11/14) Started at left tackle... part of an offensive line that blocked for RB Fred Jackson’s season-best 133 rushing yards, while holding the Lions’ defense to 1.0 sack for the second straight week
  • at CIN (11/21)... Made his 10th start of the season at left tackle... part of an offensive line that helped produce 449 yards of offense, including 141 rushing... held the Bengals’ defense to 1.0 sack for the third straight week
  • vs. PIT (11/28) Started for the 11th game of the season at left tackle
  • at MIN (12/5) Started and played in his 20th career game at left tackle
  • vs. CLE (12/12) Started at LT... part of an offensive line that helped block for a season-best 192 rushing yards on 42 carries (4.2 avg.)
  • at MIA (12/19), vs. NE (12/26), at NYJ (1/2) Started at LT

 

2009:

  • At NE (9/14): Earned first career start in NFL debut at LT… joined rookies, LG Andy Levitre and RG Eric Wood, as the first three offensive linemen to start an NFL game for a team without playing in an NFL game since the 1981 Washington Redskins
  • Vs. TB (9/20): Started at LT for the second straight game… added blocking for RB Fred Jackson’s 163 yards rushing performance
  • Vs. NO (9/27): Made third straight start at LT… left the game in the second half with a groin injury
  • At MIA (10/4): Inactive
  • Vs. CLE (10/11): Started for the fourth time in 2009 at LT
  • At NYJ (10/18): Started his fifth game of the season and career at LT
  • At TEN (11/15): Started at LT, but left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return
  • At JAX (11/22): Vs. MIA (11/29): Vs. NYJ (12/3): Inactive
  • 12/11: Placed on Injured Reserve

 

2008:

  • Was inactive for the first 15 games of the season… dressed for the first time in his rookie season, but did not play vs. NE (12/28)

 

COLLEGE: Did not play football at any level prior to August 2005… never played offensive tackle until three weeks before the 2006 season opener at Kansas… was the Demons’ offensive line MVP in action at Kansas, the first of 22 consecutive starts at left offensive tackle in his final two seasons of football… Entered Northwestern State on a basketball scholarship. … As a senior in 2007, became the 39th All-American player in school history and the eighth player to earn that honor in Scott Stoker’s six seasons as head coach… All-Southland Conference and All-Louisiana first-team selection… only one of four Division I athletes to play both basketball and football… registered 52 knockdown blocks and graded over 81.82% for blocking consistency, helping the offense generate 3,996 yards, an average of 363.3 yards per game… helped clear the way for junior tailback Byron Lawrence to lead the conference with a 125.1 yards per game average… served as offensive captain. … began football career as a defensive end in 2005. … helped lead the Demons basketball team to a Southland Conference East Division Championship in 2006.

 

PERSONAL:  Graduated with a degree in general studies … son of Gloria Williams … nickname “D-Bell”…All-State and honorable mention All-American basketball standout at Summerfield (LA) High School which did not have a football team… earned honorable mention All-American honors in Street & Smith magazine … averaged 17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a senior earning District 1-C MVP honors… four-time All-District pick, adding District Defensive Player of the Year honors his junior year… part of a 33-7 state championship team during freshman campaign… also involved in Future Business Leaders of America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

COMMUNITY: Demetrius participated in the “Kids in the Kitchen” event at the Tonawanda Boys and Girls Club in May of 2010.  Over 60 kids ranging from kindergarten through 8th grade participated in four different stations including gym/fitness, computers, arts/crafts and cooking.  Demetrius spoke with each age group stressing the importance of physical activity each day, eating healthy and staying hydrated.  He also shared his story of how he became a professional athlete and how part of his success is due to the fruits and vegetables he eats.

The Offensive Line teamed up with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Erie County to take 20 young men holiday shopping in December.  Demetrius was amongst the group of players that gave an unforgettable experience to the young men. 

 

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