2014 (So.): Started all 12 games to earn second letter . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Ball State all-time leading rusher Jahwan Edwards . . . part of an offensive line that ranked in the nation's top-20 in fewest sacks allowed and fewest tackles for loss allowed.
2013 (Fr.): Started 13 games, including the GoDaddy Bowl, to earn first letter . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for record setting seasons by Keith Wenning (quarterback), Willie Snead (wide receiver) and Jahwan Edwards (running back) . . . helped Ball State rank 17th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed with an average of 1.23 per game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Mike Theisen at Indian Hills . . . helped team to a 7-3 record as a senior and a 16-14 mark in his career . . . helped team to a 5-2 record in the Cincinnati Hills League as a senior . . . all-state second team as a senior . . . Anthony Munoz Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior . . . all-city and all-district as a senior . . . All-Cincinnati Hills League as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior . . . also competed in basketball and was the starting center as junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Douglas and Mary Ann Bell . . . owns a 3.3 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . born Jan. 28, 1994, in Silver Spring, Md. . . . full name is Steven Richard Bell.