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  Kahlil Bell
Kahlil Bell

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Anselmo, CA

High School:
Marin Catholic

Weight:
219

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
12/10/1986

Experience:
3V

10/20/2007

UCLA Comes Away with Upset over No. 10 Cal

UCLA 30, Cal 21

2008 - Appeared in 10 games with nine starts ... Led the team in rushing with 397 yards on 141 attempts ... Also led the team with seven touchdowns and ranked 11th in the Pac-10 in non-kick scoring (4.67/g) ... Named to the 2008 Doak Walker watch list ... Injured his left ankle in the first quarter of the season-opening game against Tennessee and sat out the balance of the game ... Made five rushes for 11 yards and caught a pass before heading to the sidelines ... Did not play at BYU or against Arizona ... Started against Fresno State and rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns on 20 attempts ... Rushed for a pair of one-yard scores against Washington State and finished with 43 yards on 21 carries ... Carried 14 times for 32 yards at Oregon, including a two-yard touchdown which made the score 21-14 after three quarters ... Led the Bruins with 28 yards on 11 carries against Stanford ... Also made two receptions for 15 yards ... Made catches for 10 yards and rushed six times for five yards at Cal ... Gained 45 yards on 12 carries versus Oregon State, including a season-long 24 yard burst ... Led the Bruins with 97 rushing yards at Washington on 25 attempts, including a pair of one-yard scoring jaunts ... Totaled 24 yards on 12 carries at Arizona State ... Gained 39 yards rushing on 15 attempts versus USC and caught a 21-yard scoring pass.

2007 - Bell led the Bruins in rushing with 795 yards on 142 attempts (5.6 average) and a team-high five touchdowns in just eight games (five starts) ... His average of 99.38 would have been fifth in the Pac-10 and his average of 113.63 all-purpose yards would have ranked seventh ... Bell also ranked fifth on the team with 13 receptions ... He enjoyed the best game of his career in the opener at Stanford when he ran for a career-high 195 yards, gaining numerous yards after initial contact ... He had runs of 59 (longest of his career), 31 and 22 yards among his 19 carries ... His 195 yards were the most ever by a Bruin in a season opener, the most since Chris Markey ran for 208 against Rice in 2006 and rank 18th on UCLA's single game list ... Against BYU, he led the Bruins with 79 yards on 16 carries, including a four-yard run to give UCLA a 17-0 lead in the second quarter ... On that touchdown drive, he carried on all four plays, gaining 26, 17, 0 and four yards for the score ... Against Utah, he led the Bruins with 59 yards on 12 carries and made two receptions for six yards ... He made his first career start against Washington and rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown, an eight-yard tackle-breaking run to give the Bruins the lead for good 4:17 into the third quarter, on 27 attempts ... He also made two receptions for 20 yards ... At Oregon State, he recovered from a tough start (fumbles lost on UCLA's first two plays) to lead the Bruins with 80 yards, including touchdowns of one and four yards, on 24 attempts ... He also led the team with four receptions for 49 yards and finished with 129 all-purpose yards ... He started against Notre Dame and led the Bruins with 64 yards on 18 rushing attempts ... In the win over Cal, he led the Bruins with 142 yards on 22 carries ... He had a 64-yard run, the longest of his career, to set up UCLA's first touchdown ... At Washington State, he scored a 50-yard touchdown on the third play of the game, but on his fourth carry, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and missed the rest of the season ... He finished with 67 yards on four attempts.

2006 - Saw action in seven of UCLA's 13 games ... He did not play against Washington State, California, Oregon State and Arizona State due to an ankle injury... He was suspended for the final two games of the year ... Despite missing nearly half the season, he ranked second on the team in rushing with 239 yards in seven games ... Led the Bruins in rushing against Utah, finishing with 34 yards on 14 attempts ... Against Rice, he carried 19 times for 102 yards and made one reception for 10 yards ... At Washington, he carried nine times for 27 yards ... In the win over Stanford, he gained 53 yards on eight carries, with a long of 32 yards, while adding two receptions for 11 yards ... He carried three times for 11 yards versus Arizona ... At Oregon, he scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns on one-yard blasts and finished with six yards on five attempts ... He suffered a sprained left ankle at Notre Dame after carrying twice for nine yards and returning one kickoff for 16 yards.

2005 - Had a solid true freshman campaign as the team's No. 3 tailback and kickoff return man ... Continued to improve throughout the season culminating with a co-MVP award at the Sun Bowl where he gained 136 yards ... At San Diego State, in his first game, he ran for 17 yards ... Ran for 44 yards and his first career touchdown versus Rice ... Against Oregon State, he accounted for 41 yards, including one run of 27 yards ... He had 20 yards at Arizona, 25 versus Arizona State and 20 at USC ... Against Northwestern in the Sun Bowl, he rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-tying score, on 19 carries ... He had five double-digit carries, including a long of 19 yards ... On the year, he rushed for 310 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries, averaging 6.0 yards an attempt ... Also returned 11 kickoffs for 175 yards with a long return of 31 yards ... Appeared in 10 games.

HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered in football as a running back and defensive back for coach Ken Peralta at Marin (CA) Catholic HS ... SuperPrep All-California (No. 67 player) ... Three-star selection by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 55 player in California by scout.com ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Third-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports) ... First-team All-State Small Schools (Cal-Hi Sports) ... As a senior, he was named all-league on both offense and defense ... Selected Back of the Year and Regional Player of the Year ... Had over 6,000 yards of total offense for his career ... Set school records for most rushing yards in a season, most touchdowns in a season, most carries in a season and highest average per carry ... Led Bay Area in rushing with 2,292 yards and 31 touchdowns ... As a safety, he made 70 tackles and five interceptions ... Also had 160 receiving yards and averaged 14 yards per punt return ...Two-star selection by rivals.com ... As a junior, he was named Back of the Year, Player of the Year and all-league ... Pre-season No. 47 player in CA/NV/HI by SuperPrep ... Pre-season No. 58 player in West by scout.com ... Rushed for 1,682 yards and 24 touchdowns ... Also had 125 receiving yards and averaged 12.5 yards per punt return ... As a sophomore at Montgomery HS, he earned All-State underclass honors while rushing for 1,642 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Also had 135 receiving yards and averaged 12.9 yards per punt return ... Named all-league and All-Sonoma County ... Also lettered three years in basketball (coach Rick Winter) and in track (triple jump) ... In basketball, his team won three league titles and the North Coast Section championship in his senior year ...Averaged 14 points, four assists and five rebounds per game as a senior ... As a junior, he averaged nine points and four assists per game.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Kahlil Edward Bell ... Born: December 10, 1986 in Santa Rosa, CA ... Parents: Michael and Elizabeth Bell ... Has two brothers, Roechard and Darius, and three sisters, Danielle, Nerisa and Legalo ... Hobbies include basketball, video games and dancing ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Winter 2007 and Winter 2008 ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - K. Bell

Rushing

Year

TCB

Yds

YL

Net

Avg

TD

Lg

2005

52

316

6

310

6.0

3

27

2006

60

247

8

239

4.0

2

32

2007

142

817

22

795

5.6

5

64

2008

141

437

40

397

2.8

7

64

Totals

395

1817

76

1741

4.4

17

64

Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2005

0

0

0

0

0

2006

6

38

6.3

0

11

2007

13

93

7.2

0

34

2008

10

65

6.5

1

21

Totals

29

196

6.8

1

34

Kickoff Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2005

11

175

15.9

0

31

2006

2

16

8.0

0

16

Totals

13

191

14.7

0

31

Career Highs
Rushing Yards: 195 vs. Stanford, 2007
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Fresno State, 2008; vs. Washington State, 2008; vs. Washington, 2008; vs. Oregon State, 2006; vs. Northwestern, 2005


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