34 - George Bell Position: Tailback
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 224 lbs.
High School: Jack Britt
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
photo Played with confidence and poise during the spring ... Impressed the coaches with his performance ... A strong runner who is a load to tackle ... Has improved his blocking and is becoming a solid option in the passing game ... Gained some important experience while playing a reserve role last fall ... Saw action in nine games, averaging 4.6 yards on 42 carries ... Has made great improvements and shown an outstanding work ethic since enrolling at Tech in January 2004 - right after his final high school season ... Has battled back from a severe knee injury during his junior year in high school ... Was named one of the team's top offensive newcomers following 2005 spring practice ... Is the leading candidate for a share the tailback duties ... Has a chance to be an outstanding back.

2005: Bench pressed 390 pounds during preseason testing ... Saw his first playing time at Duke and ran for 15 yards on six carries ... Scored his first collegiate TD on a 3-yard run in that game ... Rushed four times for 15 yards in the Georgia Tech game ... Carried five times for 25 yards in the Marshall game, scoring on a 2-yard run ... Carried two times for 10 yards against Maryland and two times for 5 yards in the BC game ... Ran for a personal-best 74 yards on 12 carries during the Virginia game ... Added 40 yards on seven attempts versus UNC ... Rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns ... Was an Iron Hokie during spring testing ... Turned in a 34-inch vertical jump, second-best among the running backs ... Rushed 13 times for 34 yards and a touchdown during second spring scrimmage ... Carried just six times for 14 yards in the Maroon-White spring game.

2004: Redshirted, using the time to continue rehabilitation on his knee ... Led the Maroon squad with 37 yards on 10 carries in the Maroon-White game ... Given the Paul Torgersen Award, awarded to the top offensive newcomer, following spring practice ... Recorded a 321-pound power clean and a 331-pound push jerk in spring testing.

2003: Enrolled at Tech in January 2004 after completing his high school degree early ... Posted a 380-pound bench press during spring max testing and added a 341-pound push jerk that ranked second among Tech's running backs ... Earned Iron Hokie honors ... Began spring practice at fullback, then moved to tailback ... Carried the football four times for 26 yards in the team's second spring scrimmage ... Rushed for 22 yards on eight carries in the third scrimmage and had 48 yards on eight carries in the final scrimmage of the spring ... Added eight carries for 24 yards during the annual Maroon-White game.

High School: A prep All-America running back for Coach Richard Bailey at Jack Britt High ... Only played in three games as a senior due to knee injury he suffered during his junior season ... Rushed for 279 yards in the three games after returning from the injury ... Rushed for 529 yards and seven touchdowns in three full games before suffering the injury as a junior ... Had 127 yards in the game he was injured ... Started his varsity career with 1,100 yards rushing as a freshman ... Added 864 yards as a sophomore before missing four games with a broken wrist ... Was rated the No. 4 tailback in the nation by Tom Lemming ... Named a high school All-American by SuperPrep, PrepStar and Lemming ... Ranked the No. 12 running back in the nation by Rivals100.com and 26th by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 28 player in the country in Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Picked to the PrepStar Dream Team ... Played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl.

Personal: George W. Bell ... Born 10/28/85 ... Son of Janet and Jeff Polk ... Enrolled in human development.

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2005 11 42 192 4.6 2 27
2006 4 35 107 3.1 2 13
Career 15 77 299 3.9 4 27

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2005 11 1 0 1 0-0 0-0