Le Veon Bell is a free-agent American football running back in the National Football League. Le Veon Bell attended Michigan State before being drafted 48th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Bell also had stints with the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Le Veon Bell was born on February 18, 1992, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States, and his age is 30 years old as of the year 2022. His full name is Le Veon Andrew Bell Sr.
Talking about Bell’s parents, his mother’s name is Lisa A. Bell whereas there is no information about his father. Bell is born to middle-class African-American parents. Similarly, Bell has two younger brothers and two older sisters, both of whom play football but their names are not available.
Additionally, Bell’s mother and grandfather are lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers supporters. His mother struggled financially while raising Bell and his siblings alone throughout his childhood.
Donis Toler Jr., his high school principal, and his mother are two of the people he credits with his success. Toler was a father figure in Bell’s life and was instrumental in getting him noticed by Michigan State.
Bell is known to be an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion. Similarly, he belongs to the African-American ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Talking about Le Veon Bell’s formal education, he completed his high school at Groveport Madison High School in Groveport, Ohio, where he played football, and basketball, and ran track.
Bell also played running back for the Groveport Cruisers football team. Later, he graduated from Michigan State University, where he played for the Michigan State Spartans football team from 2010 to 2012 under head coach Mark Dantonio.
Career and Professional Life
Le Veon Bell has been involved in American football since he was in middle school. By the age of 18, he was ranked as the 211th-best running back in the country. He was fully prepared for a successful career in the game.
He enrolled at Michigan State University and was a standout player on the team from 2010 to 2012. The Pittsburgh Stealers selected him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
In his debut season, 2013-2014, he wowed everyone with his flawless performances. In 2015, he was ranked 16th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015 list, and he remained on the list for the next two years. Bell began his music career in 2017 under the stage name “Juice.”
In 2018, Le Veon Bell signed an endorsement deal with the brand Jordon. Bell has not endorsed any popular brands, and unlike other athletes, he does not rely on endorsement earnings.
Despite being a new face in the NFL, his performance drew the attention of many brand owners, and he quickly gained popularity. Le Veon Bell’s current earnings from brand endorsements are around $200,000.
Awards and Nomination
Le Veon Bell won the Fantasy Player of the Year award in 2015. Similarly, he has also received NFL honors for FedEx Ground Player of the Year 2015 and NFL honors for Greatness on the Road 2017.
Le Veon Bell estimated net worth is approximately around $20 million. Football is Bell’s main source of income. Other than football he also has a music career. Bell is said to have signed a $52 million four-year contract worth $25 million.
Le Veon Bell has never been married. Bell might be single at the moment. He does, however, dated a girlfriend named Mercedes Dollson. They together have a daughter Melodie Bell Dollson and also a son. Le Veon Bell is a father to seven children. He has children from various relationships.
Bell has dated several women throughout his career. One of his ex-girlfriends, Jourdan Taylor, once posted a video on social media explaining her painful break-up with Bell.
Bell was pulled over by police on August 20, 2014, while driving with his then-Steelers teammate LeGarrette Blount and Bell’s girlfriend at the time, Mercedes Dollson. The officer searched the vehicle after claiming to smell marijuana.
The search resulted in the discovery of 20 grams of marijuana, and the three were arrested for marijuana possession. Bell was sentenced to 15 months probation, a 60-day driver’s license suspension, DUI education classes, and $2,400 in court costs.
Le Veon Bell – Body Measurements
Le Veon Bell stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 102 kilograms but his exact body measurements are not available.
Similarly, Bell has beautiful eyes and hair black in color but his dress size and shoe size are not available.
Additionally, Bell has several tattoos on his body, including two scriptures. Therefore, Bell has Jeremiah 1:5 tattooed on his left arm, along with a picture of his mother embracing him after Michigan State lost the Big Ten Championship.
Bell also has John 3:16 and “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life” tattooed on his left arm.
Le Veon Bell – Social Media
Le Veon is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them.
Le Veon has 1.8m followers on Instagram and owns an account @leveonbell. His Twitter handle is @LeVeonBell followed by 1.8m followers. His Facebook account is Le’Veon Bell and has 530k followers.