2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Media)
2006 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (Coaches)
C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 23, 2006)
C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 11, 2006)
2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team
Appeared in three games... made his season debut at Mississippi State... booted a 23-yard field goal and converted both PATs against the Bulldogs... connected on a 22-yard field goal at C-USA rival Tulane... nailed his lone PAT attempt against crosstown-rival Rice during the regular-season finale.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2008)
Regular kicker who converted 10-of-15 field goal attempts and 48-of-50 PATs... nailed field goals of 20 and 25 yards and connected on all seven PAT attempts against Southern during the season opener... booted a 17-yard field goal to end the first half at Colorado State... also connected on two PATs against the Rams... connected on field goals of 24 and 32 yards and nailed all five PAT attempts at No. 23 East Carolina... booted a 35-yard field goal and connected on all six PAT attempts against UAB. .. connected on a 23-yard field goal early in the third quarter to pull the Cougars to within four points at C-USA rival SMU... also nailed two PATs against the Mustangs... drilled a 22-yard field goal at C-USA rival Marshall... nailed a 36-yard field goal early in the second quarter against C-USA rival UTEP.
Sat out as a redshirt.
Led Cougars and ranked fifth in C-USA with 93 points scored... third in C-USA in field-goal percentage... named to the All-Conference USA Second Team by the media... picked up All-Conference USA Honorable Mention accolades from the coaches... drilled a 38-yard field goal and connected on all six of his PAT attempts against Tulane during the home opener... named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week following that performance... booted two field goals, including a long of 35 yards, and drilled all four PAT attempts against Oklahoma State... connected on 38- and 35- yard field goals and added an extra point at Miami (Fla.)... hit all four PAT attempts and was 2-of-2 on field goal attempts, including a career-best 42-yard effort against C-USA rival UTEP... named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time in 2006 following that performance... drilled a 21-yard field goal and connected on six PATs against UCF... saw his streak snapped of 47 consecutive PATs made when his final kick was blocked against the Golden Knights... drilled two 24-yard field goals and connected on all three PAT attempts against Tulsa... nailed a 22-yard field goal and added four PATs at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division... connected on a career-best three field goals, including the game-winner in overtime, during the regular-season finale at Memphis. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Was a perfect 4-for-4 on PATs against South Carolina.
Second on the team with 61 points and led the special teams with eight field goals and 37 successful PATs... kicked 36- and 25-yard field goals at UTEP during the C-USA opener... was the first multi-field goal game of his career... connected on a 33-yard field goal and added a pair of PATs against Memphis... booted 24-and 30-yard field goals against Southern Miss... nailed a 29-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to tie the game against SMU. Fort Worth Bowl: Drilled a 32-yard field goal and converted a PAT against Kansas.
STEPHENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped for head coach Chad Morris... named First-Team All-District as a senior... was also selected to the All-Area squad... was picked to the Fort Worth Super Team... picked up First-Team Academic All-District honors as well as honorable mention, Academic All-State accolades... picked up the Player-of-the-Game award for his play in the Dave Campbell's Texas Football Classic in San Antonio... also lettered in soccer... named First-Team All-District as a fullback... named Academic All-State.
Full name is Benjamin Kyle Bell... born Feb. 18, 1987, in Cuero, Texas... son of Ken and Micki Bell... also recruited by TCU, Texas State and Texas A&M... majoring in economics.
Bell's Career Bests
Field Goals: 3, at Memphis (11-18-06)
Field Goal Attempts: 4, at East Carolina (9-27-08); at Memphis (11-18-06)
Long Field Goal: 42, vs. UTEP (10-21-06)
Consecutive Field Goals Made: 8 (10-21-06 to 11-18-06)
PATs: 9, vs. Tulsa (11-15-08)
PAT Attempts: 9, vs. Tulsa (11-15-08)
Consecutive PATs Made: 47 (11-5-05 to 10-28-06)