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Jered Bell
Player Profile:
Jered Bell 717803
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
High School: Colony
Experience: High School

AT COLORADO: Career—He finished tied for 22nd all-time in interceptions at Colorado (with seven).

2015 (Sr.-RS)—He saw action in all 13 games, nine on defense including six starts at free safety.  He tied for the team lead with three interceptions and was 11th in total tackles with 43 (26 solo, one for a loss).  He led the team with six touchdown saves, and also had five third down stops, two tackles for zero, two pressures, two pass deflections and a forced fumble.  He ended his CU career with a career-high 11 tackles (five solo) at Utah; he had eight tackles at Oregon State and seven tackles in three other games.  He was CU’s Male Athlete of the Week for the period of Sept. 21-27, when he had two interceptions and a third down stop in just 20 plays on defense against Nicholls State.  He was fifth on the team with 20 special team points on the strength of six solo tackles, five knockdown blocks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fair catches, two first downfield credits (altering the intended return path), two touchdown saves and a downed punt.  The coaches bestowed two postseason team awards on him: the Tyronee “Tiger” Bussey Award for inspiration in the face of physical adversity, and the Eddie Crowder Award for outstanding leadership.  He was granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA after he missed his second full season due to a knee injury that cost him the 2014 season as a fifth-year senior.  He participated in spring practices on a limited non-contact basis but was 100 percent by fall camp.  He was one of two recipients of the Sal Aunese Award (for the most uncommon player), selected by the coaches for his effort during spring practices. 

2014 (Sr.)—He missed the entire season after suffering a torn ACL in practice on August 22; he underwent surgery and immediately started rehabilitation in the anticipation that the NCAA would grant him a sixth year of eligibility.  He had entered the fall atop the depth chart at the free safety position after enjoying his breakout season as a junior.

2013 (Jr.)—He played in all 12 games (11 starts), finishing fourth on the team in total tackles with 67 (48 of the solo variety).  He had four for losses, two stops for zero gain and seven third down stops to go with seven touchdown saves, six passes broken up, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a recovery.  He returned one of the interceptions and the fumble for touchdowns, both key plays when they occurred.  He was the player of the week in the state as selected by the Colorado chapter of the National Football Foundation for his efforts against USC, when he had six tackles, five solo including one for a loss, and a forced fumble in which he returned 31 yards for a touchdown that got the Buffaloes on the scoreboard for the first time on the opening play from scrimmage in the second half.  He was also CU’s athlete of the week for Sept. 2-8, when he had a then-career-high eight tackles (seven solo), and a big 79-yard interception return for a touchdown that tied the game early in the fourth quarter in an eventual 38-24 win over Central Arkansas.  He had a season-high 10 tackles against Cal (six solo), and had nine versus Arizona (seven solo, also adding an interception); his other pick came against Charleston Southern.  He added five more tackles (all solo, one inside-the-20) on special teams duty, where he racked up eight points in all, as he also had a downed punt and a forced fair catch.

2012 (Soph.)—He played in all 12 games, including eight on defense and two starts, which came against Washington State and UCLA.  In 201 plays from scrimmage, he had 13 tackles, eight solo with two for losses, a third down stop and a fumble recovery.  He also had his first career interception, making it early in the WSU game; it saved a score as he picked it off at the CU 3 and returned it 37 yards.  He had two tackles in four different games and had two knockdown blocks on special teams duty.  He missed spring drills as he continued rehabilitation from knee surgery, but was 100 percent by August drills.

2011 (Soph.-RS)—Redshirted due to injury; he entered the fall listed third at right cornerback and with most spots and the nickel back up for grabs, he figured into the mix at both safety and cornerback.  But in the third practice (Aug. 6), he suffered a knee injury (torn ACL), underwent surgery (Aug. 26) and was lost for the season.

2010 (Fr.)—He saw action in all 12 games, eight on defense including one start (versus Baylor).  In 54 plays from scrimmage, he posted 11 tackles, seven solo, with the bulk coming in the Baylor game when he racked up a season-high nine, seven of which were unassisted.  He also added five tackles, four solo, on special teams coverage duty, and was one of just seven true freshmen to play for the Buffs in the 2010 season.

HIGH SCHOOL He was ranked the No. 34 defensive back in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 99 player from the state of California.  He was also ranked the No. 95 cornerback by Scout.com and No. 97 cornerback by ESPN.  He earned All-California Interscholastic Federation honors and All-Mt. Baldy League honors for Colony High School as a senior under coach Anthony Rice, helping the team to a 10-2 record and the Mt. Baldy League championship.  He is a four-year letterman and helped Colony to a 39-12 record in his four years, including three league titles and two CIF championships during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He recorded 47 tackles as a senior and also had five interceptions and 10 pass break-ups.  He recovered one fumble and also had two punt returns for 63 yards with a long of 51 yards against Paloma Valley.  He lists that game as one of his most memorable games, as he had a key interception return that, along with the punt return, set up touchdowns in a 21-6 win in the first round of the playoffs.  Another memorable game came one week later in the second round of the playoffs.  Despite falling 21-17 to Upland, he recorded six tackles and had one interception even though Upland was not throwing to his side of the field.  As a junior, he also played running back and earned second team All-Mt. Baldy League honors.  He rushed 59 times for 505 yards and four touchdowns and caught three passes for 14 yards.  Defensively, he came up with 31 tackles and three interceptions and also had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.  His most memorable game that season came against Don Lugo, when he rushed nine times for 149 yards and a touchdown and also had two interceptions on defense.  He saw spot duty in a back-up role as a freshman and sophomore for the varsity, and as a sophomore he had nine tackles and returned one kick for 12 yards.  He also lettered in track & field for four years at Colony and was a CIF finalist as a junior in the 110-meter hurdles.  He also participates in the 200- and 300-meter hurdles.  He ran the 100-meter dash one time and was clocked in 10.6 seconds. 

ACADEMICS— He graduated with a degree in Sociology from Colorado in December 2013; he is currently pursuing his Master’s in Education (he was halfway finished with it at the end of the season).  He earned first-team Academic All-Colorado honors from the state’s NFF chapter and honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic team honors as a senior.  He is interested in a post-football career in law enforcement. 

PERSONAL—He was born January 19, 1992 in Pasadena, Calif.  His hobbies include, and he is serious, “people watching.”  His dad, Richard Bell, was a wing back at Nebraska and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1990 NFL draft, where he played for one season as a running back.  His mother’s cousin is former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry, who won four World Series titles with the New York Mets and New York Yankees and was an eight-time All-Star during his 17-year career.

 

      TACKLES    
Season
G
Plays
UT
AT
TOT
TFL
Sacks
2010
8
54
7
4
11
0- 0
0- 0
2012
8
201
8
5
13
2- 5
0- 0
2013
12
752
48
19
67
4-17
0- 0
2015
9
367
26
17
43
1- 1
0- 0
Totals
37
1374
89
45
134
7-23
0- 0
                 
Season
G
TZ
3DS
Hurr
FR
FF
PBU
Int
2010
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012
8
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
2013
12
2
7
0
1
2
6
3
2015
9
2
5
2
0
1
2
3
Totals
37
4
13
2
2
3
8
7
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS - Interception Return Yards: 1-37, 37.0 avg., 0 TD (2012); 3-109, 36.3 avg., 79t long, 1 TD (2013); 3-19, 6.3 avg., 19 long, 0 TD (2015).  Special Team Tackles: 4,1—5 (2010); 5,0—5 (2013); 6,0—6 (2015).
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