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29 Rico Bell
Rico  Bell

RS Senior

Charlottes, N.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 184


HIGH SCHOOL: Hard-hitting defensive back and excellent cover man for coach Jeff Simpson at Vance HS ... 3 stars by and ... rated the No. 30 safety in the country by, No. 33 by and No. 47 by ... ranked 84th on's East Region Hot 100... ranked as the 11th-best player in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer ... listed as the No. 16 player in North Carolina by and 19th by SuperPrep ...all-state by ... made three tackles in the Shrine Bowl ... finished with 101 tackles as a senior while helping his team to the first conference title in school history ... intercepted six passes and returned two for touchdowns ... intercepted three passes in one game ... named his conference's defensive player of the year ... first-team All-Mecklenburg County by the Charlotte Observer ... Charlotte Observer Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... first-team All-Charlotte Observer defensive back ... sprinter and hurdler on the track team ... won the state championship in the 100 meters, tying the meet record of 10.48, as a senior ...also ran on the winning 400m relay team that won the state championship and the runner-up 800m relay team ... named the Charlotte Observer runner of the year as a senior ... also played basketball.

PERSONAL: Frederick Irwin Bell, Jr. ... born 1-30-88 in Mobile, Ala. ... son of LaVonne and Frederick Bell, Sr. ... has a younger brother, Davon.


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