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#40 Devon Bell
Position: K
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Vicksburg, MS
High School: Warren Central HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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CAREER:  One of the most prolific freshman kickers in Bulldog history …  Set three individual season records while tying one postseason record … Appeared in all 13 games in his true freshman season … Hit 14-of-21 field goals, 43-of-44 PATs and averaged 60.3 yards on 64 kickoffs, with 13 touchbacks as as highly-touted freshman from Vicksburg, Miss. … Finished regular season seventh in the FBS in scoring among true freshmen.

2012: Broke the school record for most points scored by a kicker in a single season in school history (85) . . . Broke the single-season school record for extra points made and attempted (43-for-44) . . . Nailed a career-high three field goals, the longest from 42 yards, in a home victory against South Alabama … Also scored a career-high 12 points against the Jaguars … Followed up his South Alabama performance by going 2-for-2 with a long of 37 yards against Kentucky … Hit two crucial field goals and was 5-for-5 on PATs in a home victory against Tennessee … Against SEC West rival LSU, hit a career-long 47-yard field goal … Hit a career-high six extra-point attempts twice this season, going 6-for-6 in home victories against Middle Tennessee State and Arkansas … Finished out freshman season hitting both of his field goals and extra points in the Gator Bowl vs. Northwestern with a long field goal of 47 yards … His 47-yard field goal tied the longest in MSU bowl history (Dana Moore vs. Nebraska; 1980 Sun) … His two made field goals in the Gator Bowl were second most in the Bulldogs’ bowl history and most since 1995 … Also scored the second-most points in a bowl game by a kicker in school history (8).

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com and ESPN.com . . . Named First-Team High School All-American by Sports Illustrated . . . Chosen First-Team All-State by the Clarion-Ledger and Mississippi High School Coaches Association . . . Averaged 4.63 seconds of hang time on 49 punts his senior season, averaging 42.1 yards per punt with a long of 63 yards, while placing 15 inside the 20-yard line . . . Had 28 of his 32 kickoffs reach the end zone for touchbacks and was perfect on all 18 of his point-after tries . . . Made four field goals, including a career-long 55 yarder through the uprights against Jim Hill High School . . . Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game, where he connected on a 30-yard field goal . . . Also played third base for Warren Central High School, where he hit .293 and had a perfect fielding percentage as a junior . . . Chose Mississippi State over Auburn, Ole Miss and Florida State.

PERSONAL: Born Devon Bell on July 4, 1993, in Vicksburg, Miss. . . . Son of Bart and Dawn Bell.

Bell’s Career Highs
Field Goals Attempted – 3, (2x) last vs. Tennessee (10-13-12)
Field Goals Made - 3, vs. South Alabama (9-22-12)
Longest Field Goal Made - 47, (2x) last vs. Northwestern  (1-1-13)
Extra Points Attempted – 6, (2x) last vs. Arkansas (11-17-12)
Extra Points Made – 6, (2x) last vs. Arkansas (11-17-12)
Points Scored – 12, vs. South Alabama (9-22-12)
Touchbacks - 3, (2x) last vs. Middle Tennessee State (10-20-12)
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