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    David Bell
    David Bell

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Anaheim

    High School:
    Western

    Weight:
    190

    Position:
    Placekicker-Punter

    Birthdate:
    02/10/1978

    Experience:
    3V

    2000: Bell, a strong-legged placekicker, will handle USC?s kickoffs for his fourth season and will compete with David Newbury for the placekicking job as a senior in 2000. He is also the backup punter behind Mike MacGillivray.

    PAUL HACKETT SAYS: ?David has a powerful leg, but has yet to be put under the pressure of kicking the ball through the uprights when the game is on the line. If he gets his chance, he needs to deliver.?

    1999: Bell handled USC?s kickoff duties for his third season as a junior in 1999. Some 38 of his 67 kickoffs weren?t returned past the 20-yard line (including 15 touchbacks). He also was 1-of-2 on field goals (a 38-yarder against Louisiana Tech; he missed a 52-yarder versus Stanford) and hit both PATs he tried (both against Louisiana Tech). He made 6 tackles on kickoffs.

    1998: Bell handled USC?s kickoff duties as a sophomore in 1998. Some 21 of his 70 kickoffs were not returned past the 20-yard line (including 8 touchbacks). He also made 5 tackles on kickoffs. He tried a PAT kick against Washington, but it was blocked.

    1997: Bell redshirted as a sophomore placekicker in 1997.

    1996: Bell, the last signee in the 1996 recruiting class, handled USC?s kickoff duty in the last 10 games of 1996 as a first-year freshman and proved effective. He also made 1 tackle (at Houston).

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2-time (1994 and 1995) All-CIF Division I placekicker at Western High in Anaheim (Calif.). As a 1995 senior, he also made Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-Orange League while hitting 34-of-39 PATs, 8-of-15 field goals (including 5 of 40-plus yards, with bests of 53 and 51 yards), putting 78% (42-of-54) of his kickoffs into the end zone as touchbacks, averaging 40.0 on punts and also playing running back and linebacker. In 1994 as a junior, he made Los Angeles Times All-Orange County second team, Orange County Register All-Orange County second team and All-Orange League.

    PERSONAL: He?s a public policy and management major at USC. His sports hero is Walter Payton.

    DAVID BELL CAREER STATISTICS

    FGAFGMLGPAT ATTPAT
    1998 (So.)... 0 0 0 1 0
    1999 (Jr.)? 2 1 38 2 2
    CAREER....... 2 1 38 3 2

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    1996 (Fr.)... 1 0/0 0 0
    1998 (So.)... 5 0/0 0 0
    1999 (Jr.)? 6 0/0 0 0
    CAREER....... 12 0/0 0 0

    GAME-BY-GAME

    1999

    PAT-PAT ATTFG-FGAMADEMISS
    Stanford 0-0 0-1?52 WL
    La. Tech 2-2 1-138?
    1999 (Jr.)? 2-2 1-2??

    KICKOFFSWITHIN 20
    Hawaii 107 (including 1 touchback)
    San Diego St. 53 (including 2 touchbacks)
    Oregon 53 (including 1 touchback)
    Oregon State 74 (including 1 touchback)
    Arizona 51 (including 1 touchback)
    Notre Dame 52 (including 1 touchback)
    Stanford 64 (including 2 touchbacks)
    California 11 (including 1 touchback)
    Arizona State 41 (including 1 touchback)
    Wash. State 74 (including 2 touchbacks)
    UCLA 43 (including 2 touchbacks)
    La. Tech 85
    1999 (Jr.)... 6738 (including 15 touchbacks)

    1998

    PAT-PAT ATT
    Washington 0-1 (BL)
    1997 (So.)... 0-1

    KICKOFFSWITHIN 20
    Purdue 63 (including 2 touchbacks)
    San Diego St. 62
    Oregon State 93 (including 1 touchback)
    Florida State 32 (including 2 touchbacks)
    Arizona State 61
    California 60
    Wash. State 71
    Oregon 41 (including 1 touchback)
    Washington 53 (including 2 touchbacks)
    Stanford 62
    UCLA 40
    Notre Dame 31
    TCU (Sun) 52
    1998 (So.)... 7021 (including 8 touchbacks)