Player Bio

Kahlil Bell
RB #32
Height:
5-11
Weight:
219
College:
UCLA
Experience:
4
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 30 148 4.9 633 4.3 21.1 0 72 26 17.6 4 1 2
2013 GB 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 4 29 7.3 76 2.6 19 0 18 4 13.8 0 0 0
2012 NYJ 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 13 79 6.1 337 4.3 25.9 0 26 13 16.5 2 0 2
2010 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 7 40 5.7 220 5.5 31.4 0 72 9 22.5 2 1 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 30 22 150 6.8 5 25 1 1 0 5 2
2013 GB 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 4 1 11 11 2.8 11 0 0 0 1 0
2012 NYJ 3 1 2 2 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 1
2011 CHI 13 19 133 7 10.2 25T 1 1 0 4 1
2010 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 7 1 4 4 0.6 4 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 30 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 GB 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NYJ 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 13 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 7 3 1 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 30 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 GB 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NYJ 3 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2011 CHI 13 3 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 7 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 30 3 67 22.3 25 0 3 0 0 0
2013 GB 3 1 22 22 22 0 1 0 0 0
2012 CHI 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NYJ 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 13 2 45 22.5 25 0 2 0 0 0
2010 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 20 games, with three starts, over three seasons with Chicago, rushing for 557 yards on 119 carries (4.7 avg)... Also caught 20 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown and posted 3 special teams tackles... Made his NFL debut vs. PHI (11/22/09) and posted a 72-yard run that was the longest by a Bears rookie in franchise history.

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 20 games, with three starts, over three seasons with Chicago, rushing for 557 yards on 119 carries (4.7 avg)... Also caught 20 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown and posted 3 special teams tackles... Made his NFL debut vs. PHI (11/22/09) and posted a 72-yard run that was the longest by a Bears rookie in franchise history.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Minnesota as an undrafted free agent (5/4/09)... Cut by the Vikings (8/16/09)... Signed to the Bears practice squad (9/16/09)... Added to the Bears active roster (11/20/09)... Re-signed with Chicago (3/29/10)... Signed 1-year contract with Bears (4/25/12). SIGNED through 2012

2011 SEASON: Set career highs with 337 rushing yards on 79 carries (4.3ypc) and 133 receiving yards and a touchdown on 19 receptions (7.0 ypr)... Made first career start in Week 14 at Denver (12/11)... Rushed for 240 yards in final three contests, including career-high 121 in Week 16 at Green Bay (12/25).  GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-3

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Spent the 2010 season on the Bears active roster, but was inactive for all 16 regular season games and both playoff contests. 2009 - Carried the ball 40 times for 220 yards (5.5) in 7 games for Chicago... Caught 1 pass for 4 yards and collected 1 special teams stop... In his first career game, ran for 81 yards on 4 carries and had a 72-yard run on his first carry, the longest run by a Bears rookie in franchise history... Spent training camp with the Minnesota Vikings and the first half of the season on the Bears practice squad... Elevated to active roster 11/20.

COLLEGE: Rushed for 1,741 yards on 395 carries (4.4 avg) at UCLA (2005-08)... Collected 17 rushing TDs to go along with 1 receiving TD... Caught 29 passes for 196 yards (6.8 avg) as a Bruin... Also returned 13 kickoffs for 191 yards (14.7 avg).

PERSONAL: Lettered in football as a running back and defensive back at Marin (CA) Catholic HS ... SuperPrep All-California (No. 67 player)... Three-star selection by Scout.com... Third-team All-State and First-team All-State Small Schools (Cal-Hi Sports)... As a senior, he was named all-league on both offense and defense... Selected Back of the Year and Regional Player of the Year... Had over 6,000 yards of total offense for his career... Set school records for most rushing yards in a season, most touchdowns in a season and highest average per carry... Led Bay Area in rushing with 2,292 yards and 31 touchdowns ... As a safety, he made 70 tackles and five interceptions ... Also had 160 receiving yards and averaged 14 yards per punt return... As a junior, he was named Back of the Year, Player of the Year and all-league.

Recent Articles

  • Bears sign Kahlil Bell

    Posted Sep 15, 2012

    The Bears on Saturday re-signed running back Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract and waived undrafted rookie safety Jeremy Jones.

  • Spencer confident Forte will pick up where he left off

    Posted Jul 18, 2012

    In the eighth of nine position previews in advance of training camp, coach Tim Spencer discusses Bears running backs with ChicagoBears.com senior writer Larry Mayer: LM: How would you assess Matt Forte as a player and what has enabled him to excel? TS: “He’s a consummate professional.

  • Bears extend tender to Kahlil Bell

    Posted Mar 12, 2012

    The Bears on Monday tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell. Kahlil Bell The Bears now have the right to match any offer sheet Bell receives from another club within one week of the offer being made.

  • What's the latest on Knox's recovery?

    Posted Feb 6, 2012

    Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

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