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Bell grabs All-America praise

At 6-foot-3, 330 pounds, not much gets past Hobart College offensive guard Alex Bell (Wallkill/Modena, N.Y.), including All-American honors. The junior was named to his second All-America team in less than a week when placed Bell on its third-team.

“Alex is the most dominating offensive lineman I've seen in my 19 years at Hobart,” Head Coach Mike Cragg said. “This is a well-deserved honor.”

A three-year starter, Bell has helped the Statesmen average 343.5 yards of offense per game, a 12 percent increase over the three seasons prior to his arrival on campus. Hobart ran the majority of its plays behind the blocks of Bell, averaging 156.6 yards rushing and 186.2 yards passing. He did not allow a sack this season.

A three-time All-UCAA selection, Bell earned honorable mention from the Division III Sports Information Directors All-America teams last week. He was also named second-team All-East by the Football Gazette.

Bell was named to the Nov. 15, Team of the Week after leading the Statesmen to a 43-25 victory over previously unbeaten and eventual NCAA semifinalist Rensselaer. Bell helped clear a path for 248 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground against the Engineers. The win secured Hobart's second straight UCAA Championship and earned the Statesmen a berth in the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl.

Against Norwich in the bowl game, the Bell-led Hobart eleven rushed for a season-high 316 yards en route to a 34-18 win, finishing the year with a 6-4 overall record.