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Bell ’05 Gets NFL Shot

After a four-year career marked by several Division III all-America awards and championships as an offensive lineman senior Alex Bell recently signed with an agent to check out his prospects for the NFL. The 2005 draft begins on April 23.

So far, Bell has done a workout for the Green Bay Packers, which included an interview before testing his bench press, 40-yard dash, vertical jump and other standards measured at the NFL combine.

“It was a good experience,” Bell said of working out for the Packers. “I got the butterflies out at least. I didn't know what to expect.”

Bell's agent also said the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL have also shown interest, and his highlight video made the second phase of the New England Patriots' evaluation process.

Bell has been featured in the Middletown, N.Y., Times Herald-Record, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and D3Football.com.