Data Scout Notes: 2013: NAC/NAM...09-03-13 - Left team for family issues/Thought about retiring...2012: (+) 11-24-12 Leg injury, out for season...NA...2011: NA/#81WR
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09/03/13 - Alabama WR Kenny Bell tweets he's retiring from football...Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell caught fans off-guard Tuesday with an announcement that he's stepping away from football to focus on his family. At this time, Alabama has not confirmed the news. The senior wide receiver played 12 games in 2012, starting three. He did not record a catch in the Crimson Tide's season opening win against Virginia Tech.
An Alabama source told CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler that Bell has notified the team of his intentions to quit. It is possible, however, that Bell might return to the Crimson Tide. Per the source, Bell's decision to quit might be tied to playing time. Bell was a four-star wide receiver out of Rayville, La., but never broke through as a permanent starter in the Tide's offense. He concluded his Twitter announcement by wishing the best to his teammates and seems happy with his decision. "I've been through so much I finally can say I'm happy," Bell wrote. "I know I'm going to lose so many friends and followers and get more negative talk from people but truth is I Dnt [sic] care." - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
11/25/12 - Alabama will be without wide receiver Kenny Bell when it plays for the SEC championship and a spot in the BCS title game Saturday against Georgia. Coach Nick Saban said after the Crimson Tide's 49-0 shutout over Auburn that Bell sustained a broken leg during the game. Bell, Alabama's top deep threat, will have a rod inserted into the tibia and will not be able to start running again for five to six weeks, according to NBC Sports' College Football Talk. If Alabama advances to the Jan. 7 championship, Bell's availability is in doubt. Bell averages 26.3 yards per reception. - The Sports Xchange
11/25/12 - Alabama has lost receiver Kenny Bell for the rest of the year with a broken left leg. "He's going to have a rod put in his tibia," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "Doc thinks it's probably five to six weeks with that injury before he can start running. He's going to be out." Bell provided Alabama with its best deep threat at receiver. Although he had caught only 17 passes this season, he averaged 25.4 yards a reception. "He was a playmaker," Tide quarterback AJ McCarron said. "We'll miss him. We need the young guys to step up." In addition, Alabama backup noseguard Brandon Ivory twisted his ankle. "I think he will be OK," Saban said. - Mark Edwards, The Decatur Daily
10/29/12 - WR Kenny Bell had just one catch Saturday night, but as he is wont to do, he made it count. Bell hauled in a 57-yard TD strike from AJ McCarron to give the Tide a 14-0 first-quarter lead, giving him an average of 25.8 yards per reception this year. - The Sports Xchange
08/07/12 - AREAS OF CONCERN: The Crimson Tide is still searching for a wide receiver to establish himself as AJ McCarron's No. 1 option. The position group as a whole is young, and junior Kenny Bell might be better suited as a No. 2 guy. The offensive line might be one of the best in the country, but there's reason to worry if one or more of the starters has to miss time with an injury. The secondary has the potential to be very good, but there are a number of talented youngsters who will be receiving their first significant action since joining the team. Some programs would kill for that kind of "problem," but after a year like 2011, anything that is short of perfection comes under the microscope. - The Sports Xchange