The story behind Blake Bell’s ‘White Shades’ nickname
The Oklahoman recently featured back-up quarterback Blake Bell in its weekly feature “The Man Beneath The Helmet.”
In his profile, Bell said his nickname was “White Shades,” which surprised The Oklahoman sports reporters and many Oklahoma Sooners fans since Bell is best known for his goal-line rushing package nicknamed the “Belldozer.”
So we caught up with Bell to ask him about the story behind his other nickname.
“I just had some white sunglasses, Oakley’s, and all of sudden we got in the locker room and everyone was dancing around and they started calling me White Shades B. Bell.
“It kind of just stuck and basically the whole team calls me White Shades.”
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