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Blake Bell to be honored at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

by Ryan Aber Modified: May 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm •  Published: May 1, 2014
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OU football player Blake Bell carries the Sugar Bowl trophy as football players walk to half court before addressing fans at halftime during an NCAA men's college basketball game between Baylor and the University of Oklahoma (OU) at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
OU football player Blake Bell carries the Sugar Bowl trophy as football players walk to half court before addressing fans at halftime during an NCAA men's college basketball game between Baylor and the University of Oklahoma (OU) at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma quarterback-turned-tight end Blake Bell will be honored at the 30th annual National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on June 5.

Bell will be one of eight collegiate football players from the state honored as NFF Jim Thorpe Oklahoma College Players of the Year.

Last year’s OU honoree was Gabe Ikard.

Bell, a senior, started eight games at quarterback last season, including helping OU to a win at Notre Dame and leading the game-winning drive against Oklahoma State.

After Trevor Knight‘s performance in the Sugar Bowl, Bell moved to tight end. He suffered a knee injury near the end of spring practices and missed the spring game but is expected to be ready to resume activity in time for summer workouts.

Bell has twice been named All-Academic Big 12 First Team and was the 2012 Insight Bowl Offensive MVP.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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