NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Ricky Bell 42 RB 1977-81 60 50
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
USC 6-2 215 8-Apr-55
How acquiredHow left
1st round pick 1977 Trade - San Diego - 1982
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Profile
The first overall pick of the 1977 draft but one who never really lived up to that billing, particularly when you consider that John McKay chose him over Tony Dorsett who went to the Cowboys with the second selection. Bell was at his best in the playoff run of 1979 but his numbers went downhill after that and was traded to San Diego after five seasons in Tampa Bay. Sadly in 1984, he passed away as a result of heart problems.

1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
11 10 12 9 16 16 14 12 7 3

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1977 148 436 2.9 20 1
1978 185 679 3.7 56 6
1979 283 1,263 4.5 49 7
1980 174 599 3.4 40 2
1981 30 80 2.7 8 0
Total 820 3,057 3.7 56 16
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1977 11 88 8.0 23 0
1978 15 122 8.1 22 0
1979 25 248 9.9 26 2
1980 38 292 7.7 22 1
1981 8 92 11.5 22 0
Total 97 842 8.7 26 3