5 De'Eric Bell
5 De'Eric Bell
Height: 5-7
Weight: 195
Year: r-Jr.
Hometown: Jackson, Ga.
High School: Jackson
Position: RB
Major: Exercise & Sport Sciences
Minor: Communications
gp 10
yds 884
yds/g 88.4
td 13

Career

  • ranked third in school history with 2,879 career rushing yards and a Guilford-best 32 rushing scores
  • holds school records for career kickoff return yards (1,838), career all-purpose yards (6,237), and all-purpose yards per game (183.44)
  • needs 25 points to break Guilford's career scoring standard
  • is five touchdowns shy of the Quakers' all-time mark

2017

  • appeared in all 10 games, with eight starts as a team captain
  • named First Team All-America all-purpose back by the American Football Coaches Association
  • D3football.com First Team All-South Region honoree at all-purpose back
  • earned First-Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) honors as the all-purpose back
  • set 12 school records
  • set league and school standards for all-purpose yardage in a game (424, vs. Methodist) and career (6,237), kick-return touchdowns in a season (3) and punt returns in a game (11, vs. Methodist)
  • led NCAA Division III in kick-return touchdowns (3), combined kick-return yardage (1,043), and all-purpose yards (221.10 yards per game)
  • set the school record with 424 all-purpose yards against Methodist University September 9, the most in Division III football in 2017
  • set the Division III mark with 11 punt returns against Methodist University
  • led the team in rushing for the third time in four years
  • stood second in Division III with a league-leading 30.8 yards per kick return, second-best in Quakers’ history
  • ranked fourth nationally with 831 total kick return yards, a school standard
  • stood third among the league’s rushing leaders (88.4 ypg.) and second in rushing touchdowns with a school-record 13
  • had three 100-yard rushing games, including a 227-yard, three-touchdown performance in Guilford’s win over Shenandoah University
  • matched the Guilford standard with four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 return) in the Quakers’ season-ending, 21-point comeback win over ODAC-rival Emory & Henry College
  • earned ODAC’s Offensive Player of the Week Award twice
  • named to D3football.com's Team of the Week after the Methodist game

2016

  • made four starts for the Quakers before suffering a season-ending knee injury
  • led NCAA Division III in rushing yards three weeks into the season
  • ran for 579 yards on 73 carries, averaging 7.9 yards per tote
  • ranked third on the team with six touchdowns and was also a top kick returner
  • finished third among Guilford’s all-purpose yardage leaders (746) and averaged a team-high 186.5 all-purpose yards per game
  • ran for 295 yards and four touchdowns, both school records, in Guilford’s win over Methodist University
  • his 295 rushing yards stood fifth in ODAC history and were the fourth-highest single-game total in Division III during 2016
  • received ODAC Offensive Player of the Week honors and a spot on the D3football.com's Team of the Week
  • had 125 rushing yards and two scores on 13 carries the preceding week in a win over Greensboro College
  • compiled 146 rushing yards on 27 carries in a road victory over Averett University

2015

  • D3football.com Third Team All-America and Second Team All-South Region all-purpose back
  • First Team All-ODAC
  • received Guilford's Most Valuable Player Award
  • set school and ODAC records for single-season all-purpose yardage (2,235), which ranked second in Division III
  • led the Quakers and ranked third in the ODAC with 943 rushing yards, seventh-best in school history
  • set the Guilford standard with 736 kickoff return yards 
  • led the ODAC with a 30.7-yard kickoff return average, which ranked fourth nationally
  • returned a Division III-best four kicks for touchdowns (2 kickoffs, 2 punts) 
  • stood second in the country with 995 combined kick return yards 

2014

  • played in all 10 games for the Quakers, including three starts as a running back
  • Second-Team All-ODAC
  • stood second on the team with 473 rushing yards on 87 attempts and four touchdowns
  • ranked ninth in the league with 104.9 all-purpose yards per game.
  • one of his best performances came Oct. 4 against Washington and Lee University when he rushed for 149 yards on 24 attempts and two touchdowns
  • earned ODAC Offensive Player of the Week recognition for his play in the game

Personal

  • named to Guilford's Fall 2015 Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • lettered four years in football and baseball at Jackson High School
  • also lettered twice with the basketball team
  • active with Jackson's Student Government Association
  • an honor student at Jackson
  • son of Debra Cooper
Recent Games
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 173 107
Yards 884 578
Yards per game 88.4 96.3
Yards per rush 5.1 5.4
Touchdowns 13 8
Fumbles 7 3
Fumbles lost 2 0
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 16 77 4.8 16 1 - -
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 15 74 4.9 25 1 3 1
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 15 43 2.9 14 1 1 1
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 20 112 5.6 33 2 - -
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 10 28 2.8 17 0 1 0
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 12 41 3.4 7 0 - -
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 21 227 10.8 40 2 1 0
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 28 98 3.5 16 2 - -
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 13 52 4.0 22 1 1 0
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 23 132 5.7 59 3 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 3 68 22.7 44 0 - -
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 4 75 18.8 61 0 3 1
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 2 22 11.0 16 0 1 1
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 2 -14 -7.0 0 0 - -
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 1 8 8.0 8 0 1 0
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 6 21 3.5 9 0 - -
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 2 19 9.5 12 0 1 0
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 4 68 17.0 25 0 1 0
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 3 17 5.7 6 0 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 - - - - - 0
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 - - - 0 0 0
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 2 67 33.5 36 0 - - - - -
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 3 137 45.7 97 1 11 138 12.5 31 0
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 5 97 19.4 28 0 4 14 3.5 7 0
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 5 91 18.2 23 0 - - - - -
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 4 70 17.5 26 0 2 17 8.5 15 0
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 1 84 84.0 84 1 2 0 0.0 11 0
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 1 39 39.0 39 0 1 -8 -8.0 0 0
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 3 71 23.7 37 0 - - - - -
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 - - - - - 3 51 17.0 27 0
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 3 175 58.3 78 1 - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 1 77 68 - 67 212
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 1 74 75 138 137 424
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 1 43 22 14 97 176
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 1 112 -14 - 91 189
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 1 28 8 17 70 123
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 1 41 21 0 84 146
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 1 227 19 -8 39 277
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 1 98 - - 71 169
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 1 52 68 51 - 171
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 1 132 17 - 175 324
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 6 1 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 12 1 0 1 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 6 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 12 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 6 0 0 1 0 - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 12 2 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 12 2 - 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 8 1 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 1
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 24 3 0 1 - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 2 at Huntingdon W, 38-24 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Methodist W, 56-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Davidson L, 42-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Jacksonville L, 56-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Hampden-Sydney L, 21-18 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Washington and Lee L, 47-26 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Shenandoah W, 45-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 49-23 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Randolph-Macon L, 38-22 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Emory & Henry W, 42-38 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 34 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 10 87 473 47.3 5.4 4 55 1 0
2015-16 10 169 943 94.3 5.6 9 42 3 1
2016-17 4 73 579 144.8 7.9 6 91 2 2
2017-18 10 173 884 88.4 5.1 13 59 7 2
Total 34 502 2879 84.7 5.7 32 91 13 5
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 10 31 3.1 357 35.7 11.5 1 45
2015-16 10 22 2.2 297 29.7 13.5 2 72
2016-17 4 2 0.5 5 1.3 2.5 0 8
2017-18 10 27 2.7 284 28.4 10.5 0 61
Total 34 82 2.4 943 27.7 11.5 3 72
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
2015-16 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
2016-17 4 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Total 34 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 4 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 34 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 9 215 23.9 0 38 - - - - -
2015-16 24 736 30.7 2 100 20 259 12.9 2 55
2016-17 4 56 14.0 0 25 6 106 17.7 0 30
2017-18 27 831 30.8 3 97 23 212 9.2 0 31
Total 64 1838 28.7 5 100 49 577 11.8 2 55
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 10 473 357 - 215 1045 104.5
2015-16 10 943 297 259 736 2235 223.5
2016-17 4 579 5 106 56 746 186.5
2017-18 10 884 284 212 831 2211 221.1
Total 34 2879 943 577 1838 6237 183.4
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 32 3.2 4 1 0 - - - 0 - 1 0
2015-16 90 9.0 9 2 2 2 - - 0 - 0 0
2016-17 36 9.0 6 0 0 0 - - - - - 0
2017-18 98 9.8 13 0 3 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Total 256 7.5 32 3 5 2 - - 0 - 2 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 10 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 34 2 0 2.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 173 884 88.4 5.1 13 59 7 2
Conference 6 107 578 96.3 5.4 8 59 3 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 67 439 109.8 6.6 6 59 3 0
Away 6 106 445 74.2 4.2 7 33 4 2
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 103 608 121.6 5.9 9 59 4 1
Losses 5 70 276 55.2 3.9 4 33 3 1
-
September 4 66 306 76.5 4.6 5 33 4 2
October 4 71 394 98.5 5.5 4 40 2 0
November 2 36 184 92.0 5.1 4 59 1 0
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 27 2.7 284 28.4 10.5 0 61
Conference 6 16 2.7 133 22.2 8.3 0 25
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 10 2.5 112 28.0 11.2 0 25
Away 6 17 2.8 172 28.7 10.1 0 61
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 12 2.4 179 35.8 14.9 0 61
Losses 5 15 3.0 105 21.0 7.0 0 25
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September 4 11 2.8 151 37.8 13.7 0 61
October 4 9 2.3 48 12.0 5.3 0 12
November 2 7 3.5 85 42.5 12.1 0 25
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Conference 6 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 4 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 5 - - - - 0 0 - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 5 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 27 831 30.8 3 97 23 212 9.2 0 31
Conference 12 439 36.6 2 84 8 60 7.5 0 27
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 8 284 35.5 1 78 6 60 10.0 0 27
Away 19 547 28.8 2 97 17 152 8.9 0 31
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 12 489 40.8 2 97 12 130 10.8 0 31
Losses 15 342 22.8 1 84 11 82 7.5 0 27
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September 15 392 26.1 1 97 15 152 10.1 0 31
October 9 264 29.3 1 84 5 9 1.8 0 15
November 3 175 58.3 1 78 3 51 17.0 0 27
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 884 284 212 831 2211 221.1
Conference 6 578 133 60 439 1210 201.7
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 4 439 112 60 284 895 223.8
Away 6 445 172 152 547 1316 219.3
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 5 608 179 130 489 1406 281.2
Losses 5 276 105 82 342 805 161.0
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September 4 306 151 152 392 1001 250.3
October 4 394 48 9 264 715 178.8
November 2 184 85 51 175 495 247.5
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 98 9.8 13 0 3 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Conference 62 10.3 8 0 2 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
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Home 44 11.0 6 0 1 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Away 54 9.0 7 0 2 0 - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 66 13.2 9 0 2 0 - - - - - 0
Losses 32 6.4 4 0 1 0 - - 0 - 1 0
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September 36 9.0 5 0 1 0 - - - - - 0
October 30 7.5 4 0 1 0 - - - - - 0
November 32 16.0 4 0 1 0 - - 0 - 1 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -