5 De'Eric Bell
5 - De'Eric Bell
Height: 5-7
Weight: 190
Year: r-Sr.
Hometown: Jackson, Ga.
High School: Jackson
Position: RB
Major: Exercise & Sport Sciences
Minor: Communications
gp 9
yds 1334
yds/g 148.2
td 21

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 and D3football.com
  • 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

  • received Guilford's 2018 Best Male Athlete Award
  • 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 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 221 170
Yards 1334 922
Yards per game 148.2 131.7
Yards per rush 6.0 5.4
Touchdowns 21 12
Fumbles 4 4
Fumbles lost 2 2
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 1 5
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 24 225 9.4 34 5 - -
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 27 187 6.9 64 4 - -
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 17 95 5.6 48 2 1 0
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 17 134 7.9 78 2 1 1
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 28 152 5.4 27 1 - -
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 28 134 4.8 39 0 1 0
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 26 122 4.7 42 3 - -
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 18 71 3.9 27 1 1 1
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 36 214 5.9 58 3 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 3 14 4.7 6 0 - -
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 1 23 23.0 23 0 1 0
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 - - - - - 1 1
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 1 0 0.0 0 0 - -
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 4 46 11.5 27 0 1 0
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 3 21 7.0 19 0 - -
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 4 99 24.8 71 0 1 1
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 4 31 7.8 10 0 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 - - - - - 0
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 - - - - - 0
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 - - - - - 0
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 - - - 0 0 0
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 - - - - - 0
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 - - - - - 0
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 1 15 15.0 15 0 3 44 14.7 26 0
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 8 191 23.9 61 0 - - - - -
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 3 81 27.0 38 0 - - - - -
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 - - - - - 3 16 5.3 8 0
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 3 46 15.3 18 0 2 9 4.5 8 0
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 - - - - - 1 5 5.0 5 0
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 1 46 46.0 46 0 1 13 13.0 13 0
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 5 125 25.0 48 0 - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 1 225 - 44 15 284
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 1 187 14 - 191 392
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 1 95 23 - 81 199
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 1 134 - 16 - 150
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 1 152 0 9 46 207
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 1 134 46 5 - 185
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 1 122 21 13 46 202
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 1 71 99 - - 170
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 1 214 31 - 125 370
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 30 5 - 0 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 24 4 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 12 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 12 2 - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 6 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 -
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 2 0 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 1
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 18 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 -
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 18 3 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 1 Huntingdon   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Methodist W, 61-35 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Davidson L, 91-61 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 30-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Randolph-Macon L, 63-34 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Ferrum W, 28-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Hampden-Sydney L, 38-35 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 Washington and Lee W, 40-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Shenandoah L, 62-47 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Emory & Henry L, 70-27 - - 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
2018-19 9 0 0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0.0
Total 43 0 0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 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
2018-19 9 221 1334 148.2 6.0 21 78 4 2
Total 43 723 4213 98.0 5.8 53 91 17 7
  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
2018-19 9 20 2.2 234 26.0 11.7 0 71
Total 43 102 2.4 1177 27.4 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
2018-19 9 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Total 43 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 4 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 9 - - - - - - - -
Total 43 - - - - - - - -
  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
2018-19 21 504 24.0 0 61 10 87 8.7 0 26
Total 85 2342 27.6 5 100 59 664 11.3 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
2018-19 9 1334 234 87 504 2159 239.9
Total 43 4213 1177 664 2342 8396 195.3
  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
2018-19 128 14.2 21 0 0 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Total 384 8.9 53 3 5 2 - - 0 - 3 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 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 9 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 43 3 0 3.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 9 0 0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0.0
Conference 7 0 0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 0 0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 6 0 0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0.0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 0 0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 9 221 1334 148.2 6.0 21 78 4 2
Conference 7 170 922 131.7 5.4 12 78 4 2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 95 594 148.5 6.3 11 48 1 0
Away 5 126 740 148.0 5.9 10 78 3 2
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 78 499 166.3 6.4 9 42 - -
Losses 6 143 835 139.2 5.8 12 78 4 2
-
September 3 68 507 169.0 7.5 11 64 1 0
October 4 99 542 135.5 5.5 6 78 2 1
November 2 54 285 142.5 5.3 4 58 1 1
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 9 20 2.2 234 26.0 11.7 0 71
Conference 7 17 2.4 220 31.4 12.9 0 71
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 5 1.3 44 11.0 8.8 0 23
Away 5 15 3.0 190 38.0 12.7 0 71
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 4 1.3 21 7.0 5.3 0 19
Losses 6 16 2.7 213 35.5 13.3 0 71
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September 3 4 1.3 37 12.3 9.3 0 23
October 4 8 2.0 67 16.8 8.4 0 27
November 2 8 4.0 130 65.0 16.3 0 71
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 9 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Conference 7 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 - - - - 0 0 - 0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - 0 0 - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 9 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 21 504 24.0 0 61 10 87 8.7 0 26
Conference 12 298 24.8 0 48 7 43 6.1 0 13
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 8 188 23.5 0 46 6 66 11.0 0 26
Away 13 316 24.3 0 61 4 21 5.3 0 8
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 107 21.4 0 46 6 66 11.0 0 26
Losses 16 397 24.8 0 61 4 21 5.3 0 8
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September 12 287 23.9 0 61 3 44 14.7 0 26
October 4 92 23.0 0 46 7 43 6.1 0 13
November 5 125 25.0 0 48 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 9 1334 234 87 504 2159 239.9
Conference 7 922 220 43 298 1483 211.9
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 4 594 44 66 188 892 223.0
Away 5 740 190 21 316 1267 253.4
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 3 499 21 66 107 693 231.0
Losses 6 835 213 21 397 1466 244.3
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September 3 507 37 44 287 875 291.7
October 4 542 67 43 92 744 186.0
November 2 285 130 - 125 540 270.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 128 14.2 21 0 0 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Conference 74 10.6 12 0 0 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 66 16.5 11 0 0 0 - - - - - 0
Away 62 12.4 10 0 0 0 - - 0 - 1 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 54 18.0 9 0 0 0 - - - - - 0
Losses 74 12.3 12 0 0 0 - - 0 - 1 0
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September 66 22.0 11 0 0 0 - - - - - 0
October 38 9.5 6 0 0 0 - - 0 - 1 0
November 24 12.0 4 0 0 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 9 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -