Friday, June 4, 2021

92 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #92 Darrius Bell

Welcome to the eleventh annual Catamount Football "100 days to Football Kickoff Countdown".  During the countdown, we'll highlight the player whose number corresponds to that day in the countdown. To help pass those long summer days, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, and knowledgeable of the team members, we'll continue the football countdown each day until kickoff Saturday. 

Since the official 2021 Catamount Football Roster has not yet been published, we'll use the 2021 Catamount Football Preseason Roster for jersey numbers, until the new roster is posted, at which point we'll switch to the official roster for the remainder of the countdown. 


It's now 92 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 4th, 2021, against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, in E.J Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field, Cullowhee, NC. 

Today, we'll highlight a Defensive End:

#92 Darrius Bell

POSITION Defensive End 
CLASS Redshirt Freshman
HOMETOWN Gilbert, S.C.

2019 (Freshman): Played in three games as a defensive reserve as a true freshman, remaining eligible for a redshirt … Credited with two tackles, both coming as solo stops at The Citadel (Oct. 12) … Made his collegiate debut at N.C. State (Sept. 7).

Prior to Western Carolina: Multi-sport athlete, three-year varsity letter-winner … Three-time all-region and all-county selection and a two-time all-state honoree … Finished his career with 329 career tackles including 134 career solo stops and 25 sacks … Tallied 44 career tackles for loss, both forcing and recovering eight career fumbles and scoring two defensive touchdowns … Recorded 96 tackles including 34 solo stops as a senior, collecting AAA Lower State Lineman of the Year honors … Was listed among the top 50 ranked prospect in the state of South Carolina by 247Sports entering his senior year after posting 113 tackles and nine sacks as a junior … Listed as a two-star recruit from both and … Also participates in track & field as a prep ... High school coach was Chad Leaphart.

Personal: Full name is Darrius Travon Bell … Is the son of Jessica Bell … Has a younger brother, Kelvin … His uncle, Johnell, played college football at North Greenville Univ.

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