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82 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Brett Bell

In which BracketCat counts down the 82nd day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of tight end Brett Bell.

You remember the Belldozer, don't you? Well, his cousin's now a Wildcat. And a fellow tight end.
You remember the Belldozer, don't you? Well, his cousin's now a Wildcat. And a fellow tight end.
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#82 Brett Bell
True Freshman
6-6 | 225
Wichita, Kan.


Position: Tight End

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Brett M. Bell (b. Jan. 28, 1997) is an athletic tight end from a football family who originally signed with K-State last year, but deferred his enrollment to January (grayshirted) and participated in spring practices, suiting up for White.

Bell played under head coach Alan Shuckman at Bishop Carroll High School, where he helped the Eagles to earn a perfect 13-0 record and a Class 5A state championship in 2014.

He was an honorable mention All-Class 5A tight end by The Wichita Eagle as a senior in 2014, and earned first-team all-league honors as a senior and second-team accolades as a junior.

Bell hauled in 11 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns as a senior in 2014, and caught 11 passes for 118 yards as a junior. This high school teammate of current Wildcat Denzel Goolsby also played baseball and golf.

Bell hails from a notoriously athletically gifted family line, culminating most recently in the "Belldozer" phenomenon.

Brett's father, Mike Bell, was a two-time All-American defensive end at Colorado State and the second overall pick in the 1972 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He went on to play 12 seasons for the Chiefs.

Brett's uncle, Mark Bell, also played at Colorado State and for the Seattle Seahawks. Brett's older brother, Beau Bell, played football at Hutchinson Community College and Kansas.

And most famously, Brett's cousin, Blake Bell, was a quarterback-turned-tight end at Oklahoma from 2011 to 2014, and he just completed his rookie season for the San Francisco 49ers.

Brett's no slouch athletically, either, although he needs to put on a little more weight. Just check out his highlights: