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Tanner Bell
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 09, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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: 3L ... Expected to help anchor the starting line as a fifth-year senior in 2006... Never redshirted but received a medical hardship restoration for injury-marred 2004 season that saw him miss eight games... Started all 11 games in 2005 at right tackle... Saw action in three games during the 2004 season, including a start against NAU ...  Sidelined with an ankle injury for much of 2004 spring practice and the 2003 season ... Played in four games and started each game at right tackle in ?'03 ... Suffered a knee injury on the fourth day of fall drills ... Returned to the starting lineup for the TCU, Washington State, UCLA and California games ... Re-injured right knee after the California game and sat out the remainder of the season ... Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic accolades following the 2003 season ... Earned significant duty on the offensive line as a true freshman in 2002 ... Played in six games for the Wildcats and started two games, one at right guard and the other at right tackle ... 2002 Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award recipient.


Career Games Played: 24


High School: North Monterey County High School, Castroville, Calif., 2002 ... UA’s first big-body line commitment of the 2002 group ... Was an All-West Region pick by PrepStar, despite missing most of the 2001 season with an MCL injury ... SuperPrep All-Farwest region selection as the No. 89 prospect in three-state area ... Strong academically, with a scholarship offer from Cornell ... Prep Football Report All-West honors as No. 69 prospect ... Considered to have outstanding balance and growth potential ... Top 100 offensive tackle ... Starting center for North Monterey County’s basketball team, earning first-team all-league and all-county, and team MVP honors his senior year ... National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, National Honor Society and California Scholarship Foundation student record ... Recruited by Pac-10 and Mountain West schools, among others ... Academic honors include Foundation for Teaching Economics Leadership Camp, achievement awards in geometry, chemistry, English and World Cultures, and a seven-time school Scholar-Athlete winner.


Personal: Academic major is regional development ... Football representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Board 05-06... Son of Timothy and Tracey Bell of Castroville ... Mom is a sales clerk and dad is in sales and service for industrial washing equipment ... Younger brother, Travis, is a sophomore on UA’s football team ... Served as volunteer high school math and reading tutor ... Also has been a science camp counselor and worked for America Reads as a tutor ... Who’s Who Among American High School Students 2001 listee ... Likes paintball, trap & skeet shooting, and hunting ... Full name: Tanner Christopher Bell ... Date of birth: Jan. 18, 1984, Santa Clara, Calif.

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