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Tanner Bell
Tanner Bell


Castroville, Calif.

High School:
North Monterey County

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 308




Arizona: 2L... Bell is in the mix for UA's top front line after a sophomore year with four starts at right tackle... Missed the first four and last four games in 2003 with a knee injury... 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... Made his collegiate debut in the Washington game ... 2002 Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award recipient.

High School: North Monterey County High School, Castroville, Calif., 2002... UA's first big-body line commitment of the 2002 group, Bell was an All-West Region pick by PrepStar despite missing most of the 2001 season with a knee medial collateral ligament injury... SuperPrep All-Farwest region selection as the No. 89 prospect in three-state area... Strong academics, with 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... Hosted at UA by quarterback Nic Costa on his recruiting trip... 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, 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 ... 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.