Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
Greg Bell has had multiple carries in every game this season and was the Huskers' starting running back in each of the first three games. He has rushed for 173 yards through four games and is averaging 4.9 yards per carry and 43.2 yards per game. Bell had an impressive Nebraska debut, rushing for 104 yards on just 13 carries in the season opener against Colorado. His 45-yard run in the second quarter was the longest rush by a Husker in 21 games. The next week against Troy, Bell ran for 64 yards on 14 carries. With the emergence of senior Devine Ozigbo, Bell carried the ball only six times at No. 19 Michigan and twice against Purdue.
Before Nebraska (Bonita Vista/Arizona Western CC)
Bell joined the Huskers after being named a first-team junior college All-American in each of his two seasons at Arizona Western Community College, where he helped coach Tom Minnick’s team to a 20-2 record over the past two years. As Arizona Western, Bell was a teammate of fellow Husker signee Jaron Woodyard Bell joined the Huskers after being named a first-team junior college All-American in each of his two seasons at Arizona Western Community College, where he helped coach Tom Minnick’s team to a 20-2 record over the past two years. At Arizona Western, Bell was a teammate of fellow Husker signee Jaron Woodyard.
In his two seasons at Arizona Western, Bell ran for 2,404 yards and averaged 114.5 rushing yards per game and 6.3 yards per carry. In 2017, Bell rushed for 1,217 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games, helping the Matadors to a 9-1 record and a trip to the NJCAA national championship game. Bell averaged 6.1 yards per carry and ranked fifth in the junior college ranks in rushing yards and 14th in rushing touchdowns. He was named a first-team junior college All-American by the NJCAA Football Committee in 2017 for his efforts. In his first year at Arizona Western in 2016, Bell was also a first-team All-American. As a freshman, Bell averaged 6.6 yards per carry while rushing for 1,187 yards in 11 games and scoring seven touchdowns.
Bell was regarded as a four-star recruit by ESPN and a three-star recruit by 247Sports. ESPN listed him as the nation’s No. 20 junior college prospect, while 247Sports ranked him as the No. 71 junior college prospect in the country and the fourth-best running back. Bell also visited Boise State, Louisville, Tennessee and Utah. Originally from Chula Vista, Calif., Bell played his high school ball at Bonita Vista High School.
Greg is the son of Erica Williams and was born on June 16, 1998. Bell is majoring in child, youth and family studies, and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester on campus.