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Byron Bell
T #77
Height:
6-5
Weight:
340
Age:
25
College:
New Mexico
Hometown:
Greenville, Texas
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

G
7
GS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 54 48
2014 CAR 7 7
2013 CAR 16 14
2012 CAR 15 15
2011 CAR 16 12
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @TB W 20-14
2 DET W 24-7
3 PIT L 19-37
4 @BAL L 10-38
5 CHI W 31-24
6 @CIN L 37-37
7 @GB L 17-38

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (47/41) [1/1]; 2013 (16/14) [1/1]; 2012 (15/15); 2011 (16/12).

2013
Played in 16 games with 14 starts at right tackle for Carolina...Cleared paths for the Panthers to rush for more than 100 yards in 14 games...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...POSTSEASON: Started at right tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12).

2012
Started 15 games for Carolina...Made 14 starts at right tackle and one at right guard...Inactive with a sprained ankle versus the New York Giants (9/20)...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Started at right guard...At San Diego (12/16): Opened holes and provided protection for the Panthers to set a team record with 29 first downs - 13 rushing, 12 passing and four via penalty...At New Orleans (12/30): One of four offensive linemen, along with left guard Thomas Austin, center Jeff Byers and right guard Garry Williams, that entered the league as undrafted rookie free agents to start against the Saints...Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30)...Played in 16 games with 12 starts at right tackle...Made first career start versus Green Bay (9/18) and started at Atlanta 10/16) in place of an injured Jeff Otah...Became full-time starter in Week 7 when Otah was placed on injured reserve...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Part of unit that tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 406 points...Helped the Panthers rank third in the NFL in rushing with an average of 150.5 yards per game and exceed 100 yards rushing in a team-record 14 consecutive games...Opened holes for the Panthers to lead the NFL with a team record 5.41 yards per carry and establish a team record with 139 rushing first downs...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Paved way for the Panthers to accumulate 163 rushing yards and a season-high four rushing touchdowns on a season-high 39 attempts...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Cleared lanes for the Panthers to amass 270 rushing yards, equaling the second-highest total in franchise history, on 31 attempts - an average of 8.7 yards per carry - with three touchdowns.

COLLEGE
Played in 37 games with 36 starts at New Mexico...Started 24 games at left tackle over final two seasons after making 12 starts at right tackle as a sophomore...2010 (Sr.): All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention...Started 12 games...Earned the team's outstanding offensive lineman award...2009 (Jr.): Started 12 games...Helped three different Lobos running backs rush for 100 yards or more in a game...2008 (So.): Started 12 games...Surrendered only three sacks...Paved the way for the team to average 204.9 yards rushing per game, which ranked third in the conference and 16th in the nation...2007 (Fr.): Played in one game...Missed most of the season with a knee injury.

PERSONAL
Attended Greenville (Texas) HS...Majored in university studies at New Mexico.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (47/41) [1/1]; 2013 (16/14) [1/1]; 2012 (15/15); 2011 (16/12).

2013
Played in 16 games with 14 starts at right tackle for Carolina...Cleared paths for the Panthers to rush for more than 100 yards in 14 games...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...POSTSEASON: Started at right tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12).

2012
Started 15 games for Carolina...Made 14 starts at right tackle and one at right guard...Inactive with a sprained ankle versus the New York Giants (9/20)...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Started at right guard...At San Diego (12/16): Opened holes and provided protection for the Panthers to set a team record with 29 first downs - 13 rushing, 12 passing and four via penalty...At New Orleans (12/30): One of four offensive linemen, along with left guard Thomas Austin, center Jeff Byers and right guard Garry Williams, that entered the league as undrafted rookie free agents to start against the Saints...Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30)...Played in 16 games with 12 starts at right tackle...Made first career start versus Green Bay (9/18) and started at Atlanta 10/16) in place of an injured Jeff Otah...Became full-time starter in Week 7 when Otah was placed on injured reserve...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Part of unit that tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 406 points...Helped the Panthers rank third in the NFL in rushing with an average of 150.5 yards per game and exceed 100 yards rushing in a team-record 14 consecutive games...Opened holes for the Panthers to lead the NFL with a team record 5.41 yards per carry and establish a team record with 139 rushing first downs...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Paved way for the Panthers to accumulate 163 rushing yards and a season-high four rushing touchdowns on a season-high 39 attempts...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Cleared lanes for the Panthers to amass 270 rushing yards, equaling the second-highest total in franchise history, on 31 attempts - an average of 8.7 yards per carry - with three touchdowns.

COLLEGE
Played in 37 games with 36 starts at New Mexico...Started 24 games at left tackle over final two seasons after making 12 starts at right tackle as a sophomore...2010 (Sr.): All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention...Started 12 games...Earned the team's outstanding offensive lineman award...2009 (Jr.): Started 12 games...Helped three different Lobos running backs rush for 100 yards or more in a game...2008 (So.): Started 12 games...Surrendered only three sacks...Paved the way for the team to average 204.9 yards rushing per game, which ranked third in the conference and 16th in the nation...2007 (Fr.): Played in one game...Missed most of the season with a knee injury.

PERSONAL
Attended Greenville (Texas) HS...Majored in university studies at New Mexico.

 

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