Aug 30 - 7:00 PM
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Sep 8 - 3:30 PM
Sep 15 - 3:30 PM
DF Banner
UD Football BIO
Charles Bell
Player Profile:
Charles Bell 1871865
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Conestoga, Pa.
High School: Penn Manor
Major: Sport Management
Experience: 3 Letters

Fifth-year member of the squad as a senior • tough, hard-hitting linebacker with great sense for the game and nose for the ball • two-time all-conference selection who could become just the fourth linebacker in UD history to earn all-league honors three times in a career (Dan Mulhern, Brian McKenna, Worrilow).

Opened his senior year as a second-year team co-captain • played and started in the first four games of the season before going down with an injury vs. CAA rival James Madison • recorded 29 tackles (eight solo) • assisted on two tackles for losses • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Cornell.

Third-year starter at middle linebacker and a team co-captain • led team in tackles for the second straight year • anchored defense that ranked No. 6 in the Colonial Athletic Association in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) • lone Delaware player on the ECAC All-East team (first team) • earned first team All-CAA honors • earned Baker-Taylor Trophy as the squad's UD Alumni Association Most Valuable Player • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Stony Brook and Villanova • started all 11 games and led team with 94 tackles (38 solo) • also recorded a sack, 11.5 tackles for loss, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, had an interception, and broke up two other passes • ranked No. 4 in the CAA in tackles (8.5 per game) and was No. 5 in tackles for loss (11.5) • recorded 10 or more tackles four times with a career-high 13 each vs. Maine, Towson, and Villanova • had 11 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss vs. Stony Brook • forced a fumble vs. Villanova and returned a fumble 33 yards vs. Stony Brook • intercepted a pass 11 yards vs. Towson.

Earned second team All-CAA honors • anchored the Delaware defense all season from his middle linebacker spot • led a unit that ranked No. 5 in the CAA and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in both rushing defense (123.5/17th in NCAA) and scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA) • led the team with 96 tackles (team-high 39 solo stops) while adding 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, one interception, one pass breakup, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery • had a career-high 11 tackles four times - vs. North Carolina, Rhode Island, Towson, and Albany • had 1.5 sacks vs. Rhode Island • intercepted first career pass vs. Lafayette (21 yards), recovered a fumble vs. Elon and forced one vs. North Carolina • ranked No. 4 in the CAA and 59th in the NCAA in tackles (8.7 per game) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. North Carolina • carried out the U.S. Flag in season finale vs. Elon.

Backup middle linebacker for the Blue Hens behind senior David Mackall • played in all 12 games and also saw action on special teams • recorded 27 tackles (15 solo) on the season, including 5.5 tackles for loss (11 yards) and a half-sack • recorded season-high five tackles vs. Towson and added four vs. William & Mary and three each vs. Villanova and Delaware State • had two tackles for loss vs. No. 6 Villanova and was in on a sack against No. 1 New Hampshire.

Two-year, two-way starter at linebacker and running back at Penn Manor High School for head coach Todd Mealy • earned a host of accolades as a senior when he was named Lancaster-Lebanon League Player of the Year as well as the Linebacker of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Back of the Year • team captain • was first team All-LLC on offense and defense and an honorable mention choice at punter • earned second team all-league honors at linebacker as a junior • led team to a two-year record of 19-5 that included two trips to the district playoffs • team went 9-3 and advanced to the third round of the district playoffs in 2013 and went 10-2 and advanced to the second round in 2012 • began his high school career at Lancaster Catholic High School as a sophomore when he earned honorable mention all-section honors and led the Crusaders to the state AA title for head coach Bruce Harbach • for his entire high school career, tallied 361 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, and four interceptions to go with 2,103 yards and 32 touchdowns rushing • posted 128 tackles and rushed for 1,492 yards and 22 TDs and caught four TD passes as a senior in 2013 • had 136 tackles and rushed for 611 yards and 10 TDs as a junior in 2012 • recorded 97 tackles, including 7.5 sacks, as a sophomore at Lancaster Catholic in 2011.

Charles Jackson Bell • born May 12, 1995 • son of Jeffery Bell • has an older sister • has worked as a roofer during the summer • sport management major at Delaware. 


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2017 4/4 29 (8) 0-0/1-2 0/0 0/0
2016  11/11  94 (38) 1.0-4/11.5-24  1/1 1/3
2015 11/11 96 (39) 1.5-16/3-18 1/1 1/1
2014 12/0 27 (15)
0.5-3 / 5.5-11 0/0 0/0
TOTALS 38/26 246 (100)
3-23/ 21-55

Tackles: 13 vs. Towson, Maine, Villanova, 2016; 11 vs. North Carolina, Rhode Island, Towson, Albany, James Madison, 2015
Interceptions: 1 vs. Lafayette, 2015; vs. Towson, 2016

Charles Videos:
Charles Photos:

Delaware Blue Hens