Tuesday, March 22, 2016

1977 Profile: Eddie Bell

Wide Receiver
No. 27
Idaho State
"Eddie had six solid season with the New York Jets from 1970-75 when he totaled 118 pass receptions for 1,774 yards and 12 touchdowns. His best season was 1972 when he grabbed 35 passes for 629 yards. Eddie is the co-holder of the Jets record for most receptions in a game (12 against Baltimore in 1970).
He saw limited action with San Diego last year and was picked up by the Bills on waivers in the off-season. Eddie was a ninth round draft pick by the Jets in 1970.
Eddie set three national small college receiving records as a senior with 96 catches for 1,522 yards and 20 touchdowns. A transfer from Compton JC, he set seven Big Sky and nine Idaho State records.
Eddie majored in speech pathology and audiology. He has attended drama school in the off-season and played the lead role in an off-Broadway play."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

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