MSU’s top 50 football players: No. 22 Le’Veon Bell

his is the 29th in a 50-day summer series counting down the top players in Michigan State football history, as I see them. As with last year’s MSU basketball top 50, the criteria is performance and impact at MSU only, professional career irrelevant. Have your own opinion? Leave a comment or tweet at me @Graham_Couch.

No. 22 – Le’Veon Bell

Running back, 2010-12, Columbus, Ohio

The skinny: For one season critical to MSU’s recent rise, Bell carried the Spartans’ offense — literally. He carried 382 times in 2012 for 1,793 yards, the second-most yards and third-most attempts in a season in program history. He was an All-American that season and first-team All-Big Ten, leading the conference in rushing in an offense short on consistent movement elsewhere. – Read more at

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