Axel Bell will play college football not far from home.
Pictured (left to right) front row Jimmy Bell (father), Axel Bell, and Amy Bell (mother); back row Ryan Walston (athletic director), Autumn Bell (sister), Rand Ballart (head coach) and Dr. Jeff Bond (principal). Photo provided.
(Aurora, Ind.) – South Dearborn High School football standout Axel Bell has signed to attend and play with Thomas More University.
Bell, an Indiana Football Coaches Association Senior All-State honoree and IFCA South All-Star, signed Tuesday to play for the NCAA Division III Saints in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
As a senior defensive lineman last fall, Bell racked up 51 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, and a school record 16 sacks. He recorded four sacks in one game, also a school record.
Bell played against some of the best high school talent in the 2019 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Houston, Texas last January.
Congratulations @44Abell on signing to continue his playing career at Thomas More University... can't wait to watch you next year #KFI @eagle993 @SouthDearbornHS @sdsportsreport @SDKnightNation pic.twitter.com/x8PSR9vtnn— Rand Ballart (@SDKnightsFB) April 2, 2019