For Whom The Bell Tolls: South Dearborn Defensive Star Signs With Thomas More Univ.

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.


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