Reggie Bell leaving EMU Football

Eastern Michigan quarterback Reggie Bell has played his final game as an Eagle, as he announced Tuesday, Dec. 15 he wouldn’t be returning for the 2016 season.

Bell released this statement via his Twitter account, “I would like to thank Eastern Michigan for everything they have done and all the support. Sad to say but I will no longer be attending EMU.”

Bell is a native of Los Angeles, Calif. where he played at Dorsey High School, and just concluded his red-shirt sophomore year at Eastern Michigan.

Bell was widely known for his elusiveness and speed at the quarterback position, but injuries caused a rotation of starts between him and teammate Brogan Roback over the 2015 season.

As an Eagle, Bell played in 17 games over two seasons at EMU. He set an Eastern Michigan single-game rushing record for a quarterback in 2014 against the University of Buffalo, having gone for 202-yards on the ground, and two 70-plus yard rushing touchdowns.

Bell had 680 rushing yards in his career at EMU, with 562 of those coming in the 2014 season. He threw for 1,605-yards and had an average completion rate of 58.2 percent, along with 15 total touchdowns in his career.

It is currently unknown as to why Bell is leaving, but stay up to date at EasternEcho.com for news and information regarding this story.

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