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Dalton Bell
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-09) March 9, 1983 (age 39)
Place of birth: Canyon, Texas
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
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Dalton Bell (born March 9, 1983) is a former Canadian football quarterback.. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He was later signed by the Seattle Seahawks. He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2008 and was traded to the Toronto Argonauts in 2010. He played college football at West Texas A&M. Bell was also a member of the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

Bell attended Canyon High School in Canyon, Texas and was a student and a letterman in football and track. In football, he was named the Canyon H.S. Offensive M.V.P. and was an All-District Honorable Mention selection.

College career

Bell played in 40 games at West Texas A&M, with 21 starts. He guided the Buffaloes to back-to-back Lone Star Conference championships and a 20-4 record in two seasons as the team's starting quarterback. He threw for 7,841 yards and 63 touchdowns during his career at West Texas A&M, connecting on 699 of 1044 passes (66.9%).

As a senior, he completed 386 of 583 passes for 3,998 yards and 32 touchdowns. As a junior, he passed for 3,799 yards and 30 touchdowns, completing 311 of 454 passes, and threw for more than 400 yards in 4 of the 11 games he started. As a sophomore, he completed just 1 of 5 passes for 8 yards, but ran for a 54-yard touchdown against Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Professional career

Carolina Panthers

Bell signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2007 as a rookie free agent was released on teams final roster cuts.

Green Bay Packers

Bell signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2007 spent time on the practice squad.

Seattle Seahawks

Bell signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 and spent most of the time on the practice squad. He was released and subsequently signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Bell signed a practice roster agreement with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 8, 2008[1] and spent the rest of the season as the fourth string quarterback. After former starter Michael Bishop was released, Bell was promoted to third-string quarterback for the 2009 season but did not see any touches that season.

Toronto Argonauts

On March 9, 2010 (his birthday), it was announced that Bell had been traded to the Toronto Argonauts for a 5th round pick in the 2010 CFL Draft.[2] He got his first career professional start against his former team, the Roughriders, on Oct 2, 2010, a 27-16 loss.[3] He entered free agency on February 15, 2012.


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