11 Vonn Bell

Vonn Bell Ohio State
usaUnited States
Rossville, GA
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2013, 2014, 2015

Post-OSU Update: Vonn Bell left Ohio State after his true junior year to enter the NFL Draft. Bell was selected 61st overall (2nd round) by the New Orleans Saints. He has been a full-time starter since then, playing four years with the Saints, three with Cincinnati, and the 2023 season with the Carolina. He has seven interceptions, 15 forced fumbles, and close to 700 career tackles part-way through the 2023 season. (updated: Dec. 2023)

Jersey #: 11 (2014-15), 7 (2013)

Major: Sport Industry (2015), Undeclared (2014)

Weight: 205 (2015), 200 (2014), 190 (2013)

2015 Media Guide: Talented safety Vonn Bell is one of the top defensive playmakers in college football … he has stepped up to make some of his biggest plays on the biggest of stages, including an at-the-end-zone interception in the fourth quarter against No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, an interception vs.
Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, an interception to open the win last year over Michigan and an end zone interception in the Discover Orange Bowl as a true freshman … Bell has been in on 111 tackles his first two seasons with only Joshua Perry (193) and Tyvis Powell (124) in on more during that time … Bell also has recorded seven interceptions and 13 total pass break-ups to rank in a tie for first among Buckeyes (Eli Apple) in that all-important statistical category … a true junior, Bell has played in 29 games and started 15 times.

2014 Media Guide: Vonn Bell was on the Ohio State two-deep chart throughout the 2013 season as a true freshman back-up at the nickel position … his season-long hard work and efforts paid off when he was awarded with the start at nickel in the Discover Orange Bowl vs. Clemson … he made one of the plays of the game vs. the Tigers, tipping and then intercepting a Tajh Boyd pass at the Ohio State 1 in the second quarter of a game Clemson led at the time, 14-9 … Bell also had a career-high seven tackles – all of them solo stops – in the Orange Bowl … he finished the season having played in all 14 games and he was credited with 19 tackles … he had three solo stops vs. Penn State … Bell missed most of the 2014 spring drills with a minor knee injury.

2013 Media Guide: An exclamation point on this Class of 2013, Under Armour All-American Vonn Bell announced on National Letter of Intent signing day that he would be a Buckeye … a five-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports, Bell is one of the top 30 players in the nation with overall rankings of No. 25 by Scout, No. 29 by 247Sports and No. 32 by Rivals … is No. 50 on the ESPN 150 … the No. 4 player in the state of Georgia this season, Bell is also ranked as high as the No. 3 safety prospect nationally by Scout.

High School: Helped his Ridgeland team, coached by Mark Mariakis, to a 13-2 record and a runner-up finish in the Georgia Class AAAA state championships … Bell had 146 tackles and three interceptions as
a senior, and on offense he had over 1,700 all-purpose yards and scored 21 touchdowns … helped Ridgeland to the state Sweet 16 in 2011 as a junior with 119 tackles, five interceptions and three forced

Personal: Is the son of Vanessa and Vencent Bell.




SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2013Ohio State141191631.01000014000
2014Ohio State15149257352.031.0101629600
2015Ohio State13136543221.040001216901