MINERS

Dustin Bell
21  Dustin Bell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Wilmer Hutchins

Last College:
Bakersfield College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

2008 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games, starting the season opener at Buffalo at the right cornerback position ... ended the year with eight tackles, including six solos, plus an interception ... credited with his season-high two stops in two games (at Tulsa, versus SMU) ... picked off a pass against the Mustangs.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Originally signed with the Miners as a wide receiver in the spring of 2006 before spending the 2006 and 2007 seasons at Bakersfield College ... compiled 70 tackles and 10 interceptions in two years at Bakersfield ... Bakersfield had the top-rated defense in the Western State Conference during the 2007 season, limiting the opposition to 256.3 yards per game ... played his prep ball at Wilmer Hutchins High School in his hometown of Dallas, earning All-State and district MVP honors his senior year ... had 93 catches for 1,770 yards and 27 touchdowns in his prep career, leading Wilmer Hutchins HS to district titles his sophomore and senior campaigns ... also saw time at quarterback, primarily as a senior when he threw for 2,200 yards and 27 scores ... All-District offensive and defensive player as a junior ... chosen Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Mike Robinson ... was also an All-District baseball and basketball player.

PERSONAL: Parents are Roy and Lady Bell ... has one brother and one sister ... younger brother Derrius is a junior defensive back at SMU ... full name is Dustin Deltoroy Bell ... nickname is "Showtime" ... born 4/18/87 (Dallas, Texas) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.