Bell rings up second PFL award in three weeks

Kade Bell (Photo by Skip Tapp Widespread Photography)
Kade Bell (Photo by Skip Tapp Widespread Photography)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the second time in three weeks, Jacksonville University quarterback Kade Bell has been awarded the Pioneer Football League  Offensive Player of the Week.

Bell, a redshirt junior from Fleming Island, Fla., had a career day in leading the Dolphins (5-1, 4-0) to a 45-26 win over Morehead State.

Among his achievements Bell had a career-high six touchdown passes only one off the school record set in 2010 against Morehead State by former quarterback Josh McGregor.

Bell also had career highs in passing yardage with 441 and completions with 26. He was 26 of 42 with one interception for the game. The bulk of Bell's work came in the final three quarters as the team had only 34 yards passing in the first quarter following a sluggish start.

"It shows the great offensive line and playmakers I have around me,'' Bell said Sunday. "I just have to do my job each week and prepare in the film room and at practice. But, I have to get better each week and we're not going to be satisfied until we go undefeated in the conference.''

Bell's award is the fifth consecutive week a JU player has won one of the league's top weekly awards. He won the Sept. 28 award after leading the Dolphins past Butler, 35-7, when he threw for 401 yards and five touchdowns.

JU travels to Stetson Saturday for a 6 p.m. PFL game.