National weekly award for Kade Bell

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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University quarterback Kade Bell has landed another honor for his big performance against Davidson.

Monday, Bell was named the national Co-Offensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network along with Sacramento State's DeAndre Carter.

Previously, for the third time this season, Bell was been named the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week.

Bell, from Fleming Island, Fla., completed 20 of 24 passes for 417 yards and tossed six touchdown passes in the Dolphins' 56-0 win at Davidson Saturday. It was the second time this season he has thrown six TDs in a game as he did it in the team's 45-2 win at Morehead State.

Included in Saturday's performance were touchdown passes of 76, 50 and 72 yards as the Dolphins put themselves in position to win the league title with a win this week against Campbell.

"It feels great to get back on track and have a complete game all around as a team,'' Bell said. "The defense had five interceptions and got us the ball back.''

He lavished praise on his offensive teammates.

"It's great when you have an offensive line like I have that put their bodies on the line for me and you have wide receivers that can go the distance from anywhere,'' he said.

With the latest accolade in hand, the redshirt junior says he now is focused on finishing the job.

"I think we are peaking at the right time,'' he said, ''and all that matters is we've got to finish with this last game.''

For the season, he has completed 206 of 345 passes for 2,895 yards. He leads the PFL in passing yards and is fourth in the nation and his 28 touchdown passes not only lead the PFL but put him third nationally in the category.

Bell also was honored by the league in both September and October.