With 2013 now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the black and gold are very pleased with where they are heading at running back. Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell has put together the best season for a rookie running back in Steelers history. The Steelers now have a running back that can play on first, second and third down. Bell’s potential has Mike Tomlin and the rest of the organization very excited for the future.
In Week 16, Bell ran for 124-yards on 26 carries. Making Bell’s performance against the Green Bay Packers the first 100-yard running game by a Steelers half back in 23 contests. Bell entered Week 17 just 72-yards shy of the Steelers’ rookie record for total yards from scrimmage held by hall of famer and Steelers’ great, Franco Harris.
The Steelers finished the regular season with a 20-7 win over the Cleveland Browns and Bell recorded 96-yards with a touchdown. Bell now holds the record and tied Harris for most games with 90-plus yards from scrimmage (8). A great accomplishment after missing the first three games of the regular season to a foot injury.
The future is bright for Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rushing attack. With an offensive line that was very beat up over the course of the season, the Steelers will be very anxious to get a healthy five men together along with their new star at running back.