Kenny Bell and Ryan Anderson wear the number seven jersey for Coach Nick Saban’s 2013 Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
Surprising many in 2009, Kenny Bell signed with Alabama over in-state school LSU. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver came to Tuscaloosa from Rayville, Louisiana and redshirted in his first year on campus.
Bell played in ten games during the 2010 campaign and had two receptions during mop-up duty.
As a redshirt sophomore, Bell’s role in the Alabama offense grew by becoming a deep threat. He played in every game of the 2011 season and made 17 receptions, two of which were touchdowns.
Bell’s role grew more in 2012 as AJ McCarron’s confidence as quarterback grew. In twelve games, Bell caught 17 passes for over 400 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately, Bell’s season ended early when he suffered a broken leg during the second quarter of the Auburn game.
He continues to rehab his injury and make progress through the spring. He is not wearing a black, no-contact jersey during the media viewing period of Alabama practices.
Bell looks to rebound from the injury and have a big senior year in 2013.
Ryan Anderson signed with Alabama in 2012 over Auburn, Tennessee and other schools when he graduated from Daphne, Al. High School.
The 6-foot-2, 255-pound linebacker redshirted for the 2012 season, so fans will get their first real look at him on A-Day and August 31 in Atlanta.
Highly touted out of high school, the linebacker was rated as 247Sport’s number one outside linebacker and a four-star recruit by ESPNU, Rivals and Scout.
Anderson will get playing time in 2013. It may come in mop-up duty, or he may work himself into a solid spot as a member of the linebacker rotation.