The Steelers announced today that running back Le’Veon Bell was named the Steelers outstanding rookie of the year and will receive the “Joe Greene Great Performance Award” presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.
The Steelers chose Bell in the 2nd round,48th overall pick out of Michigan State.
Bell has 770 yards rushing yards and 393 receiving yards in 12 starts with seven touchdowns, totaling 1,163 yards from scrimmage.
Bell spoke on receiving the award…
Bell:“It means a lot to win this,” said Bell. “It’s a great award. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates, with the help of the offensive linemen and coaches. I am thankful for it. Hopefully I will continue to get better.
“And to win the award named after Joe Greene means everything to me. Meeting him was great, and winning an award named after him is the icing on the cake.”