Demetress Bell Biography
(American Football Player)
Birthday: May 3, 1984 (Taurus)
Born In: Summerfield, Louisiana, United States
Demetress Bell is a former American football offensive tackle, who played for Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. He started playing softball while he was studying in Summerfield High School as his institution did not have a football team of its own. Besides softball, he also tried his hand in basketball and performed sufficiently well to earn a scholarship for representing Northwestern State University. He represented Northwestern State University in college-level basketball competitions and meets, participating in a total of 88 fixtures spread over three seasons. Of the four National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) players who played both in football and basketball in Division I in 2006-2007 season Demetress was one of them. Following the end of the 2006-07 Season, Bell decided, once and for all, to focus on a ‘gridiron football’ career, and consequently, stopped playing basketball for good. His professional career as an American football player took off when he was selected by Buffalo Bills—the team representing the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. He played for Buffalo Bills for four consecutive seasons but had to eventually withdraw from the active roster owing to a knee injury. Thereafter, he represented Philadelphia Eagles for one season and was later on contracted by Dallas Cowboys as a practice squad member.