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Speedy, shifty back with a great first step ... Enters his redshirt freshman season fourth on the depth chart at running back.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2017)
Redshirted this first season on The Mesa, learning behind consensus first-team All-American Rashaad Penny.
Three-year letterwinner at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, Calif. ... Had an outstanding career, totaling 4,525 yards and 59 touchdowns on 605 carries (7.5 avg.) in 31 games (146.0 per game average), according to MaxPreps ... Ran for at least 1,000 yards in all three varsity seasons, including 2,023 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2016, 1,378 yards and 23 scores in 2015 and 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014 ... Had 100-plus yards in 15 of his 31 games ... Also caught 21 passes over his career for 261 yards and two touchdowns ... Was a two-time all-CIF selection and a two-time first-team all-area pick ... Was named the 2016 Pacific League Offensive Player of the year and the 2015 Pacific League Player of the Year ... Also was a three-time first-team all-league honoree ... Had the most running yards ever at John Burroughs HS and in the city of Burbank ... A consensus three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, 247sports and Scout ... Received a grade of 80 by 247sports and a mark of 71 by ESPN ... Scout ranked him as the sixth-best running back in talent-rich California in the 2017 recruiting class ... Also competed on the track and field team at John Burroughs.
Chance Leon Bell was born Aug. 2, 1999, in Northridge, Calif. ... Son of Diondre and Cindy Bell ... Chose San Diego State over other offers from Washington State, Illinois, Iowa State, Air Force, New Mexico, Utah State, Hawai'i, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado and Southern Utah ... Undeclared on a major.