Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception on Saturday, connecting six times for 178 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper
McCarron completed 21 of 35 pass attempts, including one touchdown, and the Alabama offense churned out 668 total yards while producing two 100-yard rushing performances and a 300-yard passer in the same game for the first time in the Tide's illustrious football history
Alabama Football plays Western Carolina at Bryant Denny Stadium
2012 (JUNIOR): Played 12 games and started three, totaling 17 receptions for 431 yards and three touchdowns ... 12 of his 17 receptions went for first downs ... nine of his 17 grabs (53 percent) were 15-yards or longer ... eight receptions of 29-plus yards (85, 57, 54, 44, 39, 34, 33 and 29) ... led the team with a 25.4 yards per catch average ... posted career highs in receiving yards (431) and touchdowns (three) ... missed the SEC Championship Game and the Discover BCS National Championship Game due to a broken left leg suffered against Auburn. Michigan: Caught two passes for 26 yards, with a long reception of 19 in win against No. 8 Michigan. Arkansas: Caught two passes for 12 yards in win at Fayetteville. Florida Atlantic: His only reception of the game came in a big way, as he hauled in a career-long, 85-yard reception for touchdown on game's first possession. Mississippi: Caught two passes for 15 yards in win over the Rebels. Missouri: Had two receptions for 46 yards, including a long of 44. Tennessee: Latched onto two passes for 68 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown. Mississippi State: Streaked into the end zone on a 57-yard strike from AJ McCarron for his only catch of the game ... that grab put the Tide up 14-0 after two possessions, en route to 38-7 win over previously undefeated Bulldogs. Texas A&M: Averaged 24.3 yards per catch against the Aggies ... hauled in a 54-yard pass ... converted two first downs ... totaled three receptions for 73 yards. Western Carolina: Caught one pass for 34 yards in 49-0 win. Auburn: Made 15-yard reception for a first down before suffering a broken left leg in the second quarter.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Kenny Bell earned an expanded role in the Alabama passing game as a sophomore ... the speedy wide out played in all 13 games and made four starts ... caught 17 passes this season for 255 yards, 10 first downs and two receiving touchdowns ... one a 39-yard strike vs. Tennessee and the second on a 41-yard flea-flicker in the Iron Bowl ... had seven explosive receptions of 15 yards or more ... averaging 15.0 yards per reception. Penn State: Earned his first career start ... hauled in his first pass of the season with a 14-yard grab that resulted in a first down. North Texas: Had a career-best game to date with four receptions for 55 yards ... two of his receptions went for first downs. Arkansas: Made his second career start ... caught one pass for eight yards, coming up a yard short of the first-down marker. Florida: Caught one pass for seven yards in the Crimson Tide win ... earned his third start of the year. Vanderbilt: Started but did not have a catch. Mississippi: Did not start but caught three passes for 31 yards ... had a 17-yard grab that converted an important Crimson Tide first down. Tennessee: Had three grabs for 52 yards and his first career touchdown ... two of his three receptions went for Alabama first downs ... had one explosive play of 39 yards for a score, which is his longest catch to date in his career. Mississippi State: Hauled in one pass for 16 yards and a first down. Auburn: Caught his second career touchdown on a 41-yard flea-flicker from AJ McCarron to open the scoring ... finished with two grabs for 46 yards. LSU (BCS National Championship Game): Caught one pass early in the second half and raced 26 yards up the sideline for a first down.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Bell played in 10 games for the Crimson Tide in 2010 ... had two receptions for 26 yards ... caught his first career pass against Mississippi for 18 yards ... his second career reception came vs. Georgia State, an eight-yard grab ... saw action against San Jose State, Penn State, Duke, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State and Georgia State.
2009 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted during his initial season at Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Bell was a four-star wide receiver prospect out of Rayville, La. ... SuperPrep All-American ... ranked as the No. 36 wide receiver nationally by Scout.com ... Rivals.com listed Bell as the No. 40 wide out in the country and No. 12 on Rivals.com Louisiana Postseason Top 75 ... ESPNU listed him as the No. 47 wide receiver ... on The Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... member of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... a 3A first-team All-State selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... SuperPrep's No. 25 wide receiver prospect nationally and the publication's No. 11 prospect in Louisiana ... on Scout.com's Southeast 150 list ... caught 46 passes as a senior for 816 yards and nine touchdowns ... hauled in 49 passes for 914 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in 2007 ... coached by Bo Barton ... chose the Crimson Tide over LSU, Florida, Michigan, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and Nebraska.