Hard-hitting ex-Bear Bell dies of heart attack at 47
I am super sad to hear this… I really liked Todd Bell and always felt a bit bad that he sat out the year the Bears won the super bowl.
One memory I have of him is the year before they won the super bowl – he was the starting strong safety I think…a opposing receiver caught the ball in a full sprint across the middle and as he caught it, he ran into a wall…the walls name was Mr Todd Bell. It was the most memorable football hit that I witnessed up to that point in my life. I don’t think that wide receiver played football again…can’t remember if it was a broken leg or what. A shocking display of hard hitting football…but since he was on "my team" – I was excited and proud.
Peace and best wishes to his family and friends.