Mississippi State Defensive End Nick Bell Dies Following Bout With Cancer


STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State officials say football player Nick Bell died Tuesday at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital after battling cancer since late September.

Bell, a 20-year-old from Bessemer, Ala., was diagnosed after experiencing headaches during football practice and had surgery on Oct. 1 to remove a mass from his brain. He had emergency surgery on Monday morning after it was found that the cancer had spread throughout his body.

About 50 Mississippi State players and coaches visited Bell and his family at UAB Hospital on Monday evening.

Bell, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound sophomore, played in four games this season, starting two. He made seven tackles.

Previous Article

Donovan McNabb Still Confused About His Benching, Role with Redskins Unclear

Next Article

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Outdraws Deciding Game of World Series

Picked For You