Le'Veon Bell's hoops skills go viral

Jared Wickerham

Steelers running back shows his hops on the basketball court.

Le'Veon Bell's athletic prowess goes beyond the football field.

The second year Steelers running back showed as much when video of Bell dunking went viral through social media on Tuesday.

Hooping it up at an indoor gym, Bell is recorded throwing down four dunks that included three off the back board. He also caught a ball on mid bounce on the baseline before slamming it through the iron.

Bell's dunking ability is more impressive given that he stands at 6'1. The NBA's Dwayne Wade, who is considered on the short side in NBA standards, is 6'4.

Bell's athletics versatility is no surprise to Steelers fans, who watched him thrive both carrying and catching the football during his rookie season in Pittsburgh.

The Columbus, Ohio native and former Michigan State back is coming off a solid rookie campaign that saw him compile a Steelers rookie record 1,259 total yards from scrimmage. He totaled 860 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground while catching 45 passing for 399 yards.

Bell's first career 100-yard game came in Week 16 against the Packers. Playing in the snow and on a muddy track in Green Bay, Bell toted the rock 26 times for 124 yards and a touchdown in leading Pittsburgh to a 38-31 victory.

The Steelers are hoping Bell can keep pounding the rock in 2014 and become the first Steelers running back since Rashard Mendenhall in 2010 to rush for over 1,000 yards.

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