This is when Bell made The Leap to elite


Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell missed the first three games of his rookie season in 2013, but by the end of the year, he showed everyone - Mel Kiper was a target too, as it turns out - why the Steelers thrust him into the spotlight immediately. His first 100-yard game came against the Green Bay Packers in a must-win Week 16 game last season. The Steelers would win that game, a hard-fought 38-31 affair at snowy Lambeau Field, and nearly advance to the postseason with a win over Cleveland in the 2013 season finale. Bell exploded in 2014, racking up a club-record 2,215 yards from scrimmage and scoring 11 times on 373 touches. He did not fumble last season, making him one of only two players to have over 200 touches without fumbling (Marshall Faulk). Bell was arrested for suspicion of DUI and for marijuana possession in August, and the new personal conduct policy says he will be suspended for a minimum of two games, and he may be suspended for four. Bell was the team's MVP in 2014.