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Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell honorary team captain for Michigan State this week

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The star running back was chosen as honorary captain by the school he attended for their upcoming game against Oregon.

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Before he was a star running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Le'Veon Bell was a standout at Michigan State. In his three-year career there he rushed for over 3,300 yards.

Head coach Mark Dantonio chooses the honorary captains who actually have a role on game day. Le'Veon Bell will give a pregame, locker room speech and walk out onto the field with the team before they take on Oregon. Running back Clinton Jones will also be honored on Saturday, seeing his name added to the Spartan Stadium Ring of Fame.

Of the honors Dantonio said, via mlive.com, "I think it will be fitting to have Clinton Jones and Le'Veon Bell walk out of that stadium possibly together, and that will be exciting for all of us."

Le'Veon Bell will not be playing in the Steelers Thursday night season opener against the New England Patriots in Foxboro. He is serving a two-game suspension for a marijuana-related offense for which he was arrested last August.

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