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Le'Veon Bell named 2014 Steelers MVP

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Bell is second in the NFL in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage. He becomes the seventh Steelers running back to win the team MVP award, which began in 1969.

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There really wasn't a bad choice among the top candidates for the Steelers team MVP, as voted on by the players.

In the end, they chose running back Le'Veon Bell, who will be named to his first Pro Bowl team tonight and likely will be a first team All Pro selection as well.

Bell is second in the NFL with 1,341 rushing yards, and leads all running backs with 77 receptions. His 2,115 yards from scrimmage is also second in the NFL. He's scored 11 touchdowns on the year as one of the main weapons in the Steelers' second-ranked offense.

He won out over quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown - the Steelers' "Big Three." Between them, they've broken five franchise single-season records this season, and collectively, the offense needs just eight more points to become the highest scoring Steelers' offense in history.

Bell is one of four players in NFL history to record at least 1,300 rushing yards and 750 receiving yards in the same season (Marshall Faulk, Steven Jackson and Brian Westbrook), according to the team's press release.

A BTSC poll has Roethlisberger taking 41 percent of the site's own team MVP vote, with Bell second at 32 percent.