What would make a senior wide receiver playing on one of the nation's top college football teams quit football? Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell made a Twitter announcement on Tuesday that he is retiring from football according to a report by CBS Sports on September 3.
A four-star wide receiver out of Rayville, La., Bell played in 12 games for the Crimson Tide in 2012 and started 3. He has also played in their only game so far this season against Virginia Tech. The news does come as a surprise although Bell never really became a permanent starter for the team's offence. His
Bell tweeted that he is hanging up his cleats to focus on his kids and wished his teammates the best.
"I've been through so much I finally can say I'm happy. I know I'm going to lose so many friends and followers and get more negative talk from people but truth is I Dnt[sic] care."
In his 12 games in 2012, Bell had 17 receptions for 431 yards and three touchdowns. Most importantly for him, the greatest stats were in the memories he made.
"I've made so many memories here @ Alabama but some things you gotta let go. ...it's been a nice run but I'm hanging up my cleats."
The University has not confirmed the news but the school is aware of Bell's intention of leaving the team.