Purdue has had Big Ten Freshman of the Week on lockdown for a while now. Last season it was basically the Rondale Moore Award. This year with so many freshmen playing it has been a Purdue staple. In four of the past five weeks a Purdue player has won the conference-wide award, and three of those have been David Bell:
Freshman of the Week
David Bell, Purdue
WR, Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central
- Caught a career-high 14 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in a come-from-behind road victory at Northwestern
- His 14 catches were the most by a Purdue freshman since at least 1997 and tied for the most by a Big Ten wide receiver this season
- Had two receptions on the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter
- Earns his third career Freshman of the Week award
- Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: King Doerue (Nov. 4, 2019)
Bell is playing not just like the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, but like a First Team all-Big Ten Receiver. He currently leads the Big Ten with 65 receptions. He is third in yardage with 791 yards and fourth with five receiving TDs.
Want to go national? He is tied for 26th nationally in receiving yards and is 11th in total receptions.