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Detroit Lions' Joique Bell honored to practice at alma mater Wayne State tonight

July 29, 2014

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is returning to where it all started. Bell, the 2009 Harlon Hill Trophy winner as the best player in Division II, will be the guest of honor at 7:30 tonight when the Lions host a free, public practice at his alma mater, Wayne State. "It means a lot," Bell said Tuesday. "That's where I come from. That's who gave me my shot. How many players can say they're going to practice at their old college with their professional football team? It's an honor. I feel privileged. I mean, I'm blessed. What more can I say?" Bell grew up in Benton Harbor. But after he compiled 8,055 all-purpose yards and 576 points - ninth and fifth, respectively, in NCAA history - he embraced the campus in downtown Detroit and the city as his second home. Tickets are available at the Wayne State box office. WXYZ Channel 7 will be hosting a 30-minute live show from 7:30-8 p.m. tonight at Tom Adams Field.