Marcus Bell is in his fifth season with the Tigers program having joined the coaching staff in fall of 2009.
A former Tiger, Bell played in 42 career games and made 20 starts on defense for the University of Memphis. Bell lettered from 1997-2000 and was the Tigers' fifth-leading tackler as a senior, logging 60 stops and four sacks. For his efforts in 2000, he was named to the All-Conference USA first team.
In his career, Bell totaled 209 tackles, including 135 solo stops and 10 sacks. He was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week twice during his career.
Bell was one of three Tigers defenders selected in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was a fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals. Bell played six seasons in the league -- three years each with Arizona and Detroit -- and logged 165 tackles, three forced fumbles and six pass breakups in 86 games played.
Bell returned to Memphis following his NFL career and earned his bachelor's degree in 2010.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Bell played both offensive and defensive tackle at Kingsbury High.
In the summer, Bell teams with former Tigers Reggie Howard, Mike McKenzie and DeAngelo Williams for the Phenomenal 4 Super Sports Charity weekend that includes a football camp for over 350 kids from the Memphis community free of charge.