The former Spartan will return to Michigan State to serve as an honorary captain.
Bell played three seasons at Michigan State, rushing for over 3,300 yards before leaving for the NFL after his junior season. He was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2013 NFL draft.
According to MLive’s Kyle Austin, Bell will give a pregame speech to the team and walk with them out onto the field, as is customary with honorary captains.
The NFL suspended Bell for three games in April after an August 2014 arrest on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession. He had his suspension reduced to two games over the offseason.
- Kenny Ducey