UW This Season: Brandon Bell will combine with fellow senior Terrance Butler to form a strong tandem at the boundary cornerback position in 2005. Bell played in all 12 games for the Cowboys in 2004, and started two at cornerback -- versus UNLV and New Mexico. He stepped into the starting lineup when Terrance Butler sprained an ankle against Air Force. While he didn't start in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl versus UCLA, he made a significant contribution breaking up the final pass attempt of the game by the Bruins to seal a 24-21 Wyoming victory.
2004: Bell was credited with 13 total tackles in his first season as a member of the Cowboy Football program -- eight solos and five assists. He also was a valuable special teams player.
Palomar CC: Bell was a two-year starter at cornerback for Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Calif. Bell intercepted seven passes for 103 yards as a freshman in 2002 to lead Palomar. He took one of those interceptions back for a touchdown. Bell earned Second Team All-Mission Conference Central Division honors as a freshman. His sophomore season, he was a Second Team All-Mission Conference American Division selection.
During his two years at Palomar, the Comets posted an 18-4 record. In 2002, Palomar was ranked No. 4 in the final J.C. Grid-Wire rankings. The Comets concluded the 2002 season with a 10-1 record, and defeated Grossmont Community College, 20-19, in the South County Bowl. Palomar posted a 5-0 conference mark in 2002 to capture the Mission Conference Central Division title. Entering the 2003 season, Palomar was ranked No. 4 in the preseason J.C. Grid-Wire rankings and was also ranked No. 4 in the J.C. Football Network.com preseason rankings. The Comets concluded the 2003 season ranked No. 22 in the nation by J.C. Grid-Wire, after posting an 8-3 record, 4-1 in the Mission Conference American Division to tie for the title. Palomar played in the West State Bowl in the First Round of the 2003 Southern California Playoffs, losing 14-24 to College of the Canyons. Bell played for head coach Joe Early at Palomar Community College. His defensive coordinator at Palomar was Laramie, Wyo., native and 1978 University of Wyoming graduate J.G. Aegerter. He was also recruited out of junior college by BYU and San Jose State.
High School: He attended high school at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Calif., where his team advanced to the CIF Championship game his senior season. Bell was an All-Conference performer at Rancho Bernardo for head coach Ron Hamamoto.
Personal: Born Feb. 7, 1984, he is the son of Renee and Eddie Bell. He is majoring in elementary education.