GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Joique Bell doesn’t really fit the mold.
He played Division II football and put up the numbers of a Division I athlete. He went from undrafted to trying to lock down a long-term deal. He’s not the tallest or the fastest, and he’s not a starter on his team. But all of that is what has pushed him to do better.
And now, the running back who was undrafted out of Wayne State in 2010 is playing NFL football for the Detroit Lions.
When asked to sign autographs at the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids last week, he insisted that he also be allowed to tell his story to the kids. He told them about getting his life on the right path to achieve his dream.
==Watch above: Bell tells 24 Hour News 8’s Casey Jones about his message to kids in Grand Rapids, his life in Detroit and the Lions’ new regime.==