PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been named as the team’s MVP for this season.
According to a statement from the team, this is the seventh time in team history that a running back has won the team award and the first since Willie Parker in 2006.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Charged With Homicide In Connection To Deadly Penn Hills Shooting In 2020
Bell set a single-season franchise record for scrimmage yards with 2,115 and he still has one game left in the regular season.
To date, Bell has rushed for 1,341 yards and caught 77 passes for 774 yards. In total, Bell has scored 11 touchdowns.READ MORE: 'Worst Nightmare': Crews Battle Blaze At Greensburg Home With Hoarding Conditions
At one point this season, Bell had over 200 scrimmage yards in three straight games, making him the first player since Walter Payton in 1997 to accomplish that feat.
Antonio Brown won the team MVP award last season.
The Steelers will host the Bengals Sunday night with the winner taking the AFC North title.MORE NEWS: Republican Ziccarelli Calls For Change While Democratic Incumbent Peck Cites His Prosecutorial Experience In Westmoreland County DA Race
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