November 9, 2010

Mitchell to wear Bell's number

Mississippi State announced Monday that they would wear patches on their jerseys in honor of sophomore defensive end Nick Bell who passed away last week after a battle with cancer.

The Bulldogs also decided that a player would don Bell's No. 36 jersey for the remainder of the season. This week junior Charles Mitchell received the honor and will sport his old roommate's number against Alabama.

"Charles is going to be the guy wearing number 36 for the game," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "They were roommates and lived together. I think it's kind of a special honor for Charles to do for Nick."

Mullen stated that someone new will wear the number each game and will be announced on a week-to-week basis.

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