clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Renard Bell to miss 2021 season with ACL tear

New, 7 comments

Bell says he’ll be back in 2022....his SEVENTH season in Pullman.

Valero Alamo Bowl - Iowa State v Washington State Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Sooooooooooo, who’s up for some football player news? I know I am, but unfortunately, it’s not good news. Renard Bell, WSU’s sixth-year super senior and a player who was going to be a major part of the WSU offense, announced yesterday on Twitter that he’ll miss the 2021 season due to an ACL tear:

Bell, who first came to Pullman in 2016 and spent a redshirt year, has 147 career receptions, 1,656 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns in his four season thus far. He had 33 receptions in just four games last year and two TDs. As Bell stated, he’s planning on coming back in 2022, which will be his seventh year in Pullman. He’ll be teammates next season with guys who were 11 years old when he first came to WSU. There might even be a grad assistant younger than Bell.

The loss of a veteran receiver is a big blow to the WSU offense. Behind Bell is Joey Hobert and walk-on Lincoln Victor. We’ll see how it shakes out for a team that still has questions at quarterback.

All the best to Bell. This has to be agonizing for him, and let’s hope he’s able to come back as a graybeard in 2022.

Max Borghi is a generous running back

Washington State’s Max Borghi charging $70 for customized Cameo videos, will share earnings with O-line | The Spokesman-Review
In the wake of national laws that now allow college athletes to capitalize off name, image and likeness, Washington State’s most recognizable football player has joined the ever-growing Cameo movement, and plans to share his earnings.

Links

New Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff talks realignment (if the Big 12 folds), CFP expansion, media strategy | The Spokesman-Review
If Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12, the Pac-12 would “listen” to teams seeking a new home, Kliavkoff reveals in wide-ranging interview.

Brian Greene Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List - Washington State University Athletics
The Rimington Trophy is given to the nation's top center.

Leading WR Renard Bell to miss Washington State's 2021 season with torn ACL | The Spokesman-Review
When the shortened 2020 season ended, it appeared Washington State's football team would have a chance to return all four of its starting receivers in 2021.

'I don't know his reasons': Reactions mixed to WSU coach Rolovich's decision to decline COVID-19 vaccine | The Spokesman-Review
Washington State University football coach Nick Rolovich has both supporters and critics after he declined to say Wednesday which exemptions to WSU’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement – whether religious, medical or personal – applied in his decision not to get the vaccine.

122 Cougars Named to the Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll - Washington State University Athletics
Congrats!