Shonn Bell has been one of the Freedom's most consistent defensive lineman. We chatted after Thursday's practice.
Where are you from? Virginia.
Where did you go to college? Virginia-Wise.
You played in the NFL, right? I played with the Bears, Vikings, Browns, Detroit, Houston Oilers.
That's quite a list. How many years total? Four. I was hurt one year.
You played tight end, so why aren't you lining up at tackle a bit for a change of pace? When I decided to play arena, I wanted to switch positions. I kind of like it over there. But if they need me on offense, I can go either way. But right now, my specialty is on defense.
What do you do when you're not playing football? Working at a high school in Rock Island, Ill. I live in Davenport, Iowa.
What's your favorite TV show? Monday Night Raw.
Brandon Hurd said the same thing. Are you a wrestler, too? I wrestled in high school.
Do you have a nickname? Hurricane. When I was in college, it was a name I've got. Everybody thinks I'm a loose cannon, I guess. Crazy.
Is that a good thing? Yeah, it's a good thing. When I play, I'm more like a hurricane season.
I know you've had a couple personal fouls this year. It happens. Everybody gets those.
If you had a super power, what would it be? Travel in time.
Where would you go? Everywhere. Actually, I've never been to Jamaica. That'd be one of the first places I go. My dad is in the military, so I've pretty much been everywhere.
I read you were in Germany in high school. Yeah, all the way to my senior year.
What's one word that best describes you? Unpredictable.
In a good way? In a good way or a bad way.
What's the perfect Friday night? Getting some food, hanging out. When I don't have football, I just go see bands and hang out.
In Muskegon, they had a Ladies Night type of promotion. The female fans were able to bid on a date after the game with all the single players. What do you think? That would be a fun promotion.
You wouldn't know what you'd get. Yeah. But either way, someone gets to eat for free.
What was your favorite toy as a kid? Big Wheel.
What's the coolest vacation you've been on? I went to Canada. I went to this lake up in Vancouver. I'd never been there, and I know some people up there playing football. So they invited me up. It was great.
If you had to pick a theme song for your introduction, what would it be? "Superfly."
-- By Stacy Clardie, The Journal Gazette