Who is this Kahlil Bell guy?

When No. 32 broke a 72-yard run for the Bears in the second quarter last night, it’s safe to say more than a couple fans had the same reaction.

Who the heck is that?

Bell, who was one of the few bright spots during the loss to Philadelphia, had been a practice player for the Bears before being promoted to the 53-man roster on Friday.

His scamper was the longest by a Bear since a 73-yard run by Neal Anderson in 1989 and the longest first carry for any NFL back since 1995.

Just how unexpected was his four-carry, 81-yard contribution?

The Bears’ official site doesn’t even have a bio up for him yet.

Some cursory research yields the following on Bell:

– He is 5-foot-11 and weighs 212 pounds.

– Ran a 4.78 40 at the combine.

– Was an undrafted player who was released by Minnesota this summer.

– Led UCLA with 397 yards last season and 795 yards in 2007.

– Rushed for a collegiate-high 195 yards against Stanford.

-Majored in history.

– Lettered in football, basketball and track at California’s Marin Catholic High School.

– One of six children.

– Hobbies include video games and dancing.

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