Bell is a strong-armed quarterback who shattered passing records while playing in the Lone Star Conference for West Texas A&M. While there, he threw for career totals of 7,841 yards, 63 touchdowns and completed 699 of 1044 pass attempts (66.9%). Bell spent the past two seasons on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ practice roster. He’s also had stops with the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
Remarked Adam Rita, GM/VP, Football Operations, Toronto Argonauts, “We feel very fortunate to obtain the playing rights of Dalton Bell. He’s a young quarterback with a bright future. He is a good candidate to come to Toronto and compete for a quarterback spot.”
6’3”, 210 lbs.
West Texas A&M
Born: March 9, 1983
1st Year Argos / 1st Year CFL
Acquired: Traded to Toronto from Saskatchewan in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft.
2009: Spent entire season on Saskatchewan’s practice roster.
2008: Signed with the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) as a free agent and attended training camp…Added to the club’s practice roster…Released and signed a practice roster agreement with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in October…Remained on Riders’ practice squad for remainder of 2008 season.
2007: Attended portion of training camp with the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and released…Signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers (NFL) and assigned to the club’s practice roster.
College: Dressed in 40 games with 21 starts (2002-‘06) at West Texas A&M…Threw for career totals of 7,841 yards, 63 touchdowns and completed 66.9% (699) of his 1044 pass attempts…2006 As a senior, completed 386 of 583 passes for 3,998 yards and 32 touchdowns…2005 Promoted to starting QB and threw for 3,799 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior…Named First-Team All-Southwest Region and Second-Team All-Lone Star Conference…Honoured as a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award Finalist…2004 Dressed in 10 games as a backup QB completing 1 of 5 passes…2003 Played in six games and completed 1 of 2 passes for 36 yards and scored a touchdown…2002 Redshirt freshman.
Personal: Dalton is married to his high school sweetheart Ibbie and the couple has a 3 year old son named Boston. Both Dalton and Ibbie attended Canyon High School and they still live in their hometown of Canyon, Texas. There, Dalton was a two-year letter winner as a track athlete and earned honourable mention All-District honours as a football player. He was a marketing major in college.