By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Manteca grad Snags 1st catch in NFL debut
Placeholder Image

Bulletin staff reports

Former Manteca High standout Reggie Bell helped the Washington Redskins come from behind to beat the Cleveland Browns 20-17 in his professional debut on Thursday.

The Browns led the exhibition opener at FirstEnergy Stadium 14-3 in second quarter before back-up quarterback Kirk Cousins (12 of 14, 154 yards) spearheaded the comeback rally. He hit Bell for an 18-yard catch up the middle on third-and-four from the Cleveland 21, and three plays later Trey Williams punched in the 1-yard TD to push Washington ahead for good. It was the lone catch for Bell on the night.

The 2010 Manteca graduate is the school’s single-season record holder for receiving yards (762) and touchdowns (10). After a decorated career at the University of San Diego, he signed with the Redskins as a rookie free agent in early May.

“We are all proud of him and the work he has done to get himself to that level,” Manteca offensive coordinator Neil MacDannald said.