DETROIT Michigan native Joique Bell had a plan, which he was able to execute to perfection.
With 9:26 left in the second quarter and the Lions at the St. Louis Rams' 1-yard line, Bell plowed into the end zone for the team's first touchdown of the regular season and the first of his career.
Bell immediately ran to the stands and jumped up in his own version of the Lambeau Leap, perhaps a Lions Leap.
"It was an amazing feeling," Bell said. "Growing up, watching guys jump in the crowd, I was telling my family, if I get my first regular season NFL touchdown, I'm jumping into the crowd. It was like a dream come true. At the same time, I knew it was a workday and I have to always keep my head on a swivel, just in case, whenever the team needed me."
Bell, a native of Benton Harbor, Mich., who went to Wayne State University in Detroit and even served as a security guard for the Lions before, finished his first NFL game with one carry for one yard and one touchdown.
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