19 Facts About Upton Bell


Upton P Bell was born on 1937 and is an American former National Football League executive, talk show host, and sports commentator.


Upton Bell is the son of former NFL commissioner Bert Bell and Broadway theatre actress Frances Upton.


Upton Bell's responsibilities included scouting and negotiating contracts with and signing of all college football recruits.


Upton Bell held the personnel director's job until he was hired to become the general manager of the then Boston Patriots.


Upton Bell joined the Patriots in February 1971, and at age 33, was the NFL's youngest general manager.


Upton Bell later hired Bucko Kilroy and put together the Patriots' first scouting department.


Upton Bell hired as assistant general manager Peter Hadhazy, who later became general manager of the Cleveland Browns.

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Upton Bell returned to professional football in 1974 with the purchase of the New York Stars in the World Football League.


Upton Bell, who served as team president and general manager, relocated the team to Charlotte, North Carolina, where the team was renamed the Charlotte Hornets.


Upton Bell recommended Charlotte to the NFL as a franchise city.


In 1977, Upton Bell was the host of the Pats Post Game Show on WBZ.


Upton Bell was a guest commentator on NECN and Sports Final on WBZ-TV.


In 1983, Upton Bell served as the color commentator for the Boston Breakers professional football team on WNEV and ESPN and was the studio host for Sports Channel New England.


Upton Bell was the color commentator for the Boston College Eagles football radio broadcasts with play-by-play announcers Dan Davis in 1985 and Bob Lobel in 1986.


Upton Bell was a fill in-color commentator for Sports Channel New England's Boston Celtics games as well as host of their nightly talk show.


Upton Bell was co-host of the first national television show on the NFL Draft on PBS in 1977.


Upton Bell transitioned from sports talk on radio to general talk in 1988.


Upton Bell succeeded Dave Maynard on WBZ radio in 1990.


For three consecutive years, the Upton Bell Show was recognized by the Associated Press as Outstanding Talk Show in New England.