Powell, a native of Marina, Calif., was a D2football.com 2nd Team All-America honoree in 2012 after leading the Bisons to a 9-2 record and its first NCAA Division II playoff appearance. Powell led Harding with 12.0 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks and blocked a school-record four kicks. Powell could be the first Harding player drafted since Bruce Baldwin was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1983 draft.
Transferred to Harding from DeAnza College in California...Started three games as a defensive back ... 7 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks...Had four tackles, including two sacks vs. Henderson state (9/10/11).
A 2007 graduate of Seaside High School in California ... played quarterback and cornerback ... won the California state championship as a senior ... coached by Alfred Avila.
Born Apr. 27, 1988 ... Major: Kinesiology ... Parents: Patricia Frye.