|Born:||November 19, 1959|
|College:||Winston-Salem State University|
|NFL Draft:||1984 / Round: Second / Pick: 49|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · ArenaFan.com|
Powell spent the 1984 USFL season with the Oklahoma Outlaws based in Tulsa and then moved with the team in 1985 to become one of the Arizona Outlaws based in Tempe, Arizona, after Oklahoma had merged with the Arizona Wranglers. He blocked for among others, quarterback Doug Williams (American football) who would later win Super Bowl XXII with the Washington Redskins. Powell was drafted into the NFL in 1984 by the Seattle Seahawks, in the second round of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players (49th overall). Powell joined the NFL in 1987 with the Seattle Seahawks. The team was moderately successful that year, winning nine games, and losing six, before losing to the Houston Oilers in the AFC Wildcard playoff. The next year, the team won nine games, and lost seven, before losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Playoff.
In his first season with the Seattle Seahawks (1987), he was involved in three kickoffs, gaining 23 yards. However, 14 of those came from one kickoff. He also fumbled the ball once. After that season, he never was involved in another NFL kickoff. In 1987, he played in a career-high twelve games. That number sank to six the next year, and to two by 1989.
Drug addiction and counselingEdit
Powell currently is a substance abuse counselor, helping people combat their drug problems. He also speaks at schools about drugs. Despite the fact that he is a devout Christian, he says that he never forces the people who he helps to believe in God.
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