Very athletic linebacker who is competing for a starting role ... has plenty of talent and tremendous potential ... could play an inside linebacker or an outside spot ... was a red-shirt freshman in 2010.
2011 SEASON: Played in 11 games with six starts ... was sixth on team with 57 tackles ... tied for team lead with three interceptions ... made first career start against Richmond and had nine tackles ... played key role in win at Old Dominion with eight tackles and a game-clinching interception in final seconds ... had nine tackles in victory at William and Mary ... had four tackles and an interception against Delaware ... made career high 11 tackles at Maine and had an interception with a 30-yard return ... helped Tigers to win over New Hampshire with nine tackles ... made four tackles at Rhode Island.
AT SENECA VALLEY H.S.: All-Montgomery County performer for the Screaming Eagles ... led Coach Fred Kim’s team post a 12-1 record as a senior ... named honorable mention All-Metro in 2008 ... named honorable mention All-State ... made 70 tackles ... member of back-to-back regional championship teams ... played basketball for the Screaming Eagles ...standout performer in the shot put for track and field team.
PERSONAL: Has one brother and one sister ... lists Coach Fred Kim as the person he admires most ... career goal is to become an athletic trainer ... avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys ... favorite NFL player is Ray Lewis ... lists “The Lion King” as his favorite movie ... favorite actress is Jessica Biel ... favorite athlete is LeBron James ... favorite meal is country fried steak with mashed potatoes and carrots ... favorite musician is Yo-Yo Ma ... son of Wanda Powell ... born on August 19, 1991 in Germantown, Md. ... major is exercise science.