On Powell: Expected to vye for a starting defensive end position after missing most of the spring with knee surgery ... Comes into the fall in outstanding shape ... Transfer from Maryland joined the program in 2005 ... Tremendous size and strength ... Shows the ability to rush the passer with good footwork.
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2005: Defensive end, who made 16 tackles in his first season at UMass after transferring from Maryland ... Piled up four tackles in finale at Hofstra (11/19) ... Two tackles at Maine (10/22) and vs. Northeastern (10/8) ... Made first career start at Colgate (9/10) and recovered first-quarter fumble, also posting six tackles ... Made collegiate and UMass debut in opener in his hometown at Richmond (9/1), did not make any tackles.
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2004 (at Maryland): Did not play in any games.
As A Freshman In 2003 (at Maryland): Redshirted for Maryland team which played in the Toyota Gator Bowl.
Before College: A three-year letterwinner and starter at Lloyd C. Bird High School in Richmond, Va., playing for coach David Bedwell ... as a senior in 2002, he recorded 10.5 quarterback sacks, 38 pressures and more than 100 total tackles ... voted second team All-State by Associated Press and the Coaches' Association of Virginia ... in addition, he was named first team all-region, first team All-District, first team All-Metro ... named his team's Defensive Most Valuable Player ... L.C. Bird went 10-2, won the Dominion District championship and was runner-up of the Central Region (Div. 6) ... Bird went 10-1 and won the Dominion District championship in 2001 and was 10-2 and district champion in 2000 ... played on teams that posted 10 wins each of his last three seasons, including a 27-1 district record .... set the school record in the shot put as a junior.
Personal: Patrick Daniell Powell ... Born October 15, 1984 in Richmond, Va. ... Son of John and Marion Powell ... Brother of Chris, Andread and Casandra ... Majoring in Philosophy.
CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year GP UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU 2005 11/1 4 12 16 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0
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