William Powell (American football)

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William Powell
No. --     Free Agent
Running Back/Kickoff returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-09) March 9, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Duncanville (TX)
College: Kansas State
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Rushes 60
Rushing yards 217
Returns/Yards 21/507
Total TD's 0
Stats at NFL.com

William Powell (born March 9, 1988) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent.

Early years[edit]

William O. Powell II was born in Houston, Texas March 9, 1988. When Powell was about a year old, he and his family relocated to Dallas, TX. Powell is a 2006 Graduate of Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. Powell is the son of the late Darla S. Powell. He is the middle child between two sisters, Brittanye and Jasmyn.

College career[edit]

He played College football at Navarro Junior College, and then at Kansas State. He was never a starter in college, but earned the starting role in 2009 his final year at Navarro, where he led the team in Rushing Yards (937), Touchdowns (8), Carries(139) and Yards Per Carry Average (6.7). He then went on to Kansas State, where he began as a special teams player. He then proceeded to become 2nd on the depth chart behind Daniel Thomas during his 2nd year at Kansas State. He also was given the role of kickoff returner, where he led the nation in Kickoff Return Average (34.5). His season was cut short, however, when he suffered a season ending toe injury against Texas Longhorns. This injury occurred after his 4th and final Collegiate Rushing Touchdown.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On July 24, 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed Powell off waivers.[1] On July 26, 2013, Powell was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles after failing his physical.[2]

Houston Texans[edit]

The Houston Texans signed Powell to a two-year contract on August 11, 2014.[3] The Texans released Powell on August 25, 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Wulf, Bo (July 24, 2013). "Eagles Claim RB William Powell". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "RB Powell Waived; Rookies Activated". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "After Cutting Three, Texans Sign Two Running Backs". Houston.CBSLocal.com. August 11, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  4. ^ Texans trim roster on Monday

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