Bilal Powell

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Bilal Powell
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Powell in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 29 – New York Jets
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1988-10-27) October 27, 1988 (age 29)
Lakeland, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Lakeland (FL) Lake Gibson
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Big East First Team (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Rushing attempts: 711
Rushing yards: 3,103
Rushing touchdowns: 15
Receptions: 193
Receiving yards: 1,457
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Bilal Mateem Powell (born October 27, 1988) is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

College career[edit]

As a senior at Louisville, Powell was named to the All-Big East Conference first team[1] after rushing for 1,330 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games for the Cardinals. On October 15, Powell ran for a season high of 209 yards and 2 touchdowns against Cincinnati.[2] Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Powell was invited to the 2011 Senior Bowl.[3]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Att Yards Average TDs Receptions Yards TDs
2007 Louisville 24 187 7.8 2 3 25 0
2008 Louisville 75 354 4.7 2 12 58 0
2009 Louisville 108 392 3.6 4 12 103 0
2010 Louisville 229 1,405 6.1 11 18 158 3
College Totals 436 2,338 5.4 19 45 344 3

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
207 lb
(94 kg)
30 78 in
(0.78 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.51 s 1.53 s 2.64 s N/A s N/A s N/A N/A 18 reps N/A
Values taken from NFL Combine and Pro Day workout.[4][5]
Powell running against the St. Louis Rams in 2012

Powell was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round with the 126th overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.[6]

2011 season[edit]

On July 29, 2011, Powell signed a 4-year rookie contract worth $3,226,500 with $400,500 guaranteed.[7][8]

Powell made his NFL debut on November 17, 2011, against the Denver Broncos.[9] Powell would finish the 2011 season by playing in only two games. In those two games, Powell ran for 21 yards on 13 attempts and had one reception for 7 yards.

2012 season[edit]

On November 18, 2012, Powell ran for 42 yards on 11 carries and a season-high two touchdowns against the St. Louis Rams, his first multiple-touchdown game of his career.[10] Powell also scored his first career touchdown as well. On November 22, 2012, Powell ran for 40 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown against the New England Patriots.[11] On December 2, 2012, Powell ran for 58 yards on 12 carries against the Arizona Cardinals.[12] On December 9, 2012, Powell ran for a season-high 78 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13] Powell scored his 4th touchdown of the season, and also had a season-high in carries. Powell finished his sophomore season running for 437 yards on 110 carries and 4 touchdowns and catching 17 passes for 140 yards.

2013 season[edit]

On September 22, 2013, Powell ran for 149 yards on 27 carries and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.[14] Powell ran for a 21-yard touchdown.[15] On September 29, 2013, Powell ran for 66 yards on 14 carries against the Tennessee Titans.[16] Against the Titans, Powell also recorded a 36-yard reception.[17] On December 22, 2013, Powell recorded a 39-yard run against the Cleveland Browns.[18] On December 29, 2013, Powell ran for 76 yards on 21 carries against the Miami Dolphins.[19] Powell also threw a pass to tight end Jeff Cumberland for 30 yards.[20] Powell finished the 2013 season with 697 rushing yards on 176 carries and a touchdown and 272 receiving yards on 36 passes.

2014 season[edit]

On October 26, 2014, Powell ran for his only touchdown of the season against the Buffalo Bills.[21] Powell finished the 2014 season with 141 rushing yards on 33 carries and 92 receiving yards on 11 catches.

2015 season[edit]

On March 14, 2015, Powell signed a 1-year, $2 million contract with the New York Jets.[8][22]

On September 13, 2015, Powell ran for 62 yards on 12 carries against the Cleveland Browns.[23] On September 27, 2015, Powell caught 7 passes for 44 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles.[24] On November 22, 2016, Powell caught 5 passes for 67 yards against the Houston Texans.[25] On December 6, 2015, Powell caught 8 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants.[26] Powell recorded a 25-yard touchdown.[27] On December 13, 2015, Powell caught 5 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.[28] On December 19, 2015, Powell caught 7 passes for 54 yards against the Dallas Cowboys.[29] Powell also recorded his first rushing touchdown of the season. On December 27, 2015, Powell ran for 56 yards on 7 carries in the against the New England Patriots.[30]

Powell finished the 2015 season with 313 rushing yards on 70 carries and a touchdown and 388 receiving yards on 47 catches and two touchdowns.

2016 season[edit]

On March 10, 2016, Powell signed a 3-year, $11,250,000 contract with the New York Jets.[8][31]

On September 11, 2016, Powell ran for 41 yards on 4 carries in the season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.[32] On September 25, 2016, Powell caught 6 passes for 41 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs.[33] He also recorded a fumble, which he lost.[34] On October 2, 2016, Powell caught 6 passes for 54 yards against the Seattle Seahawks.[35] On October 30, 2016, he ran for 76 yards on 6 carries and a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.[36][37] His 35-yard touchdown was the longest Jets touchdown run since Chris Ivory ran 71-yards in 2014 against the Oakland Raiders,.[36] On November 13, 2016, Powell caught 7 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams.[38] He was able to score the touchdown on a lateral trick play.[39] On December 11, 2016, he ran for a season-high 145 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers.[40] His two touchdowns were a 5-yard score and a 19-yard score, which was the game-winning touchdown in overtime.[41][42][43] This was also his first 100-yard game of the season,[44] and the second of his career while he also became only the second Jets player since 1975 to rush for at least 145 yards and at least two touchdowns in a road game.[44][40] Powell's 19-yard touchdown in overtime was the first rushing touchdown in overtime in team history.[40]

2017 season[edit]

On August 26, 2017 during a preseason game against the New York Giants , Powell caught four passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. He recorded an 85-yard pass completion, the longest in the preseason since Lam Jones in 1980. With his 110 receiving yards, he became the first Jets RB since at least 1970 with at least 100 receiving yards in a preseason game.[45]

During Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Powell rushed for 163 yards, including one for a 75-yard touchdown, as the Jets won 23–20 in overtime.

  Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Season Team GP Att Yds Avg Yds/G Long TD Rec Yds Long TD Fum Lost
2011 NYJ 2 13 21 1.6 10.5 6 0 1 7 7 0 1 0
2012 NYJ 14 110 437 4.0 31.2 18 4 17 140 16 0 0 0
2013 NYJ 16 176 697 4.0 43.6 39 1 36 272 36 0 1 0
2014 NYJ 15 33 141 4.3 9.4 15 1 11 92 20 0 0 0
2015 NYJ 11 70 313 4.5 28.5 24 1 47 388 25 2 2 0
2016 NYJ 16 131 722 5.5 45.1 35 3 58 388 22 2 1 1
2017 NYJ 15 178 772 4.3 51.5 75 5 23 170 31 0 1 1
Career total 89 711 3,103 4.4 34.9 75 15 193 1,457 36 4 6 2

[46]

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