Jesse Powell (American football)
|Date of birth:||April 14, 1947|
|Place of birth:||Matador, Texas|
|Date of death:||June 14, 2012(aged 65)|
|Place of death:||Lubbock, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Spur (TX)|
|College:||West Texas A&M|
|NFL Draft:||1969 / Round: 9 / Pick: 219|
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Jesse Loy Powell (April 14, 1947 – June 14, 2012) was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He attended West Texas A&M. He played linebacker and special teams with the Miami Dolphins from 1969 to 1973.
Powell was a member of the Dolphins during their perfect season of 1972 when the team had a 17-0 combined record in the regular season and playoffs and won Super Bowl VII. Overall, Powell appeared in three Super Bowls.
Powell died in a Texas hospital on June 14, 2012. His brother told a local news agency that the mechanism of death was cardiac arrest, but a formal cause of death had not been established.
- "West Texan Powell, Member of Dolphins unbeaten champion, dies at 65". June 14, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
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