Career: Two-time Ivy League champion ... 2010 First-Team All-Ivy ... 2011 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award ... Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week (11/22) ... 2009 and 2010 CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District ... Three-time Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area ... 2010 Academic All-Ivy ... Started 27 games in his career, including all 20 during Penn's back-to-back Ivy title seasons ... Finished his career with 147 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, six interceptions and one forced fumble ... Had a career-high three interceptions in 2008 ... Forced a fumble at No. 1 Villanova (9/25/10) ... Was second on the Ivy League's top defense in tackles, interceptions and passes defended as a senior ... Finished third in tackles for the No. 1 defense in the FCS in 2009 ... Had a career-best 11 tackles and his first career sack in his final game at Cornell (11/20/10).
2009: Academic All-Area ... First-Team Academic All-District ... Started all 10 games in Penn's defensive backfield ... Penn finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in total defense and scoring defense ... Penn was tops in the Ivy League in every major defensive category ... Third on the team with 52 tackles ... Fourth on the team with four pass breakups ... Tallied a career-best 10 tackles at Lafayette (Sept. 26) ... Had an interception in win over Bucknell (Oct. 10).
2008: Played in all 10 of Penn’s games at defensive back, including seven starts ... Received Academic All-Area honors ... Recorded 36 tackles (22 solo), good for seventh on the team ... Also recorded three interceptions, trailing only All-American teammate defensive back Chris Wynn in that category ... Seventh in the Ivy League in interceptions ... Team-high 57 interception return yards ... Two pass breakups ... Had career-high six tackles against Villanova (Sept. 20) and Columbia (Oct. 11).
2007: As a freshman, played against Georgetown (10/6) and had three tackles and a pass breakup.
Hamilton Southeastern HS: Letterwinner and captain of both football and track and field ... Earned all-state, all-area, all-conference and all-county honors in senior season ... Led team to conference championship in senior season, and to the sectional, regional and semi-State championships in junior season ... Helped track and field team to conference, county, cectional and regional championships ... Earned all-state, all-conference and all-county honors in track and field ... Member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary Soceity ... Member of the Academy of Finance.
Personal: Born June 5, 1988 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Susan and Kent Powers ... Twin brother, Nate, also plays for Penn ... Enrolled in Wharton with a concentration in economics.
All-purpose yards: 39, Columbia, Oct 18, 2008
Interceptions: 1, 6 times
Long interception return: 39, Columbia, Oct 18, 2008
Tackles: 11, at Cornell, Nov 20, 2010 (8-3)
Sacks: 1.0, at Cornell, Nov 20, 2010 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.5, at Cornell, Nov 20, 2010 (1-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Villanova, Sep 25, 2010
Pass breakups: 2, at Cornell, Nov 20, 2010 ; at Lafayette, Sep 26, 2009