Powell at the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
|No. 56 New Orleans Saints|
|Date of birth:||May 14, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Riverside, California|
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|High school:||Moreno Valley (CA) Rancho Verde|
|NFL draft:||2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Ronald Powell (born May 14, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Saints in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at University of Florida.
High school career
A native of Moreno Valley, California, Powell attended Rancho Verde High School, where he played defensive end, linebacker and tight end. In his senior season, he totaled over 80 tackles, 13 sacks, 28 tackles for losses on defense, while averaging over 15 yards per catch on offense. He was named a High School All-American by USA Today, Parade, and EA Sports. He was selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he was voted MVP.
Powell accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a member of coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2010 to 2013. As a freshman in 2010, he played in 13 games and made one start. In his sophomore year, he became a regular starter for the Gators, playing and starting in 12 games. In an injury-plagued junior year, he tore his left ACL two different times, first in the spring Orange and Blue game, and again during rehab. For the 2012 season, he earned a medical redshirt. In 2013, Powell played in 11 games and started in eight.
2014 NFL Draft
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|6 ft 3 in||237 lb<td align="center">32 1⁄2 in</td><td align="center">9 3⁄8 in</td>|
- "The Rivals 100: 2010 Prospect Ranking". Rivals.com. January 14, 2010.
- "NFL Draft - 2014 DE Draft Prospects". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 19, 2010.