Former Saints, Gators linebacker Powell, 32, passes away

  • Katherine Terrell, ESPN Staff WriterJan 16, 2024, 03:27 PM ET


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Former NFL linebacker Ronald Powell has passed away, according to the NFLPA. He was 32.

“Today we mourn the loss of Ronald Powell– a dad, a sibling, and a son who was liked and cherished by numerous. We send comfort to all those who knew Ronald. #RIP,” the NFLPA Former Players account composed on X, previously referred to as Twitter, on Tuesday morning.The New Orleans Saints picked Powell out of Florida in the 5th round of the 2014 draft. Powell played in 14 games as a novice for the Saints, but was put on hurt reserve at the start of the 2015 season and waived. He hung around on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears practice teams in 2015 and 2016 and was briefly with the Seattle Seahawks before they launched him in training school in 2017. Powell completed his professional career with the

Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of Football before the league ceased operations in 2019. Powell was the No. 1-ranked high school hire by coming out of Southern California’s Rancho Verde High School in 2010. He invested three seasons at Florida from 2010 to 2013, playing in 53 games with 79 overall tackles, 18.5 deals with for loss and 11 sacks. He declared for the draft in 2014 after the conclusion of his junior season. “We’re really saddened to find out about the death of previous Gators player

Ronald Powell. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and liked ones,”the school stated via the Florida Gators Football account on X.

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