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Ronald Powell

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2013: Returned to the field after over a year off and played in 11 games with eight starts…Led the team with four sacks and eight quarterback hurries…Second on the team with seven tackles-for-loss…Earned the team’s Chris Patrick Courage Award for battling back through injuries…Named a team captain for the Kentucky and Arkansas games…2012: Sat out the 2012 season after suffering a torn ACL during the April spring game…Injured his knee again in the fall and took a medical redshirt…2011: Started 12 games for the Gators, missing the game at Auburn due to injury…Fourth on the team with 9.0 TFL (58 yards), with a team-high 6.0 sacks…Recorded 32 tackles, three QB hurries and a forced fumble during the season…Phil Steele’s Preseason All-SEC Third Team (DE)…Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Third Team (DL)…Forced his first career fumble vs. Florida State…2010: Appeared in all 13 games and made one start at the strong-side linebacker position…Selected to the Freshman All-SEC Team…One of six true freshmen to play in every game in 2010…Contributed on Florida’s special teams on the kickoff, kickoff return and punt block units…Made 25 tackles…Made his first career start vs. Appalachian State and led the Gators with nine tackles (six solo) and a TFL.

Ranked a five-star prospect, the No. 1 defensive end and the No. 1 overall prospect by…Totaled 60 tackles and 13 sacks on defense and six touchdown receptions as a tight end during his junior season…Named a 2010 Parade High School All-American…Participated in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Selected to the 2009 EA Sports All-America first-team defense…Rated No. 11 on the Top 150 Dream Team by PrepStar Magazine…Totaled over 80 tackles, 13 sacks, 28 TFL on defense and averaged over 15 yards per catch on offense during his senior year…Nominated for U.S. Army Player of the Year Award…Clocked as low as 4.5 in the 40-yard dash…Chose Florida over Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Tennessee, UCLA and USC…Coached by Pete Duffy.