Ronald Fredrick Powell Death: Florida Gators Basketball and Tampa Bay Buccaneers communities are mourning a former player who passed away tragically Monday. Florida Gators Alumni and ex-American football linebacker Ronald Fredrick Powell died early Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, according to the community. He was 32.
Ronald Fredrick Powell was pronounced dead following a medical emergency. The Moreno Valley, California native was a graduate of the University of Florida.
Powell was a former American football linebacker born on May 14, 1991. The 2014 NFL Draft saw him selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round. He was a football player for the Gators in college. While at Rancho Verde High School, Powell was a multi-sport athlete who played tight end, defensive end, and linebacker.
While averaging more than 15 yards per reception on offense in his final season, he recorded more than 80 tackles, 13 sacks, and 28 tackles for losses defensively. Parade, USA Today, and EA Sports all recognized him as an All-American while he was a high school player. He was chosen to participate in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was named Most Valuable Player.
Powell was the top prospect in the class of 2010 and was rated as a five-star college recruit by Rivals.com. Powell attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, on an athletic scholarship. From 2010 to 2013, he played football for the Florida Gators under coaches Urban Meyer and Will Muschamp.
In 2010, he started one game out of thirteen appearances as a freshman. He started 12 games as a sophomore for the Gators and established himself as a regular starter. During his injury-marred junior year, he suffered a double ACL tear—the first in the spring Orange and Blue game and the second while he was in rehabilitation. His 2012 season was cut short due to a medical redshirt. Powell had eight starts in thirteen games played in 2013.
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