Data Scout Notes: 2013: NAC/NAM...P3rdC-DE&OLB/P3rdM/DS#4PSTeamProspect-RRang...2012: 09-08-12 - (+) Knee/spring 2012 INJ, out for 2012...NA/INJ...2011: #9SoOLB...2011: NA
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01/06/14 - UF's Ronald Powell to Declare for 2014 NFL Draft...“I want to thank the entire Gator Nation for making a kid from California a part of their family,” said Powell. “It’s hard to put into words what this whole experience has been for me. I’ve had so many opportunities and met so many people. All of them have been supportive and helpful in my time here. Because of that, I’ve had a chance to grow and mature into the man I am today and the man I am going to become in the future. This hasn’t been an easy decision because this is a tough place to walk away from - but really you never walk away from being a Gator. I never thought it would be this hard to make this decision – most people think it’s easy – go for the money. It’s hard to leave my brothers behind, but we’ve shared so much more than our time on the field. We’ve lived our lives together and we are truly a family.
This place has so many memories that I will carry forever and I will never forget my coaches, teammates, trainers, strength staff, professors and the entire support staff that helped me during my time here. I wouldn’t trade anything I’ve experienced because they have all helped me grow. I will miss running out of the tunnel into The Swamp and all of the tradition and great rivalries. It has been an honor to be a part of Gator history and I will always represent The Gator Nation and bleed Orange and Blue. Thanks again to everyone and much love for The Gator Nation. Once a Gator, Always a Gator! Go Gators!” Powell is the third Gator to declare early for the 2014 Draft – joining defensive backs Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson. - Florida Gators football
01/06/14 - UF's Ronald Powell to Declare for 2014 NFL Draft...University of Florida defensive lineman/linebacker Ronald Powell announced on Monday that he will forego his final year of eligibility with the Gators’ football program and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. “Ronald has informed me that he has made a decision to declare for the NFL Draft,” said head coach Will Muschamp. “This hasn’t been an easy decision for him. I talked to him several times over the Holidays, but it was important for him to come back and look me in the eye and tell me what he wanted to do and why he wanted to do it. It’s one of the great experiences as a coach to watch young players mature. It’s been well documented the hardships he has had to overcome and he has always kept a positive attitude. I wish him the best of luck and, as I’ve said before, I encouraged him to return to get his degree.”
Powell, who missed the 2012 season due to injury, returned to full strength in 2013 and played in 11 games with eight starts. He led the team with four sacks and had eight quarterback hurries and was second on the team with seven tackles-for-loss. In his career with the Gators, Powell totaled 84 tackles with 19 tackles-for-loss and 11 sacks. - Florida Gators football
09/13/13 - LB/DE Ronald Powell is coming back nicely after a pair of torn ACL injuries sidelined him for the entire 2012 season. Powell recorded his second sack of the season against Miami and had three tackles for loss. Overall, Florida's defense had eight tackles for loss against Miami. - The Sports Xchange
09/07/13 - Penalties continue to be a concern for Florida heading into Saturday's game at Miami. The Gators were flagged eight times for 60 yards against Toledo, including a holding penalty by WR Quinton Dunbar that negated a TD run by Solomon Patton on a reverse play. Of Florida's eight penalties, four came on defense, including three offsides penalties. Florida LB Ronald Powell was whistled for one of the offsides penalties. "We've got to eliminate it from me to the next guy," Powell said. "We can't be the best team defense we can be if we make dumb mistakes like that. I'm responsible for it." - The Sports Xchange
09/01/13 - Former No. 1 overall recruit Ronald Powell returned from injury for Florida and looked very explosive. Powell had a sack and three QB hurries as the Gators handled Toledo. The Rockets are a good MAC team and have talent on offense, but Florida -- led by Powell and DT Dom Easley -- limited them to only 1 for 13 on third-down conversions. Bernard Reedy, the talented Toledo WR who called out the Gators, managed only 50 yards on seven catches. Next up for Florida is an explosive Miami offense featuring strong-armed Stephen Morris and the great Duke Johnson. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com