|| Will Powers
AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior who will see most of his time at the "sam" linebacker position working with Alex Debniak...will also be a factor on special teams...intelligent, reliable performer who has a solid understanding of the system...pass rushing skills will allow him to be used in nickel situations as a down pass rusher.
2008 (SENIOR): Earned first team All-Pac-10 Conference academic honors...appeared in all 12 games and started the last two games of the season against USC and California...finished with 10 total tackles, including five solo efforts...was a valuable contributor on Stanford's special team's units.
2007 (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 12 games and was credited with one assisted tackle.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 11 games and made four starts...started the season opener at Oregon and made his other three starts in consecutive games against UCLA, Notre Dame and Arizona...finished with 17 tackles, including eight solo...also had 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-10 yards) and one sack...had a career-best six tackles against Arizona...registered one tackle-for-loss against UCLA (sack) and USC...honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from nearby Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., where he was a consensus prep All-American...recognized as one of the nation's top recruits and rated among the best defensive end prospects in the country following his senior season...earned All-American honors by SuperPrep and PrepStar...named the Far West Defensive Player of the Year by SuperPrep...named the San Jose Mercury-News Central Coast Section Player of the Year...first team All-West Catholic Athletic League choice and earned league co-MVP honors as a senior...first team Long Beach Press Telegram Best in the West selection...recorded 75 tackles and seven sacks as a defensive end...also played tight end on offense...earned all-San Mateo County honors on both sides of the ball...named the WCAL's Sophomore of the Year after starting at both tight end and defensive end...also played basketball for three years, helping Serra to league, section and NorCal titles before losing in the state Division I championship game in 2005...CCS Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Wendy's Heisman Scholar-Athlete nominee as a senior...majoring in classics (sociology minor).
POWERS' CAREER STATISTICS
Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS
2006 11-4 8 9 17 1.0-7 2.0-10 0-0
2007 12-0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 12-2 5 5 10 0-0 0-0 0-0
Totals 35-6 13 15 28 1.0-7 2.0-10 0-0
Powers' Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Arizona, Oct. 14, 2006
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, twice; last vs. USC, Nov. 4, 2006
Sacks: 1.0 at UCLA, Sept. 30, 2006