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William
Powell
#29 Running Back
William
Powell
#29 Running Back
Height 5'8
Weight 210 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1988-03-09 (31)
Born Duncanville, TX
School Kansas State
Status AMER
Rushes 149
Yards 751
Touchdowns 10
Average 5.04

ACQUIRED: Signed with the Riders as a free agent in February 2019.

 

PRO: Powell signed with the Ottawa Redblacks in September 2015.  He previously signed with the Detroit Lions in September 2014, the Houston Texans in August 2014 and with the Philadelphia Eagles in July 2013.  He entered the NFL after signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in May, 2011. In 2018, Powell started in 16 regular-season games for the Redblacks.  He had 251 carries for 1,362 yards and six touchdowns, added 39 catches for 319 yards and two touchdowns and recorded six 100-yard rushing games. Powell started in the Eastern Final and had 21 carries for 86 yards and one reception for five yards. As a starter in the Grey Cup he had 16 carries for 94 yards and two receptions for eight yards. With all his success, he was named a 2018 East Division All-Star.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Made CFL debut September 26/15
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    COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Kansas State (2009-10)…played 15 career collegiate games…had 23 carries for 250 yards and four touchdowns…added one reception for five yards…spent two seasons at Navarro Junior College (2007-08).

    Seasons

    Rushing

    YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
    2015
    OTT 7 76 447 2 5.9 33
    2017
    OTT 12 173 1026 5 5.9 52
    2018
    OTT 16 251 1362 6 5.4 69
    2019
    SSK 12 149 751 10 5.0 42
    Total
    47 649 3586 23 5.5 69

    Receiving

    YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
    2015
    OTT 7 19 25 158 - 1 8.3 20
    2017
    OTT 12 32 45 242 195 1 7.6 18
    2018
    OTT 16 39 51 319 250 2 8.2 50
    2019
    SSK 12 26 33 195 126 1 7.5 18
    Total
    47 116 154 914 571 5 7.9 50

    Kickoff Returns

    YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
    2015
    OTT 7 13 266 20.50 36 0
    2017
    OTT 12 3 52 17.30 24 0
    2018
    OTT 16 0 0 0.00 0 0
    2019
    SSK 12 0 0 0.00 0 0
    Total
    47 16 318 19.9 36 0

    Game Log

    Rushing

    DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
    06-13
    1 HAM 20 104 1 5.2 18
    06-20
    2 OTT 11 45 1 4.1 9
    07-01
    3 TOR 15 77 0 5.1 16
    07-06
    4 CGY 14 50 0 3.6 10
    07-20
    6 BC 11 47 1 4.3 9
    07-27
    7 BC 21 146 3 7.0 42
    08-01
    8 HAM 15 51 1 3.4 10
    08-09
    9 MTL 4 7 0 1.8 4
    08-24
    11 OTT 11 70 2 6.4 23
    09-01
    12 WPG 8 59 0 7.4 15
    09-07
    13 WPG 4 1 0 0.3 6
    09-14
    14 MTL 15 94 1 6.3 19
    Total
    149 751 10 4.6 181

    Receiving

    DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
    06-13
    1 HAM 2 5 6 0 3.0 4
    06-20
    2 OTT 4 4 18 0 4.5 8
    07-01
    3 TOR 4 4 35 0 8.8 18
    07-06
    4 CGY 1 1 7 0 7.0 7
    07-20
    6 BC 1 3 8 0 8.0 8
    07-27
    7 BC 2 2 5 0 2.5 5
    08-01
    8 HAM 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
    08-09
    9 MTL 4 5 36 0 9.0 16
    08-24
    11 OTT 1 1 9 0 9.0 9
    09-01
    12 WPG 4 5 41 0 10.3 16
    09-07
    13 WPG 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
    09-14
    14 MTL 3 3 30 1 10.0 14
    Total
    26 33 195 1 7.2 105

    Kickoff Returns

    DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
    06-13
    1 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
    06-20
    2 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
    07-01
    3 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
    07-06
    4 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
    07-20
    6 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
    07-27
    7 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
    08-01
    8 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
    08-09
    9 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
    08-24
    11 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
    09-01
    12 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
    09-07
    13 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
    09-14
    14 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
    Total
    0 0 0.0 0 0