A fifth-year player who was an integral part of the Terps special teams over his final two seasons ... also saw action as a reserve wideout as a junior and senior ... walked-on in 2002 ... has good quickness and reliable hands ... an Iron Terp with the sixth-highest strength index on the team ... posted a 525-pound squat in spring testing, highest among receivers.
2006 (Senior): Played in all 13 games as a reserve wideout and specials teams player ... recorded a career-high eight specials teams tackles on the season ... posted one stop each vs. WIlliam & Mary, Virginia and Purdue ... notched a career-best three stops vs. Wake Forest and forced the first fumble of his career ... had two tackles vs. Florida State ... earned the George C. Cook Memorial Award for the senior with the highest GPA.
2005 (Junior): Played in all 11 games, seeing action primarily on special teams ... recorded seven tackles (four solo) ... was in on a career-high two stops against Clemson and posted special teams tackles against Navy, Wake Forest, Temple, Boston College and NC State.
2004 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in one game ... did not record any statistics ... named offensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice in the week leading up to the Clemson game.
2003 (Sophomore): Redshirt season.
High School: A one-year letterwinner at Annapolis High School in Annapolis, Md. ... transferred to Annapolis after spending two years as a prep in Canada, playing football, rugby and volleyball ... played tight end and linebacker in high school ... lettered in wrestling at AHS as well ... high school coach was Roy Brown.
Personal: Gregory Powell was born March 19, 1984 in Annapolis ... son of Dawn and Dean Powell ... uncle, Alan Pastrana, played football for Maryland in the late `60s and later for the Denver Broncos .... cousin is professional motocross rider and X Games gold medalist, Travis Pastrana ... a kinesiology major ... lists bull riding and triathlons as activities in which he has participated.
Powell's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2004 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2005 11-0 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2006 13-0 5 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 Career 25-0 9 6 15 0 0 1 0 0 0