23  Fred Powell
Fred Powell


Kingsport, TN

High School:
Dobyns-Bennett HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 193

Defensive Back


Worked as the Tigers? free safety in the fall of 1999 but was moved back his strong safety spot in the spring ... Had four tackles and a fumble recovery in the first scrimmage of the spring ...

1999: Was the Tigers? starter at free safety in 1999 ... Finished the season as the team?s fourth leading tackler ... Was credited with 70 total tackles including 30 solo stops ... Led the defense in pass interceptions and in interception return yardage ... Registered three interceptions which he returned for a total of 54 yards ... Also had one fumble recovery ... Had four tackles and a fumble recovery in the season opener against Ole Miss ... Registered a new career high nine tackles in the Mississippi State game ... Posted seven tackles and his first interception of the season in the win over Arkansas State ... Returned the interception for 23 yards ... Logged an interception of a Tee Martin pass in the Tennessee game and returned it 21 yards to set up a field goal ... Registered eight tackles in the Louisville game and six in the UAB victory ... Set a new personal best in the Louisville game with 15 total tackles ... Recorded six tackles and his third interception in the win over Tulane ... Returned the interception 10 yards ... A returning two-year letterman in 1999 who has played on both sides of the ball ... Played both running back and defensive back as a freshman but spent the 1998 season at defensive back ... Entered the fall as the starter at free safety ...

1998: A defensive back who appeared in all 11 games of the 1998 campaign ... Lettered as a corner and as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Had two tackles in the season opener against Ole Miss ... Recorded a season high three stops and one pass breakup in the Houston game ... Finished the season with 12 total tackles including 11 solo tackles ... Was named the Special Teams Player of the Game for the Arkansas State contest ... A two-way performer in the fall ... Played both tailback and defensive back last season ... Received the Bronco Nagurski Award at the football banquet ... Finished the spring with nine tackles in scrimmages ...

1997: A true freshman who worked as both an offensive and defensive player ... Came to the Tigers as a defensive back but was moved to tailback after injuries to Gerard Arnold and Teofilo Riley in the preseason ... Started the UAB game as the number one tailback ... Had 13 carries for 58 yards in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Was the team's fourth leading rusher in 1997 with 24 carries for 72 yards ... Averaged 3.0 yards per carry ... Was moved back to cornerback after Arnold and Riley returned to practice ... Participated in seven of the 11 games ... Was credited with two tackles defensively ... Registered two tackles as a member of the Tiger special teams ...

Prep: Was named to the Tennessee Sportswriters 5A All-State team (1st team) as an all-around athlete ... Was named to the Associated Press 5A All-State team as a defensive back ... Named to the All-Tennessee 5A Team in 1996 (1st team) as a defensive back ... Was named the Big East Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year in 1996 ... Is the only player ever to be named both the offensive and defensive player of the year in the Big East Conference ... Rushed for 1,200 yards on 176 attempts in 1996 and scored 12 rushing touchdowns ... Had two pass receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown ... Scored 80 points on the season to lead Dobyns-Bennett High ... Tallied five pass interceptions, one fumble recovery and 82 tackles in 1996 ... Rushed for 230 yards and scored four touchdowns in the first half of the 1996 Maryville game ... Was named to the All-Tennessee 5A Team (3rd) in 1995 as a defensive back ... Rushed for 862 yards and ten touchdowns on 95 carries in 1995 ... As a defensive back registered 71 tackles and four pass interceptions ... Had 2,100 career rushing yards, 160 tackles and 13 pass interceptions ... Played for coach Graham Clark at Dobyns-Bennett High School ...

Born: 1/27/79.


TacklesG/S UT AT Tot. FR Int TFLSack

Most Tackles/Game: 15 vs Louisville ('99)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs Louisville ('99)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 9 vs Louisville ('99)
Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Missouri ('99)
Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Ole Miss ('99)
Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 three times

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