DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2016) – ETSU safety Ryan Powers (Jupiter, Fla.) will represent the Buccaneers in the 2016 FCS National Bowl, which will be played this Sunday, Dec. 4 at Daytona Beach Stadium. Sunday’s game is set to kickoff at 1:30 p.m., and will be streamed through AudibleSports.net.
Powers, a graduate student, started in 10 games for the Buccaneers this season, totaling 70 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups and one forced fumble. The Jupiter, Fla. native posted four double-digit tackle games, including a season-high 12 on Nov. 5 at Mercer. Powers led ETSU in tackles three times, which included a pair of 11-tackle games in wins over Kennesaw State and Cumberland.
Powers transferred to ETSU from Stetson where he recorded 221 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, one sack, nine interceptions, 16 pass breakups, five quarterback hurries, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 34 games for the Hatters.
Powers will play for the National Team, which is coached by Mike Stock. Each roster features 56 players.
ABOUT THE GAME
The FCS National Bowl is an annual post-season college football all-star game consisting of the top players from college football FCS schools. The inaugural FCS National Bowl was played in December 2014 at FIU Stadium and moved to Daytona Beach Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2016. The National Bowl and FCS Bowl all-star weekend for non-FBS schools has been the only games of its kind to attract numerous NFL and CFL scouts.
Players travel to the National Bowl weekend from as far as Texas, Arkansas, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, Utah, South Dakota and more. The FCS National Bowl and National Bowl Game are presented by East Preps LLC and founded by its owner Michael Quartey Esq., also a Professor of Sports Law at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA.
The rosters gives NFL/CFL scouts a chance to view and get to know some of the best players from FCS schools over the bowl weekend. The FCS National Bowl is coached by pro coaches and features coaches such as NFL Coach Mike Stock formerly of the Green Bay Packers. The game has been attended by scouts from the NFLs Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and has even seen scouting directors fly in. All 32 NFL teams receive and review the FCS National Bowl film as the game and practice film are distributed directly to all NFL teams by NFL Films.
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