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Eric Powell
No. 91     Florida Tuskers
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: November 16, 1979 (1979-11-16) (age 30)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 284 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2004 for the Cologne Centurions
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     5.5
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     1
Stats at
Stats at

Eric Branford Powell (born November 16, 1979 in Orlando, Florida) is an American football defensive end for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Florida State.

Powell has also been a member of the Cologne Centurions, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and Houston Texans.


College career

After graduation from Jones High School in Orlando, Powell attended Southwest Mississippi Community College. While at Southwest, Powell was named the number one junior college defensive end in the country by ESPN the Magazine.[1] His success at Southwest led to a scholarship to play at Florida State. In Orlando, September, 2001, Powell was shot by a small caliber handgun. He did not sustain any life threatening injuries. He returned to Florida State to continue his academic and athletic career.

Professional career


Green Bay Packers

Powell was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2003. In 2004, he was allocated to NFL Europe and played for the Cologne Centurions.

Cologne Centurions

Powell was drafted by the Cologne Centurions in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Europe Free Agent Draft.

Florida Tuskers

Powell was drafted by the Florida Tuskers on the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009 and signed with the team on September 3.[2] He was released on September 29. He was originally re-signed as a practice squad player for the Tuskers; however, before the first game of the season the UFL abolished the practice squad and Powell became a member of the Tuskers' active roster.


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