78 - Chris Powers
Chris Powers
Height: 6-2
Weight: 270
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Black Diamond, Wash.
High School: Tahoma HS '07
Position: OL
Experience: 1L*

2010: Named as a preseason second team All-Big Sky selection by the Phil Steele College Football Preview Magazine. Listed as a starter at center on EWU’s preseason depth chart.

2009: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors. He started all 12 games at center, making his starting debut against Western Oregon (9/5/09). He was the team’s offensive player of the week for his performance against California (9/12/09). He helped Eastern rank in the top 10 in four offensive categories in FCS, including passing (3rd, 321.3), total offense (4th, 462.2) and scoring (8th, 33.7).

2008: Played sparingly as a non-lettering squad member.

2007: Redshirted, but was unable to practice most of the year because of a shoulder injury.

HS: Graduated from Tahoma HS in 2007. Earned honorable mention 4A All-State honors as a defensive lineman from the Associated Press as selected by sports editors and writers. He also received 4A All-State first team honors as a defensive lineman from WashingtonPreps.com. Selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-Star football game. He was also named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. Powers was also selected to the Seattle Times “Star Times” All-Area team of players from King and Snohomish counties. The Tacoma News Tribune selected him to its All-Area squad as well. He was first team All-South Puget Sound League 4A North Division as both an offensive and defensive lineman. The league’s coaches also awarded him with the league’s Defensive Lineman of the Year honor. He was a three-year starter at defensive end for Tahoma, which was 10-0 before losing to Woodinville 14-0 in the first round of the State 4A Playoffs. He helped lead his team to back-to-back league titles. As a junior, he earned first team All-SPSL North Division honors as a defensive lineman. He also earned all-league honors as a sophomore.

Personal: Born 10/2/88 in Newport Beach, Calif. Will turn 22 the day Eastern plays Weber State. Professional accounting major.

 

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