Powe receives more post season honors
Ole Miss’ Jerrell Powe could be in line for an award-winning senior season after piling up the hardware this preseason, most recently first team All-SEC billing from both the Sporting News and Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook.
Powe, a defensive tackle, also earned preseason first team All-SEC accolades from the Birmingham News while grabbing All-America honors from four other media outlets. He has been named to watch lists for some of college football’s top awards, including the Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi Award.
A starter in 10 games last season, Powe helped lead a Rebel defense that topped the SEC and rank 11th nationally in TFLs and 14th in sacks. Ole Miss held the opposition under 300 yards of total offense seven times, including five SEC games, and ranked 15th in the nation in scoring defense.
Powe earned second Team All-SEC accolades and tied for eighth in the conference and the team lead in TFLs with 12.0. The Waynesboro, Miss., native also totaled 34 tackles, three sacks, two pressures and a forced fumble.
Powe will join fellow defensive lineman Kentrell Lockett, offensive tackle Bradley Sowell and head coach Houston Nutt in representing Ole Miss at the SEC Football Media Days. The Rebels’ session is July 23.