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Sawyer Powell blows it up

Sawyer Powell

Washington linebacker Sawyer Powell was relatively unknown, that is until he attended a Nike SPARQ Combine and earned the number one SPARQ rating in the nation among all linebackers and seventh-best overall. Powell is rapidly becoming a hot commodity.

Growing up, Sawyer Powell loved to play football, but it was the other kind of football. He loved to play soccer, that is, until his father Eric stepped in with an effort to get his son more interested in the American version of football. "The first day I took him to football, when he was 10, he cried all the way," said Eric. "The coach looked at me like I was the worst dad ever. I told him he...

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