2006: Powdrell was switched to fullback from linebacker prior to 2006 spring practice and will serve as a backup there as a senior in 2006.
2005: Powdrell was a reserve linebacker (available in the middle or outside) and played on special teams as a junior in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing in 11 games (all but Hawaii and Arkansas), he made 10 tackles, including 1 for a loss of 5 yards, and also had a deflection. He had to sit out USC's first 2 games of 2005, per the NCAA, in order to get a redshirt year out of 2004 (when he played just briefly in the 2004 opener). He had 5 tackles against Stanford and 3 at Washington.
2004: Powdrell, a junior reserve linebacker who transferred to USC in the fall of 2004 from a junior college, saw brief action in the 2004 opener against Virginia Tech on special teams (he did not make a tackle). But he did not see any further action in 2004 and, after petitioning the NCAA, was allowed to redshirt if he sat out the first 2 games of 2005.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was named a 2003 J.C. Grid-Wire All-American first team, Super Prep JUCO 100, JC Athletic Bureau All-Region IV and All-Mission Conference National Division first team honoree as a sophomore linebacker and short-yardage fullback at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo (Calif.). He recorded 83 tackles, 3 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles in 2003. As a freshman in 2002, he had 107 tackles and 4 interceptions. Current Trojan Mike Davis also attended Saddleback. He originally signed with Fresno State, but did not qualify for admission.
HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High, where as a senior linebacker and fullback in 2001 he was a Super Prep All-Farwest, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division II Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Los Angeles Times All-Orange County, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-League MVP selection. He had 98 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 9 deflections and 1 fumble recovery on defense and ran for 494 yards and 8 TDs on offense in 2001. Mission Viejo was 14-0 and won the CIF Division II title in 2001. As a junior in 2000, he posted 87 tackles, 4 sacks and 1 interception. Current Trojans Drew Radovich and Mark Sanchez also prepped at Mission Viejo.
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH RYAN POWDRELL