2016: Powell, who moved from outside linebacker to inside linebacker in the spring of 2016, will battle to get into the rotation as a senior in 2016. He also figures to star on special teams.
2015: Powell was a backup outside linebacker and played on special teams as a junior in 2015. Overall in 2015 while appearing in 13 games (all but Arkansas State), he had 12 tackles and a forced fumble. He had 4 tackles against Idaho, 2 at Arizona State (with a forced fumble that USC recovered) and 1 each against Stanford, California, Arizona, Oregon, Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and Wisconsin.
2014: Powell served as a backup outside linebacker and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2014. He won USC’s Special Teams Player of the Year Award. Overall in 2014 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 13 tackles, including 2 for losses (with a sack). He had 1 tackle each against Boston College, Arizona State and Arizona, then had 4 tackles against Colorado. He then had 2 tackles (1 for a loss) at Washington State, 2 tackles (including a sack) against California and 1 stop each against UCLA and Notre Dame.
2013: Powell had a solid showing as a backup linebacker and played on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2013. Overall in 2013 while appearing in all 14 games, he had 20 tackles, including 2 for losses of 7 yards (with a 6-yard sack). He had 2 tackles at Hawaii, 3 tackles (including 2 for losses, with a sack) against Boston College and then a tackle each against Arizona State, Notre Dame, Utah and Oregon State. He added 7 tackles at California and 3 at Colorado, then 1 against Fresno State.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2012 honors included Prep Star All-American, ESPN 150 and Dayton Beach News-Journal All-Area first team as a senior defensive end at Mainland High in Daytona Beach (Fla.). He had 102 tackles, 37 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in 2012.
As a 2011 junior, he made Max Preps Junior All-American second team, All-Central Florida and Daytona Beach News-Journal All-Area first team as he had 104 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 2 defensive touchdowns.
PERSONAL: He is a sociology major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH QUINTON POWELL