Jesse Powell (American football)

Jesse Powell
No. 56
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-04-14)April 14, 1947
Place of birth: Matador, Texas
Date of death: June 14, 2012(2012-06-14) (aged 65)
Place of death: Lubbock, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Spur (TX)
College: West Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 9 / Pick: 219
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Jesse Loy Powell (April 14, 1947 – June 14, 2012) was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He attended West Texas A&M. He played linebacker and special teams with the Miami Dolphins from 1969 to 1973.

Powell was a member of the Dolphins during their perfect season of 1972 when the team had a 17-0 combined record in the regular season and playoffs and won Super Bowl VII. Overall, Powell appeared in three Super Bowls.[1]

Following retirement from the NFL, Powell briefly worked in the food industry before working with State Farm Insurance for 35 years. He retired from that company on March 31, 2012.[1]

Powell died in a Texas hospital on June 14, 2012. His brother told a local news agency that the mechanism of death was cardiac arrest, but a formal cause of death had not been established.[1]


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