Jesse Powell (American football)
|Date of birth:||April 14, 1947|
|Place of birth:||Matador, Texas|
|Date of death:||June 14, 2012 65)(aged|
|Place of death:||Lubbock, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Spur (TX)|
|College:||West Texas A&M|
|NFL Draft:||1969 / Round: 9 / Pick: 219|
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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.
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.
- "West Texan Powell, Member of Dolphins unbeaten champion, dies at 65". June 14, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012.