Tyvis Chansey Powell (born February 16, 1994) is an American football safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) He played college football at Ohio State.

 

 

Early years

Powell attended Bedford High School in Bedford, Ohio. He was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit and was scouted by several large NCAA Division I universities including, but not limited to: Michigan State, Minnesota, West Virginia and Ohio State. Immediately following the resignation of then-Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, Powell committed to Ohio State on June 1, 2011.[3]

College career

Following his verbal commitment to Ohio State in June 2011, Powell accepted an athletic scholarship to play for coach Urban Meyer's Buckeyes in the fall of 2012.

2012 season

Powell was redshirted in 2012 and did not play during the season. This would save his eligibility to begin play the following year.

2013 season

Powell began his collegiate career as a backup Safety to Corey Brown. Powell would appear in all 14 games with five starts as a redshirt freshman in 2013, including a starting appearance at Safety in the Orange Bowl.[11] He would conclude the season with 48 tackles and one interception.

2014 season

As a sophomore in 2014, he started all 15 games, recording 76 tackles and four interceptions. He was named the Defensive MVP of the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship victory over Oregon Ducks after he had a game-high nine tackles.[4][5]

2015 season

As a junior in 2015, Powell started all 13 games and had 71 tackles and three interceptions.After the season, he entered the 2016 NFL Draft[6][7]

College statistics

 Defense
YearTeamGPTacklesFor LossPasses DefIntFF
2013Ohio State13481.0210
2014Ohio State15762.0441
2015Ohio State13710.5330
College Totals 1953.5981

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Professional career

Powell was rated the 6th best Safety in the 2016 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[12]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWt40‑yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20‑ss3‑coneVert jumpBroadBP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
211 lb
(96 kg)
4.46 s1.59 s2.62 s4.25 s7.03 s34 12 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

Seattle Seahawks

Powell signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. He was released by the Seahawks on January 4, 2017.

Cleveland Browns

On February 6, 2017, Powell was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. He was waived by the Browns on June 9, 2017.

Indianapolis Colts

On June 12, 2017, Powell was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived/injured on September 2, 2017 and was placed on injured reserve. He was released on September 12, 2017.

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)

On September 19, 2017, Powell was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad. He was released on September 26, 2017 but re-signed a few days later. He was released on October 24, 2017.[3]

San Francisco 49ers

On November 1, 2017, Powell was signed to the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad.[3]