Former NFL linebacker Ronald Powell passes away at 32

Ronald Powell former New Orleans Saints linebacker died on Monday at the age of 32, the NFL Association announced Tuesday. The cause of death is not revealed.

The NFL Players Association wrote in its post “Today we mourn the loss of Ronald Powell – a father, a brother, and a son who was loved and cherished by so many. We send comfort to all those who knew Ronald”.

He was born on 14 May 1991 in Riverside, California. Ronald Powell started his football career at Rancho Verde High School in California, where he was a 5-star recruit and top of his class. After completing his graduation, he committed himself to the Florida Gators. He played three seasons for the Gators from 2010 to 2013. Powell sat out the 2012 season with a torn ACL. He was picked up by the Saints in the 2014 NFL fifth round and played 14 games for the team.

Chicago Bears signed him in September 2016 for their practice squad, three months later he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks for their practice squad. But he never played a down for either of the teams. He signed with the Orlando Apollos before the 2019 season but was waived before the Alliance of American Football ceased operations.

Powell’s death is being deeply mourned in the football world and his contribution will always be remembered by his fans. On social media after his death, many tributes poured in for him, and prayers are being offered to God.

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