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Shaquille Powell
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Shaquille Powell 816634
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Bishop Gorman


















CAREER: Lettered four seasons (2012-13-14-15) ... three-time Academic All-ACC selection (2013-14-15) … in 52 career games (22 starts), rushed 349 times for 1,597 yards (4.58) and seven TDs, caught 62 passes for 460 yards (7.42) and 4 TDs, and returned seven kickoffs for 131 yards (18.71) … amassed 2,188 all-purpose yards … rushed for 50+ yards 12 times including a career-high 117 yards on 29 attempts versus Arizona State in 2014 in the Hyundai Sun Bowl … became the 19th player in Duke history to reach the 1,500-yard rushing plateau ... scored a career-high three TDs against No. 20 Georgia Tech in 2015 ... hauled in two or more passes in 16 contests with a career-high seven receptions against Northwestern in 2015 ... set Duke bowl game record for rushing attempts with 29 carries versus Arizona State in the 2014 Hyundai Sun Bowl … lost one fumble in 418 career touches ... credited with 24 tackles on special teams … on the field for 1,782 total snaps.

2015: Academic All-ACC selection … recipient of the Bob Pascal Award as Duke’s most outstanding offensive back … played in all 13 games with 11 starts … rushed 125 times for 542 yards (4.34) and three TDs … caught 35 passes for 212 yards (6.06) and two TDs … did not lose a fumble in 160 total touches ... finished second on the team in rushing yards and third in both pass receptions and all-purpose yardage (754) … was tied for fourth on the squad in scoring with 30 points … part of a rushing attack that ranked fifth in the ACC and averaged 192.92 yards per game, marking Duke’s highest total since 1977 … member of a Duke run game that led the ACC with four players with 400+ yards on the ground … rushed for 45+ yards in five games including a season-high 98 yards on 13 carries at North Carolina … had 88 yards against Georgia Tech and 71 yards versus both N.C. Central and Northwestern … had 3+ pass receptions in eight weeks including a season-high seven catches versus Northwestern … logged 20+ receiving yards in seven contests including a season-high 39 yards against Northwestern … scored a career-high three TDs, all on the ground, versus Georgia Tech … receiving TDs came against Tulane and N.C. Central … in the 44-41 overtime win over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, posted four tackles on special teams and caused one fumble in punt coverage, a turnover which led to a Duke touchdown … credited for eight tackles on special teams ... on the field for 625 snaps. 

2014: Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the program’s Frances Cutcliffe Spirit of Perseverance Award, an honor presented annually to the player who best displays the toughness and perseverance to overcome challenges and continue to strive for victory ... played in 12 games with 11 starting assignments ... missed the Georgia Tech game due to injury ... rushed 134 times for 618 yards (4.61) and two TDs while catching 18 passes for 154 yards (8.56) and one TD ... returned one kickoff for 15 yards (15.00) ... did not lose a fumble in 153 total touches ... led Duke in rushing yardage, spearheading an offensive unit that boasted three backs with 400+ yards and five players with 2+ rushing TDs ... gained 25+ rushing yards in 10 games including a season-high 117 yards on 29 carries against Arizona State in the Hyundai Sun Bowl ... against the Sun Devils, established Duke bowl game record for rushing attempts while the rushing yardage total marked the third-highest bowl game performance in school history, trailing only outings by Steve Lach (124 yards vs. Oregon State in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1942) and George Clark (123 yards vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1945) ... other top outings came against Miami (8-58), Virginia (11-68), Syracuse (17-68) and Wake Forest (16-63) ... scored single-game rushing TDs versus Elon and Miami ... with Shaun Wilson (598), formed the 13th duo in Duke history to post 500+ rushing yards each in a single season ... had 2+ pass receptions in five games including a season-high four catches at Pittsburgh ... logged a season-high 52 receiving yards including lone TD grab against Arizona State ... lone kickoff return of the season covered 15 yards at Syracuse ... credited for two tackles on special teams ... on the field for 442 total snaps.

2013: Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the program’s Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award which is presented annually to one offensive player, one defensive player, and one player in the developmental program for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... played in all 14 games ... rushed 62 times for 344 (5.55) yards and two TDs while catching eight passes for 90 yards (11.25) and one TD ... returned six kickoffs for 116 yards (19.33) ... had 25+ rushing yards in seven games including a season-high 59 yards on seven attempts in the win over Miami ... added a 33-yard TD run against the Hurricanes, a jaunt that came on 4th-and-1 with Duke ahead, 38-30, with less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth period ... earlier in the contest, hauled in a 22-yard TD pass from Brandon Connette to give Duke a 17-14 lead in the second quarter ... first collegiate TD came on a 7-yard run against Navy ... rushed nine times for a team-high 57 yards in the win at North Carolina as Duke clinched the ACC Coastal Division championship with a 27-25 victory ... had eight carries for a team-leading 44 yards in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game versus Florida State ... credited for eight tackles on special teams ... on the field for 444 snaps.

2012: Played in all 13 games ... rushed 28 times for 93 yards (3.32) while catching one pass for four yards (4.00) ... season bests of 10 attempts and 38 yards came versus Clemson ... credited for six tackles on special teams ... on the field for 271 total snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Bishop Gorman under coach Tony Sanchez ... helped Bishop Gorman to a three-year record of 42-4 with three Nevada 4A state championships ... listed as the No. 6 all-purpose running back in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 12 all-purpose running back in the nation by 247Sports.com ... selected to the 2012 PARADE All-America team ... honorable mention All-America selection by SI.com as a senior ... named Nevada’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011 ... selected as the 2011 Nevada 4A Player of the Year by the Las Vegas Review-Journal ... as a senior, rushed for 2,458 yards with 44 total TDs (40 rushing) as Bishop Gorman went 15-1, captured its third consecutive state title and closed the year ranked No. 5 in the final USA Today national poll ... despite missing five games due to injury, rushed for 1,394 yards and 17 TDs in junior campaign ... scored four TDs while topping the 100-yard barrier on the ground in Bishop Gorman’s 72-28 win over Reed High School in the Nevada state 4A championship game on December 3, 2011 ... rushed for 1,555 yards and 29 TDs as a sophomore ... for prep career, rushed 473 times for 5,407 yards, averaging 11.4 yards per attempt, with 94 total TDs ... three-time all-state selection ... also lettered in track and field.

PERSONAL: Son of Skarlet Forwood ... cousin, Sultan Abdul-Malik, lettered four seasons (1997-98-99-00) as a defensive end and linebacker at Southern California ... cousin, J.P. Howell, lettered two seasons (2003-04) in baseball at Texas, twice earned All-America honors as a pitcher while helping the Longhorns to an 108-35 two-year record with two appearances in the College World Series, was a first round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals in the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and helped the Tampa Bay Rays to the 2008 American League championship ... high school teammate of current Duke wide receiver Ryan Smith ... born December 31, 1993 ... graduated in December, 2015 with a degree in psychology while minoring in evolutionary anthropology.

Shaquille Powell's Career Rushing Stats
Year G/GS Rush Yards Avg. TD Lg
2012  13/0  28  93  3.32  0  8
2013 14/0 62 344 5.55 2 33
2014 12/11 134 618 4.61 2 17
2015 13/11 125 542 4.34 3 30
Total 52/22 349 1,597 4.58 7 33

Shaquille Powell's Career Receiving Stats
Year G/GS Rec Yards Avg. TD Lg
2012  13/0  1  4  4.00  0  4
2013 14/0 8 90 11.25 1 40
2014 12/11 18 154 8.56 1 32
2015 13/11 35 212 6.06 2 24
Total 52/22 62 460 7.42 4 40

2012 Game Log
Opponent Rush Yds Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD
FIU  1  4  4  0  0  0  0  0
Stanford  2  2  2  0  0  0  0  0
N.C. Central  6  18  8  0  0  0  0  0
Memphis  2  6  4  0  0  0  0  0
Wake Forest  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia Tech  2  13  8  0  0  0  0  0
North Carolina  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Florida State  5  12  5  0  0  0  0  0
Clemson  10  38  7  0  1  4  4  0
Georgia Tech  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Miami  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Cincinnati  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

2013 Game Log
Opponent Rush Yds Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD
N.C. Central  9  47  11  0  0  0  0  0
Memphis  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Georgia Tech  2  9  6  0  0  0  0  0
Pitt  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Troy  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Navy  3  27  11  1  0  0  0  0
Virginia  6  38  24  0  1  4  4  0
Virginia Tech  1  0  0  0  1  40  40  0
NC State  9  35  11  0  1  4  4  0
Miami  7  59  33  1  2  23  22  1
Wake Forest  6  21  10  0  2  14  12  0
North Carolina  9  57  16  0  0  0  0  0
Florida State  8  44  21  0  1  5  5  0
Texas A&M  2  7  7  0  0  0  0  0

2014 Game Log
Opponent Rush Yds Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD
Elon  11  54  11  1  1  9  9  0
Troy  11  46  11  0  2  21  12  0
Kansas  6  22  8  0  1  6  6  0
Tulane  5  20  9  0  1  2  2  0
Miami  8  58  17  1  3  12  8  0
Georgia Tech    -DNP-            
Virginia  11  68  13  0  0  0  0  0
Pitt  5  40  12  0  4  24  14  0
Syracuse  17  68  13  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia Tech  11  34  13  0  2  14  10  0
North Carolina  4  28  10  0  0  0  0  0
Wake Forest  16  63  14  0  1  14  14  0
Arizona State  29  117  9  0  3  52  32  1

2015 Game Log
Opponent Rush Yds Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD
Tulane  7  24  5  0  3  20  11  1
NC Central  16  71  14  0  3  21  24  1
Northwestern  9  71  30  0  7  39  16  0
Georgia Tech  14  88  30  3  2  6  6  0
Boston College  14  18  8  0  0  0  0  0
Army  8  30  6  0  4  22  13  0
Virginia Tech  7  15  6  0  0  0  0  0
Miami  10  34  8  0  4  21  7  0
North Carolina  13  98  16  0  3  31  14  0
Pitt  6  25  11  0  5  34  22  0
Virginia  3  14  8  0  0  0  0  0
Wake Forest  15  46  6  0  1  1  1  0
Indiana  3  8  7  0  3  17  9  0
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