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82 - Cory Powers
Cory Powers
Birth Date: April 20, 1987
Height: 6-5
Weight: 245
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Auburndale, Fla.
High School: Auburndale
Previous College: UAB
Position: TE
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Cory boasts a combination of size and strength to make him a prototypical tight end...effective blocker...runs good routes, giving Tech an added weapon on offense...enrolled at Tech in January 2009 after transferring from UAB...participated in the spring drills before embarking on his Golden Eagle playing career last season...a primary reasons that the tight end position could become a bigger piece of the offense for the Golden Eagles...excellent hands and can be a dangerous receiver...working hard in the weight room to improve his strength...also working to become a better blocker.

AT TECH - (In 2009): Cory lined up at tight end in 10 games in his first season as a Golden Eagle...caught one pass for five yards...did an outstanding job blocking.

AT UAB: Cory was a redshirt in 2007 and was on the Blazer roster in 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way starter for three seasons at Auburndale (Fla.) High School as a tight end and defensive end...rated a two-star prospect out of high school by Rivals.com...named third-team Class 4-A All-State as a senior at Auburndale...also chosen first-team all-district by the Lakeland Ledger, and first-team all-county.

PERSONAL: The son of Brenda Powers and Steve Powers...full name is Cory Steven Powers...born April 20, 1987...majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.