Former NFL linebacker Ronald Powell — the No. 1-ranked highschool recruit within the 2010 class — has tragically died at 32 years previous.
Powell’s former faculty soccer teammate, Junior Galette, introduced the unhappy information on his X web page … saying he is heartbroken over the dying.
“I Love You Forever until we meet once more,” Galette wrote on the social media app on Monday evening. “An EXCELLENT FATHER. Respected Brother and a Loving Son.”
“I’m saddened to share with the remainder of the world that Ronald Powell Transitioned Earlier right this moment. REST IN POWER RONALD POWELL.”
Galette didn’t reveal a explanation for dying.
Powell began his soccer profession at Rancho Verde High School in California … taking part in defensive finish, linebacker and tight finish. In his senior yr, he logged 13 sacks and 28 tackles for losses … and have become a five-star faculty recruit who was ranked as the highest participant in his class.
The California native in the end dedicated the Florida Gators … although accidents — which included two torn ACLs — slowed his profession down. Still, he was in a position to log 11 sacks, two go deflections and a pressured fumble in three seasons.
In 2014, the New Orleans Saints chosen him within the NFL draft … however he solely went on to play in 14 video games.
Powell additionally recorded time within the Alliance of American Football in 2018 … taking part in for the Orlando Apollos.