Has been selected as a team captain for the 2015 season.
Sophomore (2014): Was selected by his teammates as a team captain for the 2014 season ... Finished third on the team with 76 tackles ... Had 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... Tied for second on the team with four interceptions ... Was credited with two fumble recoveries ... Was third on the team with 10 total passes defended ... Had four QB hurries and blocked one kick, that coming against Warner in the season-opener ... Had a season-high 13 tackles in the game against Mercer ... Also had 12 tackles in the win at Campbell ... Sealed that victory with an interception on the goal line in the closing seconds of play ... Had two interceptions in the win at Davidson and had 65 yards on returns ... Returned a failed PAT attempt at Birmingham-Southern for a defensive conversion ... Was named team defensive player of the week for his performances against San Diego and Davidson ... Was selected as team Special Teams Player of the Week three times ... Also earned the team "Big Hit" award for a play against Butler ... Was an honorable mention All=PFL selection ... Was named to the 2014 PFL Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman (2013): Started all 11 games for the Hatters at safety ... Finished second on the team with 82 total tackles, including 56 solo stops ... Was credited with three tackles for loss ... Had a pair of interceptions, one he returned 23 yards at Marist (10/26) ... Tied for second on the team with nine pass breakups ... Led the nation with six forced fumbles ... Was named Pioneer League co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Jacksonville (11/16) which included blocking a punt for a 28-yard touchdown ... He also had nine solo tackles and forced two fumbles in the game ... Had a season-high 10 tackles in the game against Birmingham-Southern (9/21) ... Had nine tackles in a game four times and eight tackles in a game two other times ... Was seleected by Phil Steele Publications as a third team Freshman All-American.
High School: Played football and lacrosse at Jupiter Christian before spending a post-graduate year playing both sports at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH ... Helped Jupiter Christian to a pair of state titles (2009-10) ... Was a second team All-County and All-Area pick as a junior ... Earned first team All-County, All-Area and All-State as a senior, recording 121 tackles with two interceptions and nine pass breakups ... Earned first team All-New England in lacrosse and football as a post-graduate, earning Northern New England Player of the Year honors in lacrosee ... Was an All-American and first team All-State as a senior in lacrosse.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Patrick Powers ... Was born on April 22, 1993, in Jupiter ... Is the son of Colleen and William Powers ... Has one brother, William, and one sister, Lindsey ... His brother is a senior running back at Princeton ... Is a General Business major.