He only played nine games this year, but that didn’t stop William Powell from hauling in his fair share of postseason awards.
The Kansas State senior returner/backup running back, who rushed for 249 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries and led the nation with a kickoff-return average of 34.6 yards, has been mentioned in all sorts of All-America teams lately.
Third team by Rivals.com. Fourth team by Phil Steele. Honorable mention by Sports Illustrated.
While nothing could make up for not being able to play the final three games, those honors certainly helped ease his pain after suffering a season-ending injury against Texas.
With a medical boot on his left foot, Powell discussed his roller-coaster season at length this week. Here are the highlights of that conversation:
How difficult was it to go through an injury like that when you were playing so well?
It was very devastating that I found out that I probably wouldn’t play anymore during the season, but I didn’t let it get to me the way people probably would think. I always say everything happens for a reason. I take the bad things and try to view them in a positive light. (more…)