Powers, who played free safety for the Super Bowl champion Eagles, has been told he will be used at cornerback by the Continentals.
“They told me I’d be a field corner,” said Powers. “When the ball lines up on a hash mark, one side of the field is more wide open. I’ll be on the side with more space to cover. I’m always up for a challenge.”
Powers used to play hockey, but decided to run winter track to get faster for football. He is now doing the 100 and 200 for the outdoor track team.
“Track has really helped me get faster,” said Powers. “It also keeps me in shape. The Hamilton coaches told me I will get a program to follow for three weeks in a row, and then another one week max workout. It involves mostly lifting and plyometrics.”
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