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Darius Powe
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Darius Powe 1250300
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
High School: Lakewood HS
Experience: 3 Letters

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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in 33 games with 11 starts over his first three seasons with the program, compiling career totals of 57 receptions, 693 yards receiving and three touchdown catches
► Ranks second among active Cal wide receivers in career games played and starts, while he is fourth among all active players in receptions and yards receiving, sixth in touchdown catches, seventh in all-purpose yards (688), and tied for ninth in total touchdowns (3) and points (18)
► Also has -4 yards rushing without a rushing attempt when he tried to pick up a fumble and advance it as a 2012 freshman against Washington and one kick return for -1 yard
► Registered a career-high 25 receptions as a 2013 sophomore, while his 328 yards receiving and 16.4 yards per catch average during his 2014 junior season were career bests and he has had a career-high-tying single touchdown reception in each of his three campaigns
► Has led Cal in receiving yards twice and receptions on one occasion
► Recorded a career-high 91 yards receiving vs. Sacramento State during his junior season to lead the team including a 60-yard touchdown reception from Luke Rubenzer that is the longest reception of his career
► Led the Bears with a career-high six receptions and 48 yards receiving as a 2012 freshman at Oregon State, while also recording the lone tackle of his career in the contest
Senior (2015)
► National honors candidate
► Listed in the No. 2 spot at the inside receiver ‘H’ position on the preseason depth chart
► Had two receptions for 16 yards in the spring game
Junior (2014)
► Played in 10 games with starts in each of the first three games before missing two contests due to injury and playing in the final seven games off the bench
► Totaled 20 receptions for a career-high 328 yards receiving and a career-high-tying single touchdown catch
► Ranked second on the team with an average of 16.4 yards per reception, while he was sixth in receiving yards per game (32.8), seventh in receiving yards and eighth in receptions
► Among conference and national leaders in yards per reception (No. 6 Pac-12, No. 54 NCAA)
► Had at least two receptions in each of the first six games he played in starting with a season-high four for 65 yards receiving including a 40-yard catch at Northwestern that is the second longest of his career and three for a career-high and team game-high 91 yards receiving and his lone score of the season on a career-long 60-yard catch that was the first career touchdown throw for Luke Rubenzer before adding multiple-reception games at Arizona (2-32), vs. Washington (3-45), vs. UCLA (3-40) and vs. Oregon (2-18)
► Extended his string of games with at least one catch to the first nine he played in with single receptions at Oregon State (12 yards), at USC (18 yards) and vs. Stanford (7 yards) before the string ended when he was held without a catch vs. BYU
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for April 28 – May 4, 2014
► Had one reception for 27 yards in the spring game
Sophomore (2013)
► Played in 12 games with four starts
► Recorded a career-high 25 receptions for 231 yards receiving while equaling a career best with one touchdown catch, ranking fifth on the team in yards receiving, tied for fifth with his single scoring catch and sixth in receptions
► Registered a season-high 50 yards receiving and his lone touchdown catch of the campaign on a season-long-tying 24-yard reception among a season-high-tying five grabs vs. USC, with the scoring catch on a flea-flicker with Daniel Lasco pitching back to Jared Goff before the completion to Powe
► Also had a season-high-tying five catches for 42 yards receiving vs. Washington State, while registering other receiving totals vs. Oregon State (3-33, season-long-tying 24-yard reception), vs. Portland State (3-32), vs. Ohio State (3-21), at Washington (2-25), vs. Northwestern (1-11), at UCLA (1-7), at Colorado (1-6) and vs. Arizona (1-4)
► Added one kick return for -1 yard at Colorado for a season total of 230 all-purpose yards
► Had a game-high four receptions for 47 yards receiving in the spring game

Freshman (2012)
► Played in 11 games with four starts, including each of the team’s final three contests
► Had 12 catches for 134 yards receiving and a career-high-tying one touchdown reception, with all but two receptions and 44 yards receiving coming over the final three games culminating with team game-highs of a career-high six receptions and a season-high 48 yards receiving at Oregon State after previous contests vs. Washington (3-2) and vs. Oregon (1-10, TD) when he scored his first collegiate touchdown
► Tied for third on the team with his single touchdown catch, while he was sixth in both receptions and yards receiving
► Made an acrobatic diving catch vs. Washington that ranked No. 4 on ESPN’s SportsCenter list of the day’s top plays, and also was also credited for minus-four yards rushing without an attempt when he picked up a fumble and tried to advance it
► Totaled 130 all-purpose yards with the loss of four yards rushing included
► Had two catches for 44 yards for the first stats of his career in the second career contest he played in at Ohio State, including a season-long 36-yard reception that tied for the seventh longest by a Cal player in 2012
► Made his first career start at Washington State but did not record any statistics
► HHHad the lone tackle of his career at Oregon State
► Listed as Cal’s No. 3 recruit and the No. 33 recruit in Pac-12, as well as the nation’s No. 25 wide receiver prior to the season according to Athlon
► Listed as the No. 39 freshman wide receiver in the nation by Phil Steele coming into the campaign

Lakewood HS (Class of 2012)
► Played in the Under Armour All-America Game following his 2011 All-American (Prepstar) senior season and caught three passes for 37 yards, while earning a mention by Rivals as running the “best routes” in the game and practices leading up to the contest
► Honored by 247Sports as being the third-best receiver during practices prior to the Under Armour All-America Game
► Had 36 receptions for 560 yards receiving and nine TD catches on offense during his senior campaign when he also added an All-Region nod by SuperPrep, while picking up 13 tackles, one interception and eight passes defended on defense
► Had the biggest numbers of his prep career as a 2010 junior when he hauled in 46 catches for 827 yards receiving and six TDs to earn third-team All-State honors from ESPN High School California as well as Moore League Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Southern Section and Long Beach Dream Team selections
► Added 38 tackles, two interceptions, two passes defended and six punt returns for 100 yards as a junior
► Caught 19 balls for 389 yards receiving and five TDs, while returning six punts for 229 yards and one score as a 2009 sophomore
► Team was a combined 17-6 over his last two seasons, 9-3 in Moore League games and made the postseason in both campaigns

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2012)
► A four-star recruit according to ESPN, MaxPreps, Prepstar, Rivals and 247Sports, while Scout gave him three stars
► Ranked as high as the nation’s No. 11 wide receiver by ESPN, while 247Sports had him at No. 18, MaxPreps at No. 23, Rivals at No. 35 and Scout at No. 105
► ESPN had him as its No. 66 player overall nationally, while he was also on lists by 247Sports (No. 140) and Rivals (No. 226)
► SuperPrep listed him at No. 39 overall among players from California/Hawaii/Nevada
► Rankings were as high as No. 8 overall among California players by ESPN, while 247Sports listed him at No. 18 and Rivals at No. 33
► Full name is Darius Dayvone Powe
► Born March 15, 1994
► Parents are Darius Powe and Alanecia Polk
► Major is African American studies

Powe's Career Game Highs
Rushing Yards: -4 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Long Rush: -4 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Receptions: 6 (at Oregon State, 2012)
Receiving Yards: 91 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Receiving TDs: 1 (three times, last vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Long Reception: 60TD (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Kick Returns: 1 (at Colorado, 2013)
Kick Return Yards: -1 (at Colorado, 2013)
Long Kick Return: -1 (at Colorado, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 91 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Tackles: 1 (at Oregon State, 2012)
Points: 6 (three times, last vs. Sacramento State, 2014)

Last Updated
May 29, 2015

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