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Darius Powe
Player Profile:
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

Powe was a steady and consistent performer throughout his four-year career who had a breakout season as a 2015 senior when he recorded a significant portion of his career totals of 104 receptions, 1253 yards receiving and 11 touchdown catches. Powe had career highs of 47 receptions, 560 yards receiving and eight touchdown catches in his senior campaign with the eight scoring grabs tied for the eighth-best single-season in school history.

After Cal

  • Expected to participate at the 2016 Cal Pro Day on March 18

Cal Career (2012-15)

  • Played in 46 games with 21 starts over his four seasons with the program, compiling career totals of 104 receptions, 1253 yards receiving and 11 touchdown catches for a total of 66 points
  • Totaled 1,248 all-purpose yards, losing four on one rush and one on one kickoff return in all-purpose yards (688)
  • Registered career highs of 47 receptions, 560 yards receiving and eight touchdown catches as a 2015 senior, while his 16.4 yards per catch average during his 2014 junior season was a career best
  • His eight touchdown catches as a senior are tied for eighth on Cal's all-time single-season list
  • Had five touchdown receptions in his final four games after picking up six in his first 42
  • Caught at least one pass in his final 13 games, 35 of his last 38 and 36 of 46 total
  • Led or co-led Cal in receptions three times and yards receiving twice
  • Recorded a career-high 91 yards receiving vs. Sacramento State during his 2014 junior season including a 60-yard touchdown reception from Luke Rubenzer that was the longest reception of his career
  • Posted a career-high seven catches for 74 yards as a 2015 senior at Stanford
  • Had a career-high two touchdown receptions for the lone time in his career in his final collegiate game as a senior against Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
  • Recovered an on-side kick as a senior against Washington State
  • Recorded one tackle both as a sophomore against Oregon State and a senior vs. San Diego State

Senior (2015)

  • Capped his collegiate career with career highs of 47 receptions, 560 yards receiving and eight touchdown catches playing in all 13 games with 10 starts, ranking second on the team behind Kenny Lawler in both receptions and touchdown catches, tied for third in points (48) and fourth in yards receiving 
  • Tied for seventh in the Pac-12 and tied for 37 nationally with his eight touchdown grabs that are also tied for eighth on Cal's all-time single-season 
  • Started each of the team's final eight contests
  • Helped Cal to an 8-5 record and a victory in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl for the Golden Bears' first winning record and bowl appearance since 2011 as well as first bowl win since 2008
  • Established a career-high for receptions when he co-led the team with seven catches for 74 yards and one touchdown at Stanford
  • Had the lone two-touchdown catch game of his career in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl against Air Force among four catches for 70 yards
  • Had five touchdown catches over the last four games with one each vs. Oregon State (3-41), at Stanford and in the regular-season finale vs. Arizona State (2-60) before the pair against Air Force
  • Had a season-long 49-yard catch for a key touchdown in the fourth quarter against Arizona State to give Cal a late 45-39 lead in a game the Bears eventually won 48-46
  • Picked up six catches for a season-high 79 yards at Washington
  • Had at least one catch in all 13 games for the first time in his career with other receiving numbers coming at UCLA (4-42, TD), at Oregon (4-46), vs. Washington State (4-35), at Texas (4-31), at USC (3-43), at Utah (2-18), vs. San Diego State (2-12, TD), vs. Grambling 
  • Part of a group that made Cal the first college football team in recorded history in the same season to have six receivers with 40 or more catches – Kenny Lawler (52-648, 13 TD), Powe (47-560, 8 TD), Bryce Treggs (45-956, 7 TD), Stephen Anderson (41-474, 2 TD), Trevor Davis (40-672, 2 TD) and Maurice Harris (40-558, 6 TD) – in addition to three 500-yard rushers – Khalfani Muhammad (87-586, 1 TD), Vic Enwere (106-505, 8 TD) and Tre Watson (89-504, 3 TD)
  • Recovered an onside kick against Washington State that was the season's only onside kick recovery in the Pac-12
  • Had a career-high-tying one tackle vs. San Diego State
  • Had two receptions for 16 yards in the spring game

Junior (2014)

  • Played in 10 games with starts in each of the first three contests before missing two games due to injury and playing in the final seven contests off the bench
  • Totaled 20 receptions for 328 yards receiving and one 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 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
  • Had other receiving numbers vs. Washington (3-45), vs. UCLA (3-40), at Arizona (2-32), vs. Oregon (2-18), at USC (1-18), at Oregon State (1-12) and vs. Stanford (1-7)
  • 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 25 receptions for 231 yards receiving 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 one touchdown reception, with all but two receptions and 44 yards receiving coming over the final three games culminating with team game-highs and season highs of six receptions and 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 credited for minus-four yards rushing without a rushing 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 his second career contest 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
  • Had the the first of his two career tackles 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 receiving, 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 from 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 being named the Moore League Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Southern Section and Long Beach Dream Team
  • 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
  • Ranked 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
Rushes: 1 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Rushing Yards:
-4 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Long Rush: -4 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Receptions: 7 (at Stanford, 2015)
Receiving Yards: 91 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Receiving TDs: 2 (Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force, 2015)
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 (twice, last vs. San Diego State, 2015)
Points: 12 (Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force, 2015)

Last Updated
March 13, 2016

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