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VIDEO: Arkansas LB commit Mani Powell highlights
Fayetteville linebacker Mani Powell is shown during a game against North Little Rock on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Fayetteville.
Fayetteville linebacker Mani Powell’s physical style of play was on full display in Friday's 14-7 loss to North Little Rock.
Powell had 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss, and broke up a pass.
Powell, 6-2, 230 pounds, moved to Arkansas from Canton (Ohio) McKinley in August, shortly after committing to play for the Razorbacks.
Powell had 81 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 7 quarterback pressures as a junior. He was named to the first team of the Division I All-Ohio football team by The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.
In the first three games for Fayetteville, Powell has recorded 29 tackles, 1 sack, 5 quarterback hurries, 1 forced fumble and 1 recovered fumble.
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