Sawyer Powell
Defensive Back 28
200 lbs.
West Richland, 
Last School
Richland High School
Roster Years
2012 | 2015-2019


  • Parents are Eric and Shauna
  • Born in San Francisco, California
  • All six siblings also participate in sports
  • Also recruited by Oregon State

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Richland High
  • All-Conference linebacker
  • Participated in Nike's The Opening
  • No. 1 Sparq-rated linebacker in the nation, No. 7 overall
  • Also lettered in track


  • Montevideo , Uruguay
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2012

  • Member of the scout team
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Played in 12 games as a junior
  • Part of a special teams unit ranked No. 6 nationally in opponent punt returns (2.53)
  • Totaled three tackles
  • Forced one fumble against Utah
Junior Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Totaled 22 tackles including 16 solo stops
  • Recorded career high four solo stops against Utah State
  • Tallied first fumble recovery against McNeese State
  • Recorded career high five total tackles against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
  • Tallied first season forced fumble against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Senior Year 2019

  • Played in 11 games with two starts
  • Started against Tennessee and Washington
  • Finished the year with 20 total tackles and one pass breakup
  • Had a career-best eight total tackles at Tennessee
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2017

  • Member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year 2017

  • Out with injury