Versatile kicker comes into the season as Appalachian State’s top backup at both place kicker and punter … has handled kickoff duties in the past and could compete to fill that role as well this season.2012
: Did not see game action while serving as top backup to all-America punter Sam Martin.2011
: Appeared in 10 games as the Mountaineers’ primary kickoff man … took 51 of Appalachian’s 67 kickoffs on the season … averaged 62.5 yards per kickoff with the opponent fielding the average kickoff at its own seven yard line … had four touchbacks … pushed two kicks out of bounds but none after the first two games of the season.2010:
Earned all-conference and all-Western North Carolina recognition as a senior at Asheville H.S. ... made 104-of-109 extra points and 14-of-21 field goals during his three-year prep career ... helped Asheville H.S. advance to state semifinals as a sophomore and quarterfinals as a junior and senior ... coached by Danny Wilkins ... was also a soccer standout, earning all-conference, all-region and all-Western North Carolina honors as a junior and senior ... helped the Cougars’ soccer squad advance to state semifinals as a senior and quarterfinals as a junior.Personal:
Full name is Mark Bradley Powell ... born May 27, 1992 (21 years old) ... son of Kathy and Scot Powell ... is the youngest of three children in an athletic family ... father, Scot, played junior varsity basketball at North Carolina ... oldest sister, Lauren, played basketball at Western Carolina and has served as an assistant coach at WCU and UNC Asheville ... other sister, Nicole, played basketball at North Carolina ... majoring in exercise science ... member of Appalachian State athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls.