Ronald Powell, a former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, has died suddenly at the age of 32, as announced by the NFL Players Association.
The cause of his death has not been revealed.
Former No. 1 overall recruit Ronald Powell dies – dead at 32.— Steve Kirsch (@stkirsch) January 17, 2024
No cause of death revealed. https://t.co/ErQjRoLvzx
Having played four seasons in the NFL, Powell’s journey took him from being a standout college player to a fifth-round draft pick in 2014. Despite grappling with injuries, he experienced stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, and Seattle Seahawks. In 2018, he joined the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season, but the minor league organization folded later that year.
The Players Association, in a statement, commended Powell as a family man who played honorably throughout his brief career.
“Today we mourn the loss of Ronald Powell – a father, a brother, and a son who was loved and cherished by so many,” the NFLPA Former Players Services said in a statement shared Tuesday. “We send comfort to all those who knew Ronald. #RIP.”
“We’re very saddened to learn about the passing of former Gators player Ronald Powell,” the Florida Gators’ football program said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
We’re very saddened to learn about the passing of former Gators player Ronald Powell.— Florida Gators Football (@GatorsFB) January 16, 2024
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/3a55C4cHWn
“We’re very saddened to learn about the passing of former Saint Ronald Powell,” the New Orleans Saints said in a statement, “We send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
We’re very saddened to learn about the passing of former Saint Ronald Powell.— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 17, 2024
We send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uRJeUen0D4
There has been notable attention on the sudden deaths of young healthy athletes since the rollout of the dangerous experimental mRNA COVID-19 “vaccines.
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Ronald Powell has died at 32 years old.— “Sudden And Unexpected” (@toobaffled) January 16, 2024
The NFL Player's Association announced the news on social media Tuesday morning.
"Today we mourn the loss of Ronald Powell- a father, a brother, and a son who was loved and cherished by so many. We send… pic.twitter.com/eof384DvDv