Everyday Champion - Brandon Powers
Brandon Powers is a senior wide receiver for the Oregon State football team. A two time Pac-10 Honorable Mention Academic team member, business major and soon to be master’s student at OSU, Powers took some time from his busy schedule to talk about life on and off the field.
Q. What activities are you involved in when you are not on the field?
When I’m not on the field I usually just focus on the schoolwork that needs to be done for class. However, after the season ends I plan to do involve myself into the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and other extra curricular activities.
Q. What kind of leadership responsibilities do you have being a senior on this team?
On this team I try to be the person that leads by example. I try to work hard, pay attention to the details that coaches don’t want us to overlook and just be a positive personality for the team.
Q. You were a three-sport athlete in high school. What was it about football that made you want to continue playing at the collegiate level?
I just loved football. It is a sport that has taught me a lot about the person I am and that having the right approach to football will help instill in me characteristics needed to live a life I want to live.
Q. What is one outstanding memory you will take away with you after this season is over?
My favorite memory so far from this season was our win over Cal. Taking a step back to look at the joy in my fellow teammates beating the second ranked team in the nation at their house was a memorable experience.
Q. What made you chose Oregon State for your collegiate career?
I chose Oregon State University because it was in the Pac-10 and it wasn’t too far from my hometown of Los Angeles, CA. Since, living here I’ve noticed the additional benefit of having little to no distractions, meaning I can focus on the two things I came here to do play football and get a college degree.
Q. If you could replay a game from this season, which one would it be and why?
I would like to replay the USC game. I feel that I should have preformed better in that game and because I didn’t it has left me with a chip on my shoulder for the remainder of the season, which may be a good thing.
Q. If you could play any other position on the field, what would it be and why?
I’d like to play safety on defense because you have everything in front of you. It would be interesting to look at how an offensive play develops and how your defense adjusts to what they offense is doing.