Class Acts: Bryson Powers’ academics, ‘throwback’ football style pave way to Ivy League

SPRING, Texas — Klein Collins coach Drew Svoboda describes Bryson Powers as a throwback-style football player.

Powers is a dual threat quarterback that uses the bruising style he learned on the defensive side of the ball to his advantage on offense.

"Definitely a downhill run game and hard nose football would be my strengths," Powers said. "Playing football makes me feel in control. It's a great feeling, because so many times in life, we really aren't able to do that. Out there on the field, it's just you and the guys and the football, the other team, and that's all that matters."

Classwork also matters a great deal to Powers.  While he wouldn't call himself a genius, he's a strong student and has committed to play football at Harvard next year.

"I stress big on academics, as my parents do," Powers said. "A lot of my grades came from work ethic, because my parents have been on me since little age."

In addition to his role on the football team, Powers is a member of the Klein Collins Best Buddies program, interacting with students with intellectual disabilities.