He didn't hear his name called in the 2016 NFL Draft, but Tyvis Powell is still going to get a chance to live out his professional football dream — with the Legion of Boom.
The Ohio State safety signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent Saturday, he told Eleven Warriors. The news was first reported by Peter Schrager of FOX.
Powell declared for the NFL Draft with one year of college eligibility remaining. He redshirted the 2012 season in Columbus and received his degree in sports industry in December.
Alongside Vonn Bell, Powell served as an integral part in the rebirth of the back end of Ohio State's defense the past two seasons. He finished 2015 with 71 tackles and led the Buckeyes with three interceptions. Powell picked off eight passes in his Ohio State career.
Powell and Jalin Marshall became the first Buckeyes ever to leave school early and not hear their name called in the NFL Draft. The previous 41 players who did so were all drafted.