Tyvis Powell was born and raised Ohio, he played high school football in Ohio, was a star at Ohio State University, so he’s Ohio through and through.
The Seattle Seahawks signed the safety as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and while he made the final roster, he was let go at the end of the regular season to make room for Devin Hester. Powell was picked up in February by the Cleveland Browns, his lifelong favorite team. Unfortunately, Powell has been let go as of Friday. This was Powell’s response on Twitter.
As if that wasn’t bad enough for Tyvis, tonight he’s scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cleveland Indians host the Chicago White Sox. The Browns were not aware of this, so the timing is just unintentionally awkward. Powell still plans to toss out the first pitch.
During his time with the Seahawks, Powell appeared in eight games, playing exclusively on special teams, making a total of three tackles.