The Atlanta Havoc have announced the signing of veteran arena football defensive back Joe Powell. He has played with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, Cleveland Gladiators and also spent time with the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills.
Powell was named the PIFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 when he was with the Steelhawks. He recorded 11 interceptions that season and was named the Defensive Player of the Week twice.
In 2016, Powell signed with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL). During his stint in Cleveland, Powell recorded 30 tackles and five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns.
He now joins a Havoc expansion team that has already signed so many superstar players such as Ryan McDaniel, Damien Fleming, Malachi Jones and more. Atlanta will kick off their inaugural season in the American Arena League (AAL) on March 17 when they host the Florida Tarpons.