Graduate transfer offensive lineman Dylan Powell received some promising news on Monday, as the NCAA approved his request for a hardship waiver and granting him an additional year of eligibility.
Powell, who graduated from Stanford and transferred to Indiana for the 2020 season, will now have two years of eligibility with the Hoosiers. He redshirted in 2016 and missed the entire 2019 season with the Cardinal due to injury.
Powell announced the news on Twitter on Monday.
I just got word that the NCAA approved my request for another year of eligibility. All the glory to God! I can’t wait to spend these next two seasons playing with my brothers and striving to take Indiana football to another level! LEO
— Dylan Powell (@Dylan_Powell74) June 1, 2020
While at Stanford, Powell participated in 19 contests over two seasons. He appeared in eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2017 and 11, including three starts, in 2018. Powell is expected to challenge for significant time on the offensive line for the Hoosiers this fall.
Powell is one of two players from Stanford to transfer from Indiana. Defensive lineman Jovan Swann also decided to head to Bloomington as a graduate transfer for the upcoming season. Both are immediately eligible.
Indiana ended the 2019 season with an 8-5 record, which included a 5-4 mark in B1G play.