Antonio Powell-Fields is the captain defensive back of the Pioneers’ defense. Last season, he recorded 75 tackles, one interception, seven pass deflections, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble. With his 2011 campaign, he earned a spot on the ECAC Football Division II All-Star Team. This year, he has 48 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble. Earlier this season against Cheyney University, Powell-Fields was named PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the 45-10 win.
Q: What was your personal best moment (career highlight) as a member of the Pioneers?
A: My favorite moment and career highlight is catching the game winning interception and beating Bloomsburg last year in the snow. In a game where we were the underdogs and their style of play favored the conditioning, we beat them.
Q: What has being a Pioneer meant to you?
A: Being a Pioneer has been a great experience. I am honored to have been a part of something so great. I cherish each moment that I have spent as a Pioneer. I am very thankful and appreciative for the opportunity.
4) What are you going to miss most about LIU Post?
I’m going to miss my teammates (brothers), the coaches, the games, the struggles, the fan support…everything.
Q: What do you hope to do in the future after this season?
A: As of now I am in the process of thinking about if I still want to play or coach. If I do choose to continue playing, I wouldn’t want to play in the NFL, I would look into the CFL or the UFL. In the future, I can see myself coaching. I know that we can’t play forever and nothing will ever give that feeling of immortality of being on the field, but coaching is close. I can still share my passion with players.