Warren Anthony Powers (born February 19, 1941) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Washington State University (WSU) in 1977, and the University of Missouri (MU) from 1978 to 1984, compiling an overall college football record of 53 wins, 37 losses, and three ties. Powers was also an assistant coach under both Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne at the University of Nebraska (NU) between 1969 and 1976. He was an all-state high school quarterback from Kansas City, Missouri, and also played on Devaney's first team at Nebraska in 1962, earning three letters as a Husker. After his college career, Powers played professionally for six years in the American Football League (AFL) with the Oakland Raiders. As a safety, he started for the 1967 AFL Champion Raiders and in the second AFL-NFL World Championship game, known as Super Bowl II.
By Dean Hanley
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