Indiana junior Blake Powers has decided to move from quarterback to tight end, according to Hoosier quarterbacks coach Matt Canada.
Powers is making the switch in an effort to get on the field and help the team as much as possible his senior year. Powers met with coach Terry Hoeppner last week to request the change, Canada said.
After setting a school record for touchdown passes in 2005, Powers lost his starting quarterback job in 2006 to eventual team MVP Kellen Lewis. Canada said he expects the 6-foot-4 Powers to play well at tight end because “he’s a big kid who can run.”