One of the best running backs to come out of Summit County, Ricky Powers made the All-City team four years and All-State for three years while competing for Buchtel High School. He also was named to the USA TODAY All-American team, was a two-time Beacon Journal Player of the Year and the number one recruit in the country. He went on to attend the University of Michigan in 1990 and set a freshman rushing record for the Wolverines. He was an All-Big Ten selection in ’92 and ’93 and was named Team Captain for his senior year. Powers was drafted by the Detroit Lions and played for the Browns, Ravens and NFL Europe before retiring. Powers lives in Akron, and is currently an assistant football coach at Buchtel.