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Pat O'Donnell

position

Punter

Height

6-5

Weight

220 lbs.

Class

Graduate Student

Hometown

Lake Worth, Fla.

High School

Palm Beach Central HS

2013 ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM (USA TODAY Sports)
2013 ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM (Athlon Sports)
2013 ALL-AMERICA, HONORABLE MENTION 
(SI.com
2013 ALL-ACC, FIRST TEAM
(ACSMA, coaches, Athlon Sports)
2013 ALL-ACC (Sporting News)
2013 SPECIAL TEAMS MVP

2013 (Graduate): Played in all 13 games, handling kickoff and punting duties … Also holder for field goal and point-after attempts … Set Miami single-season record with 47.1 yards-per-punt average … Booted 53 punts for 2,498 yards … 23 kicks of 50+ yards … Finished season with punt of 50+ yards in eight straight games … Second-team All-America by USA TODAY Sports and third-team All-America by Athlon Sports … First-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA, league’s head coaches and Athlon Sports … Punted four times for 44.8 average – including two 50-yard punts – in Miami debut vs. FAU … Booted four kicks of 50+ yards, including a 60-yarder, in Miami’s upset win over No. 12/9 Florida … Did not attempt a punt vs. Savannah State … Averaged 53.3 yards on three punts – all three going for 50 + yards – inloss at Florida State … Season-best average of 55.2 yards per punt against Virginia Tech … Three punts went for 50+ yards, including then-season-high 63-yarder … Punted seven times vs. Virginia, including three punts of 50+ yards … Five of seven kicks landed inside UVA 20-yard line, including UM career-long 71-yarder … Forced fumble on opening kickoff at Pitt – career-first takeaway … Turnover led to first of three Stacy Coley TDs … Was named ACC Specialist of the Week … Booted six punts for 45.7 average, including three 50-yard punts, vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl … Averaged 63.1 yards on 79 kickoff attempts … Named Special Teams MVP at end-of-season team awards show … Earned letter.

2012 (Senior, Cincinnati): Second-team All-BIG EAST selection … Against USF (11/23) punted seven times for 300 yards and 42.9 yard average including season-best 65 yards while making five kickoffs for 312 yards and adding two touchbacks … Punted four times for 175 yards for average of 43.8 yards per punt including long of 54 yards, also added two touchbacks on kickoffs against Rutgers (11/17) … Recorded five punts for 208 yards, averaging 41.6 yards/punt against Temple (11/10), had seven kickoffs for 428 yards averaging 61.1 yards/kickoff, two of which were touchbacks … Had six punts for 249 yards, averaging 41.5 yards/punt vs. Syracuse (11/3) … Punted five times for 191 yards at Louisville (10/26), averaging 38.2 yards per punt … Three punts landed inside Louisville’s 20-yard line … Punted five times averaging 41.6 yards per punt vs. Toledo (10/20) and pinned Rockets inside 20-yard line twice … Recorded season-long 63-yard punt vs. Fordham (10/12) … Averaged 64.8 yards on nine kickoffs against Miami University (10/6), including seven touchbacks … Named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week following game vs. Virginia Tech (9/29) … Punted five times and averaged 44.6 yards per punt … Pinned Hokies inside 20-yard line four times.

2011 (Junior, Cincinnati): First-team All-BIG EAST selection …Starting punter finished  year with 63 punts totaling 2,760 yards, 61 kickoffs for 3,915 yards, and 1 tackle … Had 43.8-yard average per punt along with 8 touchbacks, 9 fair catches, 26 landing inside 20, 17 kicks over 50 yards, and longest going for 76 yards … Had 64.2-yard per kickoff average, with 7 touchbacks and only 2 going out of bounds … Had 7 punts go for total of 300 yards and 4 kickoffs go for total of 268 yards against Vanderbilt (12/31) … Totaled 8 punts for 285 yards, 1 touchback, 2 fair caught, 1 going over 50 yards, 3 punts landing inside 20, to go along with 5 kicks for 335 yards against Connecticut (12/3) … Had highest kickoff average of 68.3 yards per kick against Syracuse(11/26) … Punted 7 times for 300 yards, 1 touchback, 2 were fair caught, 1 going over 50 yards, 4 landing inside 20, and 2 kickoffs that totaled 120 yards against Rutgers (11/19) … Had longest punt ofseason against NC State going for 76 yards and highest yards per punt average of 59.7 yards (9/22).

2010 (Sophomore, Cincinnati): Named starting punter entering 2010 season … Kicked eight times inseason opener for 304 yards and 38.0-yard average … Dropped three kicks inside 20 and booted 51-yarder.

2009 (True Freshman, Cincinnati): Played in three games at punter before being sideline with injury … Made UC debut against Southeast Missouri State punting four times for 138 yards, averaging 34.5 yards per kick with long of 45 yards and one inside 20-yard line … Punted three times at Oregon State, including season-long kick of 50 yards.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at both football and track and field … Averaged 45 yards on punts and had 95-percent touchback rate of kickoffs … Earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior … Co-winner of 2008 Lou Groza Award for top kicker in Palm Beach County … Played in 2009 Outback All-Star Game … Made seven field goals as senior, including long of 52 yards … Coached by Rod Harris.

Personal: Full name is Patrick Micheal O’Donnell … Born on Feb. 22, 1991 … Son of Terence and Michele O’Donnell.

 O’DONNELL CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON G-GS NO YDS AVG LG I20 50+
2009 3-0 7 265 37.9 50 2 1
2010 12-0 52 2,178 41.9 61 16 6
2011 13-0 63 2,760 43.8 76 26 17
2012 13-0 59 2,467 41.8 65 23 10
2013 13-0 53 2,498 47.1 71 11 23
CAREER 54-0 234 10,168 43.5 76 78 57