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.
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.
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).
Named the starting punter entering the 2010 season ... kicked eight times in the season opener for 304 yards and a 38.0 yard average ... dropped three kicks inside the 20 and booted a 51-yarder.
Played in three games at punter before being sideline with injury ... made his UC debut against Southeast Missouri State punting four times for 138 yards, averaging 34.5 yards per kick with a long kick of 45 yards and one inside the 20-yard line ... punted three times at Oregon State, including a season-long kick of 50 yards.
A three-year letterwinner at both football and track and field ... averaged 45 yards on his punts and had a 95-percent touchback rate on kickoffs ... earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior ... co-winner of the 2008 Lou Groza Award for the top kicker in Palm Beach County ... played in the 2009 Outback All-Star Game ... made seven field goals as a senior, including a long of 52 yards ... coached by Rod Harris.
Patrick Michael O'Donnell: Born Feb. 22, 1991 ... son of Terence and Michele O'Donnell ... cousin Christopher Bordino is a senior thrower on the U.S. Naval Academy track team. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/191 -- Pat O'Donnell, P, 6-4, 220, Miami...The Bears needed a punter after Adam Podlesh was dispatched. They had only Drew Butler and Tress Way on the roster. O'Donnell played his final year at Miami after he graduated from Cincinnati and still had one year of eligibility left. He is known as an athletic punter after running a 4.64 40-yard dash and did 23 reps with 225 pounds in the bench press -- almost twice as many as the team's first-round pick, Fuller. He caused a fumble with a hit last year, which reinforced his reputation. As a senior at Miami, his 47.1-yard average was a school record and almost 3 1/2 yards longer than his previous best. He also can kick off and hold for the placekicker. - The Sports Xchange