2017 NFL Draft

Patrick O’Donnell, P

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lakeworth, FL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 220 lbs.
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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

12/13/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): P-Pat O'Donnell, Sr.-R, Miami (31)...O'Donnell ranks third nationally with a 47.3 yards-per-punt average, which leads the ACC by nearly 3.0 yards per kick. O'Donnell has 20 punts of 50+ yards to his credit and 17 that have landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line. - Miami football

12/04/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): P Pat O'Donnell, Miami, 6-5, 222, Gr., Lake Worth, Fla. (135)...O'Donnell, who was named ACC Specialist of the Week on Monday for his career-first forced fumble in a road win at Pitt, ranks third nationally with a 47.3 yards-per-punt average, which leads the ACC by nearly 3.0 yards per kick. O'Donnell has 20 punts of 50+ yards to his credit and 17 that have landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line. - Miami football

12/02/2013 - WEEK 14 ACC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Pat O'Donnell, Miami, Gr., 6-5, 220, P, Lake Worth, Fla.,...O'Donnell booted four punts for a 44.2-yard average, including three kicks inside Pitt's 20-yard line, in Miami's 41-31 road win at Pitt. However, O'Donnell's biggest play occurred on the opening kickoff ,when the graduate punter forced a Pitt fumble which was recovered by Miami's Garrett Kidd. O'Donnell's first career forced fumble resulted in the first of three Stacy Coley touchdowns in the Miami win. - ACC football

10/17/2013 - Scouting the special teams: Neither senior P Pat O'Donnell (47.2 average) or sophomore PK Matt Goudis have been called on that much. O'Donnell has 16 punts in three games, Goudis four field goal attempts (making three). Johnson gives them an electric kickoff returner. - The Sports Xchange

09/08/2013 - It's not often the punter gets invited to the post-game victory press conference. But Pat O'Donnell earned himself a place in the spotlight Saturday afternoon with a pair of booming punts in the second quarter while the Hurricanes offense was struggling and the defense badly needed to shift field position. "We're grateful for Pat O'Donnell. That's all I'm going to say," said sophomore rush end Tyriq McCord, who had the sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery that led to the decisive touchdown run by Duke Johnson. "He's amazing. In practice he's always booting it about 100 yards average. That's all I can say."

O'Donnell, a graduate student and transfer from Cincinnati, crushed a 55-yard punt from Miami's 17-yard line after the Hurricanes offense went three-and-out to open the second quarter. He then shifted the field again with a 60-yarder, his longest punt of the season, after another three-and-out and Miami pinned back at its 16.

It was a nice bounce-back effort considering the day didn't exactly start great. Florida produced its 13th blocked kick under coach Will Muschamp when Louichez Purifoy broke through and blocked his first punt that led to Florida's first touchdown. "As a punter, that's your job to flip the field when you can," O'Donnell said. "Unfortunately, we had some events in the game that didn't go our way. I tip our hats to the Florida Gators. They did a good job rushing the punt." - Manny Navarro, The Miami Herald

09/07/2013 - Scouting the Miami special teams: The kicking game was solid with graduate transfer Pat O'Donnell averaging 44.6 yards on four attempts and sophomore PK Matt Goudis hitting on both of his field goal attempts (35 and 45 yards) in their Miami debuts. Sophomore Dallas Crawford's 17-yard punt return was the highlight of the return game. - The Sports Xchange

08/30/2013 - Scouting the Miami special teams: P Pat O'Donnell, a graduate transfer from Cincinnati, where he was second team All-Big East last year, will take over punting duties and sophomore K Matt Goudis will handle field goals and extra points. Dorsett and Johnson are electrifying returns in punts and kickoffs, respectively. - The Sports Xchange

08/11/2013 - OTHER MIAMI (FL) PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: P Pat O'Donnell (6-4, 222, 4.68)...A transfer from Cincinnati, O'Donnell has booming leg strength and is one of the top senior punter prospects. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/15/2013 - 2013 RAY GUY AWARD WATCH LIST: Pat O'Donnell, Miami...O'Donnell is one of only three ACC punters on the preseason list, joining Duke's Will Monday and North Carolina's Thomas Hibbard. One of Miami's newest additions, O'Donnell, a native of Lake Worth, Fla., spent the previous three seasons as the starting punter for the Cincinnati Bearcats. In 2012, he was a second-team All-BIG EAST selection, averaging 41.8 yards per punt. In 2011, he was a first-team All-BIG EAST performer, posting 43.8 yards per punt. As a graduate student, he will be immediately eligible for the 2013 season. - Miami Hurricanes football


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