Player Bio

Pat O'Donnell
P #16
Height:
6-4
Weight:
217
Age:
27
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

PUNTS
87
AVG
47
LNG
69
IN 20
27
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 296 13,285 11,599 72 44.9 39.2 2 28 32 99 18 87 131 1,326 4
2017 CHI 16 0 87 4,087 3,455 69 47 39.7 0 8 9 27 6 15 49 512 1
2016 CHI 16 0 68 2,994 2,612 67 44 38.4 0 5 5 24 5 31 22 282 1
2015 CHI 15 0 70 3,097 2,820 72 44.2 39.7 1 6 11 28 4 22 27 197 1
2014 CHI 16 0 71 3,107 2,712 61 43.8 37.7 1 9 7 20 3 19 33 335 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 ATL L 17-23 5 244 200 69 48.8 40 0 0 1 3 1 1 2 24 0
2 @TB L 7-29 3 168 131 63 56 43.7 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 17 0
3 PIT W 23-17 6 267 252 62 44.5 42 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 15 0
4 @GB L 14-35 3 147 142 59 49 47.3 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 5 0
5 MIN L 17-20 7 307 226 59 43.9 32.3 0 2 0 2 2 0 3 41 0
6 @BAL W 27-24 9 420 288 67 46.7 32 0 2 0 3 0 2 5 132 1
7 CAR W 17-3 6 296 279 66 49.3 46.5 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 17 0
8 @NO L 12-20 5 270 228 61 54 45.6 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 22 0
10 GB L 16-23 5 241 199 59 48.2 39.8 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 42 0
11 DET L 24-27 4 186 163 55 46.5 40.8 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 23 0
12 @PHI L 3-31 6 251 234 58 41.8 39 0 1 3 1 0 1 1 17 0
13 SF L 14-15 5 199 178 49 39.8 35.6 0 0 1 3 0 1 3 21 0
14 @CIN W 33-7 3 142 130 50 47.3 43.3 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 12 0
15 @DET L 10-20 5 225 179 51 45 35.8 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 46 0
16 CLE W 20-3 8 361 314 60 45.1 39.3 0 2 0 1 1 1 4 27 0
17 @MIN L 10-23 7 363 312 57 51.9 44.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 51 0

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters fourth campaign with Chicago (2014-16), hitting 141 punts for 6,204 yards (44.0 gross avg) and landing 48 punts inside the 20 with 7 touchbacks ... 2 blocked punts and 532 return yards for a net average of 38.7 in 31 games … ranks second in net punting average (since 1976) (39.7 in 2015), fourth in gross punting average (44.2 in 2015) and tied for sixth in punts inside the 20 (since 1976) (28 in 2015) in Bears single-season history … named to the PFWA's and Mel Kiper's ESPN All-Rookie teams following the 2014 season.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2014: All-Rookie (PFWA & Mel Kiper).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Chicago Bears in the 6th round (191st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft ... signed 4-year contract with the Bears (5/13/14). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Punted 68 times for 2,994 yards (44.0 gross avg) with 24 inside the 20, 5 touchbacks and 282 return yards for a 38.4 net average in 16 games ... 38.4 net punting average rank. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Hit 70 punts for 3,097 yards (44.2 avg) with 28 inside the 20, 4 touchbacks and 197 return yards for a 39.7 net average in 15 contests … 39.7 net punting yards ranks 2nd in Bears single season annals, 44.2 gross punting yards rank 4th and 28 punts downed inside the 20 rank tied for 6th … hit a career-long 72-yard punt in Game 3, the longest punt by a Bears player since Brad Maynard had a 75-yarder in the series finale of the 2002 season (12/29/02 vs. TB) … missed Game 4 due to a knee injury. 2014: Finished rookie campaign connecting on 71 punts for 3,107 yards (43.8 gross avg) with 20 punts downed inside the 20, 3 touchbacks, 1 blocked punt and 335 opponent return yards for a 37.7 net avg … 43.8 gross punting average was seventh highest in Bears single-season history ... named to PFWA and Mel Kiper's ESPN All-Rookie team.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 54 games for Cincinnati (2009-12) and Miami (2013) … had 234 punts for 10,168 yards (43.5 avg) with 78 punts downed inside the opponent's 20 yard line … set Miami's single-season record for yards-per-punt average (47.1) … was named to various all-ACC teams following the 2013 season … was also named the Hurricane's Special Teams MVP.

PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner in both football and track and field at Palm Beach Central High School (Wellington, Fla.) ... 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 7 field goals as senior, including long of 52 yards.
PRO CAREER: Enters fourth campaign with Chicago (2014-16), hitting 141 punts for 6,204 yards (44.0 gross avg) and landing 48 punts inside the 20 with 7 touchbacks ... 2 blocked punts and 532 return yards for a net average of 38.7 in 31 games … ranks second in net punting average (since 1976) (39.7 in 2015), fourth in gross punting average (44.2 in 2015) and tied for sixth in punts inside the 20 (since 1976) (28 in 2015) in Bears single-season history … named to the PFWA's and Mel Kiper's ESPN All-Rookie teams following the 2014 season.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2014: All-Rookie (PFWA & Mel Kiper).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Chicago Bears in the 6th round (191st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft ... signed 4-year contract with the Bears (5/13/14). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Punted 68 times for 2,994 yards (44.0 gross avg) with 24 inside the 20, 5 touchbacks and 282 return yards for a 38.4 net average in 16 games ... 38.4 net punting average rank. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Hit 70 punts for 3,097 yards (44.2 avg) with 28 inside the 20, 4 touchbacks and 197 return yards for a 39.7 net average in 15 contests … 39.7 net punting yards ranks 2nd in Bears single season annals, 44.2 gross punting yards rank 4th and 28 punts downed inside the 20 rank tied for 6th … hit a career-long 72-yard punt in Game 3, the longest punt by a Bears player since Brad Maynard had a 75-yarder in the series finale of the 2002 season (12/29/02 vs. TB) … missed Game 4 due to a knee injury. 2014: Finished rookie campaign connecting on 71 punts for 3,107 yards (43.8 gross avg) with 20 punts downed inside the 20, 3 touchbacks, 1 blocked punt and 335 opponent return yards for a 37.7 net avg … 43.8 gross punting average was seventh highest in Bears single-season history ... named to PFWA and Mel Kiper's ESPN All-Rookie team.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 54 games for Cincinnati (2009-12) and Miami (2013) … had 234 punts for 10,168 yards (43.5 avg) with 78 punts downed inside the opponent's 20 yard line … set Miami's single-season record for yards-per-punt average (47.1) … was named to various all-ACC teams following the 2013 season … was also named the Hurricane's Special Teams MVP.

PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner in both football and track and field at Palm Beach Central High School (Wellington, Fla.) ... 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 7 field goals as senior, including long of 52 yards.
 

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