Player Bio

Pat O'Donnell
P #16
Height:
6-4
Weight:
220
Age:
24
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

PUNTS
11
AVG
44.3
LNG
60
IN 20
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 71 3,107 2,712 61 43.8 38.2 1 9 7 20 3 19 33 335 1
2014 CHI 16 0 71 3,107 2,712 61 43.8 37.7 1 9 7 20 3 19 33 335 1

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Was named to PFWA and Mel Kiper’s ESPN All-Rookie team after punting for 3,107 yards on 71 attempts (43.8 gross avg) with 20 inside-the-20, 3 touchbacks, 1 blocked and 335 opponent return yards for a 37.7 net avg... 43.8 gross punting average was seventh highest in Bears single-season history.
PRO CAREER: Was named to PFWA and Mel Kiper’s ESPN All-Rookie team after punting for 3,107 yards on 71 attempts (43.8 gross avg) with 20 inside-the-20, 3 touchbacks, 1 blocked and 335 opponent return yards for a 37.7 net avg... 43.8 gross punting average was seventh highest in Bears single-season history.

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

2014 SEASON: 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. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-0

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 letter winner at both football and track and field at Palm Beach Central HS (Wellington, FL)... 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.

Recent Articles

  • Rookie's booming punts fire up fans

    Posted Jul 27, 2014

    Enthusiastic Bears fans serenaded Pat O'Donnell with chants of "megapunt" as the rookie punter boomed the ball off his right foot Sunday in Bourbonnais.

  • O'Donnell, Way to battle for job

    Posted Jul 9, 2014

    Even though Bears' sixth-round pick Pat O'Donnell was the only punter selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, he'll have to earn his spot on the team's 53-man roster this summer.

  • O'Donnell to reunite with Bostic

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Bears sixth-round draft pick Pat O'Donnell is looking forward to reuniting with his high school teammate, second-year linebacker Jon Bostic.

  • Bears choose punter in Round 6

    Posted May 10, 2014

    The Bears bolstered their special teams unit in the sixth round of the draft Saturday by selecting Miami punter Pat O’Donnell with the 191st overall pick.

Recent Videos

  • ITB: O'Donnell undercover reporter

    Posted Aug 24, 2015

    Pat O'Donnell asks unsuspecting Bear fans attending training camp in Bourbonnais, what do you think of the punter Pat O'Donnell?

  • ITB: O’Donnell teaches Adams to punt

    Posted Apr 1, 2015

    Bears punter Pat O’Donnell teaches Anthony Adams the fine points of punting. Watch as Adams shanks a few and almost breaks his toe.

  • Emery: 'Real happy to get a punter'

    Posted May 10, 2014

    General manager Phil Emery addresses the media from Halas Hall Saturday to discuss Bears 6th round draft choice, punter Pat O'Donnell.

  • Bears scout on P O'Donnell

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Bears scout Summerville stops by Chicago Bears Network Studios to chat with Jeff Joniak about Bears sixth round draft choice, punter Pat O'Donnell.