Player Bio

Pat O'Donnell
P #16
Height:
6-4
Weight:
217
Age:
25
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2015):

PUNTS
70
AVG
44.2
LNG
72
IN 20
28
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 141 6,204 5,532 72 44 39.2 2 15 18 48 7 41 60 532 2
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 GB L 23-31 1 56 56 56 56 56 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ARI L 23-48 5 229 203 55 45.8 40.6 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 6 0
3 @SEA L 0-26 10 477 384 72 47.7 38.4 0 1 1 3 1 3 4 73 0
4 OAK W 22-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @KC W 18-17 5 235 218 49 47 43.6 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 17 0
6 @DET L 34-37 5 222 222 52 44.4 44.4 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0
8 MIN L 20-23 5 221 144 53 44.2 28.8 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 77 1
9 @SD W 22-19 2 85 85 44 42.5 42.5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
10 @STL W 37-13 4 187 171 52 46.8 42.8 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 16 0
11 DEN L 15-17 4 137 137 41 34.3 34.3 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
12 @GB W 17-13 8 323 302 46 40.4 37.8 0 0 4 4 1 1 2 1 0
13 SF L 20-26 6 257 257 54 42.8 42.8 0 0 1 3 0 2 3 0 0
14 WAS L 21-24 5 228 201 54 45.6 40.2 0 0 1 3 1 1 2 7 0
15 @MIN L 17-38 4 161 161 45 40.3 40.3 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0
16 @TB W 26-21 4 177 177 48 44.3 35.4 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
17 DET L 20-24 2 102 102 55 51 51 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

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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

  • Position focus on special teams

    Posted Feb 15, 2016

    In the ninth of a nine-part series, ChicagoBears.com takes an in-depth look at the Bears' special teams heading into the 2016 offseason.

  • Special teams in NFL Rankings

    Posted Jan 22, 2016

    In the third of a three-part series, ChicagoBears.com takes a look at how the Bears stacked up in the NFL rankings on special teams in 2015.

  • 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.

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