Player Bio

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

Quick Stats (2016):

PUNTS
58
AVG
43.5
LNG
67
IN 20
20
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 199 8,728 7,748 72 43.9 38.9 2 19 22 68 11 69 78 760 3
2016 CHI 12 0 58 2,524 2,216 67 43.5 38.2 0 4 4 20 4 28 18 228 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 @HOU L 14-23 7 296 267 47 42.3 38.1 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 29 0
2 PHI L 14-29 4 151 151 51 37.8 37.8 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
3 @DAL L 17-31 4 159 156 49 39.8 39 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 0
4 DET W 17-14 4 196 56 51 49 14 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 100 1
5 @IND L 23-29 2 92 72 46 46 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 20 0
6 JAX L 16-17 6 261 258 50 43.5 43 0 0 1 4 0 4 1 3 0
7 @GB L 10-26 5 225 219 48 45 43.8 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 6 0
8 MIN W 20-10 5 222 207 53 44.4 41.4 0 1 0 3 0 1 3 15 0
10 @TB L 10-36 5 218 213 53 43.6 42.6 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 5 0
11 @NYG L 16-22 6 289 275 67 48.2 45.8 0 2 0 2 0 1 3 14 0
12 TEN L 21-27 4 182 174 55 45.5 43.5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 8 0
13 SF W 26-6 6 233 168 52 38.8 28 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 25 0

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters third campaign with Chicago (2014-15), hitting 141 punts for 6,204 yards (44.0 gross avg), 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 2nd in net punting avg (since 1976) (39.7 in 2015), 4th in gross punting average (44.2 in 2015) and tied for 6th 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.

PRO CAREER: Enters third campaign with Chicago (2014-15), hitting 141 punts for 6,204 yards (44.0 gross avg), 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 2nd in net punting avg (since 1976) (39.7 in 2015), 4th in gross punting average (44.2 in 2015) and tied for 6th 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

2015 SEASON: 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 (12/2902 vs. TB)... Missed Game 4 due to a knee injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 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 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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