Football: Punter O’Donnell Heading To Miami (FL.)

Cincinnati Bearcats’ punter Pat O’Donnell will officially transfer to the University of Miami (FL.).

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O’Donnell will graduate from UC later this month and will then complete his final year of eligibility at Miami this coming season.  He will transfer to UM as a graduate student.

For those of you wondering how O’Donnell will compare to previous UM punter, Dalton Botts, O’Donnell has no shortage of leg.  He was first-team All-Big East in 2011, averaging 43.8 yards per punt.  In 2012, O’Donnell was again named All-Big East averaging 41.8 yards per punt.

Bearcats’ head coach Tommy Tuberville told Tom Groeschen:

He [O'Donnell] wants to be more around his parents right now…Miami is closer to home for him…We’ll miss Pat a lot on kickoffs…He was a good kickoff guy.”

O’Donnell, who hails from Palm Beach High School, was a three-year letterwinner in both football and track.  He was named co-winner of the 2008 Lou Groza Award for the top kicker in Palm Beach County.

Topics: Football, Miami Hurricanes, Pat O'donnell

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