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Pat O’Donnell

After yesterday’s gut-checking Bears loss to the enemy up North, discount it’s pretty clear that this team definitely still has their work cut out for them this season. But despite getting run over by the Packers (what’s new?), illness there are plenty of players to be excited about – and keep on your radar for multiple reasons – especially a few of the members of special teams. These guys don’t get the attention of their play-making teammates, ask but still deserve your attention none-the-less. Continuing our trend of new eye candy is Pat O’Donnell, our HAM of the Week.

We first profiled O’Donnell with the rest of the 2014 draftees, but he deserves a post of his own. Here’s why:

He’s the go-to punter and has started in four games–and did we mention he’s also VERY easy on the eyes AND looks great in a tight white shirt?

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— Pat O’Donnell (@patod_16) September 26, 2014

The 23-year-old has made 14 punts and posted an average of 43.6 yards per punt since his NFL debut.

O’Donnell was selected as the 15th pick in the sixth round of this year’s draft, and the only punter to be selected, so you know he’s pretty special. A Florida native with golden skin, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes and just the right amount of scruff, this 6’4″, 220-lbs hottie’s got everything it takes to be a truly great football star.

Playing for the Bears also reunites O’Donnell with former high school teammate (and former HAM of the Week) Jon Bostic. O’Donnell lettered three times in both track and field and football, and averaged 45.1 yards on punts and made seven field goals as a senior.

Pat O'Donnell, http://www.zimbio.com

Pat O’Donnell, http://www.zimbio.com

At the collegiate level, O’Donnell punted 181 times for 7,670 yards for three seasons at Cincinnati. By his junior year, he was selected to the first-team All Big East and posted a career-long punt at 76 yards, along with a career-high 43.8 average yards per punt.

O’Donnell transferred to the University of Miami as a fifth-year senior, where he set the school’s single-season record for yards-per-punt average at 47.1 yards. He finished the season with 53 punts for 2,498 yards.

At the 2014 NFL Draft Combine, O’Donnell posted a higher bench press rate than number one draft pick (and current Houston Texan) Jadeveon Clowney. He also posted a 4.64 40-yard dash, one of the fastest times by a punter since 2006, according to the Miami Herald. A guy with super strength and super speed? Sounds like a real-life Superman to us.

Even at training camp, O’Donnell casually earned the nickname “Mega-Punt“, easily emerging as a fan favorite. And how could we not agree? He’s Mega-GORGEOUS.

In an exhibition with One on One Kicking, O’Donnell shows off his superhero skills that bear his nickname:

We’ve got high expectations for O’Donnell, so be sure to keep him on your radar this season.

Follow Pat O’Donnell on Twitter at @patod_16.

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It’s clear Marc Trestman and Phil Emery are on their way to rebuilding the Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. The freshmen class of 2014 is a diverse group of men from schools across the nation, cialis sale and each is fighting for a spot on the roster come August. Get to know the newest members of the team:

Kyle Fuller School: Virginia Tech Position: CB

One of the first picks of the draft (14th pick in the 1st round), the Baltimore, Maryland native was selected due to his versatility to play safety, something this Bears team desperately needs. And he’s the first defensive back drafted by the Bears in 18 years. He played in 43 games, 173 tackles, 6 interceptions and 28 breakup passes for all four years (not to mention 231/2 tackles for loss), and made All-ACC second and third team in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He’s also the third member of his family to play in the NFL, and a pretty great dresser to beat.

 

Follow Kyle Fuller on Twitter at @kbfuller17.

Brock Vereen School: Minnesota Position: S

The Bears’ draft record for safety hasn’t been the best, but according to the Chicago Tribune, Vereen’s discipline and versatility to play at multiple positions may be what Bears’ safeties need to succeed. The 31st pick in 4th round, the Valencia, California native and B1G alum had 200 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, and was named 1st team All-Big Ten last fall for the Golden Gophers.

And hey, if football doesn’t work out, he’s ready for a game of Jeopardy:

 

He certainly has the personality. In an interview with the Minnesota Gophers, Vereen talks about growing up in SoCal and having a brother in the NFL—find out which team he plays for:

Follow Brock Vereen on Twitter at @brockvereen21.

Pat O’Donnell School: Miami (FL) Position: PT

Pat O'Donnell http://www.chicagobears.com

Pat O’Donnell
http://www.chicagobears.com

Major hottie alert: all we have to say is “WOW”. The 15th pick in sixth round, the Florida native is the frontrunner to nab a spot as the lead punter now that the Bears recently cut Drew Butler. He’s easy on the eyes and on the field, he also bench-pressed more than Number 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney at the NFL combine in February. IM-PRESS-IVE.

And besides, Robbie Gould and O’Donnell would make the best-looking duo on special teams. O’Donnell punted 181 times for 7,670 yards for three seasons at Cincinnati. He transferred to Miami as a fifth-year senior prior to last fall, punting 53 times for 2,498 yards.

Will Sutton School: Arizona State Position: DT

Will Sutton http://www.rantsports.com

Will Sutton
http://www.rantsports.com

The Corona, California native was the 18th pick in 3rd round.  He was a member of the 2012 All-American team and earned two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. He had 113 total tackles (66 solo and 47 assisted), 32 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks throughout his career. The Bears really struggled with their D-line last season, and according to an interview with Fanspeak at the 2014 Senior Bowl, as a 4-3 team, Sutton’s drafting is the perfect fit—only time will tell if it rings true!

Check back next week for our recap of the other four draftees!

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