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Jake O'Connell biography

Date of birth : 1985-11-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Naples, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Kansas Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jake Nicholas O'Connell (born November 6, 1985 in Naples, Florida is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played college football at Miami University. O'Connell was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh-round in the 2009 NFL Draft.

O'Connell attended Gulf Coast High School in Naples, Florida and is the first ever Gulf Coast player ever drafted.

O'Connell's Career


Pro Career: Young tight end prospect enters his second season with Kansas City in 2010 ... Should benefit from the guidance of tight ends coach Bernie Parmalee ... Has seen action in four games (two starts) ... Owns two catches for seven yards ... Has one special teams tackle and one deflected punt.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (6/26/09) ... Originally entered the NFL as the second of the Chiefs three seventh-round picks (237th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.

2009: Played in four games (two starts) and was inactive for 12 contests ... Caught two passes for seven yards and recorded one special teams tackle ... Also deflected a punt ... Was inactive at Baltimore (9/13) ... Started his first career game at TE when the club opened in a two-TE set vs. Oakland (9/20) ... Was inactive for the next 11 games ... Played as a reserve TE and on special teams vs. Cleveland (12/20) ... Caught one pass for four yards and deflected a P Kevin Huber punt at Cincinnati (12/27) ... Had one reception for three yards at Denver (1/3/10).

College: Played in 41 games (13 starts) at Miami (Ohio) ... Caught 46 passes for 453 yards (9.8 avg.) and four TDs ... Added seven special teams tackles ... Saw duty in 12 games (seven starts) as a senior in 2008, posting a career-high 25 receptions for 258 yards ... Had three special teams tackles ... Appeared in 13 games (two starts) as a junior in 2007 ... Recorded 14 receptions for 152 yards with two TDs and added three special teams tackles ... Played in 11 games (four starts) during his sophomore campaign in 2006 ... Caught seven passes for 43 yards with two TDs and also had one special teams tackle ... Appeared in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2005 ... Redshirted as a true freshman in 2004 ... Majored in Sport Studies at Miami (Ohio).

Personal


• Was a three-year letterwinner as a wide receiver and safety at Gulf Coast High School in Naples, Florida.
• Participated in the 2009 Chiefs Rookie Club.
• Full name: Jake Nicholas O’Connell.

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