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#37 Michael O'Connell
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: Regina
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Michael O'Connell
Release: 06/27/2007

Awards and Honors:
2010 Co-captain ... 2010 Reuben J. Miller Award recipient ... 2010 Second-team Academic All-Big 12 ... 2009 First-team Academic All-Big 12 ... 2008 Second-team Academic All-Big 12 ... Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (F06, S07, F07) ... Big 12 Conference Good Works team member (2007).

Played most of the season with a broken bone on his hand ... finished career with 123 tackles, including 58 as a senior ... had a big interception in the end zone at Texas ... finished with eight tackles against Nebraska ... made seven tackles against Northern Illinois, Oklahoma and Kansas ... forced a fumble against Missouri.

Made five starts at safety ... finished season with 43 tackles and one interception, a key pick late in Iowa State’s 9-7 win over Nebraska ... career-high 11 tackles at Texas A&M ... has 65 career tackles.

Played in all 12 games, making 21 tackles ... averaged 8.6 yards on nine punt returns.

Squad member.

Redshirted initial collegiate season.

High School:
Lettered four times in football for head coach Chuck Evans ... was four-year starter at wide receiver and defensive back ... team won 2005 state championship in Class 1A.

Born Sept. 26, 1987, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ... son of Deb O’Connell-Moore, Jeff Moore and Mike O’Connell Sr. ... business major.



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