27 - Matthew O'Donnell
Matthew O'Donnell
Height: 5-11
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tipton, IA
High School: Tipton
Position: LB

Junior: Had a break-out year, making 18 solo tackles, eighth on the team, and six assisted… Also made two tackles for a loss of eight yards, and one quarterback sack for six yards… Had a season high seven solo tackles against Holy Cross… Registered four tackles against Columbia and three against Princeton… Also had one interception against Columbia with a 12 yard return, and broke up one pass against the Lions… Had two kickoff returns for 19 yards… Sophomore: Earned a berth on the Bears’ travel roster… Freshman: Gained valuable experience playing for the Junior Varsity team… Secondary School Background: A graduate of Tipton High School where he lettered in football, wrestling, track, and baseball… Two-time football team captain… Three-time team defensive MVP…Des Moines Register Second Team All-State… Iowa Newspaper Association Second Team All-State… Two-time First Team All-District… Three-time Academic All District… Tipton High School career scoring leader and tackle leader with 231 points and 350 tackles… Member of National Honor Society and student council… Senior Class Vice-President… Recipient of the National Council on Youth Leadership Scholarship… Named a National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Student Athlete… Recipient of the Bernie Saggau, United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete, United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete, and Quad City Times Excellence in Leadership awards… Personal: Matthew Martin O’Donnell, born April 15, 1990… Son of Michael and Susan O’Donnell… Has a brother, Chad, and a sister, Elizabeth… Enjoys music, lifting, video games, and reading… Concentrating in  Economics.