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    Martin O'Donnell
    64 Martin O'Donnell
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Downers Grove, Ill

    High School:
    South

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 305

    Position:
    OL

    Birthdate:
    12/09/1984

    Experience:
    1-1

    The
    O'Donnell
    File

    Pregame ritual
    Eat a light meal and hydrate

    Person you would like to spend the day with
    Will Ferrell

    Favorite food
    Pizza or Nachos

    Why Illinois?
    For me it was the people in the community and the people on the team that drew me to Illinois. There's also something special about playing for your home state school, to play for the state where most of your family lives is an honor.

    Favorite Zookism
    "I was born in the morning, but it wasn't yesterday morning."

    FAvorite campus hangout
    Geovanti's

    Something people don't know about you
    I've watched way too many movies and I seem to enjoy the really stupid ones the most.


    2007: Starting left guard ... Part of an offensive line unit that allowed just two sacks total against Iowa and #25 Michigan ... Led the way for 289 rushing yards and three rushing TDs against #5 Wisconsin ... Part of an offensive line that didn't allow a sack against #21 Penn State ... Paved the way for 288 rushing yards at Indiana, including 214 by Rashard Mendenhall, the most by an Illini runner since 1998 ... Led the way for 508 total yards and 378 rushing yards at Syracuse, Illinois' most rushing yards since 1998 ... Part of an offensive line that didn't allow a sack at Syracuse ... Helped pave the way for 277 rushing yards and three touchdowns against Western Illinois ... Protected for 316 passing yards against Mizzou, the best Illini aerial performance since Sept. 20, 2003, against Cal.

    2006: Started and played in all 12 games at left guard ... Rushing offense finished first in the Big Ten and 10th in the nation with an average per game of 188.8 yards ... The 5.2 yards per carry led the conference and were fifth-highest in the nation ... Team rushed for 2,266 yards, the most since the 1973 season and the average was highest since 1978 ... Offense rushed for over 200 yards on seven different occasions ... Team rushed for 214 yards vs. Northwestern ... Blocked for team to rush for 316 yards vs. Purdue ... Helped pave the way for 202 yards rushing against Penn State, which had been allowing just 85 yards per game ... Helped produce 211 rushing yards and a 2-of-2 red zone performance against Ohio ... Helped pave the way for 209 rushing yards vs. Indiana ... Helped produce 252 rushing yards and a 3-of-3 red zone performance at Michigan State ... Helped pave the way for 345 yards rushing and a 5-of-5 red zone performance that resulted in five touchdowns against Eastern Illinois ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2005: Started 10 games at left guard ... Was in on 625 offensive snaps and 33 special teams plays ... Led the Illini to a perfect 18-for-18 in the red zone through the first four games ... Blocked for two 200-yard rushing games vs. Rutgers and San Jose State ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    2004: Earned Freshman All-America honors by Rivals.com ... Also named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team ... Started the final 10 games of the year and played all but five offensive snaps on the year at left guard ... Tallied 70 pancake blocks while allowing only one sack and seven pressures ... Part of an offensive line that paved the way for the Illini to rush for 1,699 yards and a 5.6 yard per attempt average.

    2003: Redshirted.

    High School: Earned Parade All-America honors and was named top offensive lineman in country ... Top-100 recruit according to Chicago Sun-Times ... PrepStar Dream Team member and All-American ... Named Top-100 recruit and second-best offensive lineman nationally by Rivals.com ... Recorded 55 pancake blocks as a senior ... A two-time All-State and All-Conference selection ... Made the Sun-Times Top-100 Chicago Area recruit list ... Named a first-team Riddell All-American ... Earned West Suburban Gold Conference Player of the Year honors ... Also garnered conference lineman of the year accolades ... SuperPrep All-Region selection ... Earned three varsity letters for football and three for the track team ... High school coach was John Belskis.

    Personal: Full given name is Martin Edward O'Donnell ... Born Dec. 9, 1984 ... Son of Michael and Pamela O'Donnell ... Graduated in May of 2007 with a degree in history and speech communications ... Will be working on his master's degree in human resource education ...?Biggest thrill in sports was winning the 2001 8A state championship at Memorial Stadium ... Lists favorite athlete as former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis ... Was an honor roll student every year in high school with a 4.0-plus GPA ... Plans to be a high school coach and history teacher upon graduation ... Was a member of Athletes Committed to Excellence.


    Career Highs:

    Tackles: 1, twice (last time vs. Michigan 10/16/04)


    O'Donnell's Game-By-Game Statistics:

    2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 13

    2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 12

    2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2005 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 10

    2005 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2004 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 11

    2004 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 1 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 1 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 2 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    updated 2/08

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