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Matthew
O'Donnell
#66 Offensive Lineman
Matthew
O'Donnell
#66 Offensive Lineman
Height 6'11
Weight 350 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1989-03-26 (32)
Born Comox, BC
School Queen's (Can)
Status NAT

NEED TO KNOW:

  • Acquired: Trade with Saskatchewan (Sept. 5, 2012)
  • Contract(s): Signed (Sept. 17, 2012); Re-signed (Sept. 9, 2015); Re-signed (March 6, 2017); Re-signed (June 24, 2021)
  • CFL experience (Elks): 9 (9)
  • College: Queen’s University (2007-10)
  • Highlights:
    • Spent parts of 2011, 2012, and 2015 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals
    • Part of Edmonton’s 2015 Grey Cup championship
    • Tried out with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics during 2011
    • Drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the second round (15th overall) in the 2011 CFL Draft
    • 2009 Vanier Cup champion
    • Two-time First Team All-Canadian (2009 and 2010)

YEAR-BY-YEAR:

  • 2019:(Edmonton) In 12 games (12 starts), O’Donnell played at right guard and left tackle…O’Donnell was named a CFL West Division All-Star…started at right guard for the East Semi-Final and Final. Member of the OL that gave up the least amount of sacks on the season. David Boone award recipient for outstanding community service.
  • 2018: (Edmonton) In 18 games (18 starts), O’Donnell played at right guard and left tackle. Most Outstanding Lineman Nominee (Team)
  • 2017: (Edmonton) In 18 games (18 starts), O’Donnell played at right guard in season and during the playoffs in the West Semi-Final and West Final…O’Donnell was named a CFL All-Star and earned the club’s nomination for the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award, as well as Most Outstanding Lineman Nominee (Team)…Most Outstanding Canadian Nominee (Team).  Member of the OL that gave up the least amount of sacks on the season
  • 2016:(Edmonton) In 18 games (17 starts), O’Donnell started at guard during the season and both the Eastern Semi-Final and Final.
  • 2015: (Edmonton) O’Donnell played in eight games (eight starts) at left and right guard…He started the West Final and Grey Cup at right guard.
  • 2014:(Edmonton) In 18 games, O’Donnell started 15 games at right guard and saw action at right tackle…He started at right guard in the West Semi-Final against Saskatchewan and the West Final against Calgary.
  • 2013: (Edmonton) In 18 games (18 starts), O’Donnell started eight games at left guard and 10 games at right tackle…He was the club’s nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman.
  • 2012: (Edmonton) Signed on Sept. 17, 2012, after his rights were traded to Edmonton from Saskatchewan along with a fourth-round pick in the 2013 CFL Draft in exchange for import wide receiver Greg Carr and a fifth-round pick in the 2013 CFL Draft…Played six games (one start)…On October 13, he stepped in as long snapper for the second half when Ryan King sustained an injury and recorded a special teams tackle…He started the East Semi-Final.

Seasons

Offence

YEAR TEAM GP
2017
EDM 18
2018
EDM 18
2019
EDM 12
2021
EDM 14
Total
62

Game Log

Offence

DATE WEEK OPP
08-07
1 OTT
08-14
2 MTL
08-19
3 BC
11-16
16 TOR
09-06
5 CGY
09-11
6 CGY
09-18
7 WPG
09-28
9 OTT
10-08
10 WPG
10-15
11 WPG
10-29
13 HAM
11-05
14 SSK
11-13
15 SSK
11-19
16 BC
Total