AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009:
• Did not see any varsity action.
• Played for head coach Gary Doherty at Framingham High School.
• Totaled 102 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks during his senior season.
• Finished his career with 309 total tackles, five forced fumbles, five sacks and three interceptions.
• Named first team All-Bay State Conference following his senior year.
• Served as team captain in both 2007 and 2008.
• Three-time recipient of his team’s Khari Samuel Defensive Most Valuable Player award.
• Son of Tim and Mary O’Connell.
• Has not yet declared a major.