High School: 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.
Personal: Son of Tim and Mary O’Connell ... Has not yet declared a major.