Towering T from Canadian college ranks looks for first game action in 2012 after spending his rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... Named twice for All-Canadian honors and was ranked as a top 10 Canadian Football League prospect before opting to make an NFL bid ... Closed his college career with a south-of-the-border berth in 2010 season East-West Shrine Game.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as a college free agent on 7-28-11 ... Waived on 9-3-11, then signed 9-4-11 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals offseason roster on 1-9-12.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Played in all four preseason games ... Spent regular season on Bengals practice squad.
COLLEGE: Attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada ... Played in every game in his four seasons (2007-10) with the Gaels ... Helped team win Vanier Cup championship in 2009.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Kingston, Ontario ... Attended Holy Cross Secondary School.NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: O’Donnell did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2011 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that year.
When the Bengals’ 30-0 victory in Cleveland last Sunday hit half the nation’s homes, Corey Dillon caught some of Jeremy Hill’s act in between driving the kids and driving the golf ball in Malibu, Calif., and the club’s all-time leading rusher approved.