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.
Mike Zimmer, the defensive coordinator who has an HBO vocabulary to go along with a Best of NFL Films résumé, is making his third appearance on the Emmy Award-winning Hard Knocks.
HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Cincinnati Bengals team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE CINCINNATI BENGALS debuts in August.
Cincinnati's NBC television affiliate, WLWT (Channel 5), will have local broadcast rights for all four Bengals prime-time games in 2013.