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Encyclopedia > Neil O'Donnell
Neil O'Donnell
Date of birth July 3, 1966
Place of birth Flag of United States Morristown, New Jersey
Position(s) Quarterback
College Maryland
NFL Draft 1990 / Round 3/ Pick 70
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1996-1997
1998
1999-2003
Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Jets
Cincinnati Bengals
Tennessee Titans

Neil Kennedy O'Donnell (born July 3, 1966 in Morristown, New Jersey) is a former AFC quarterback who played for 14 seasons from 1990 to 2003. He started in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, and was backup for the Tennessee Titans from 1999 to 2003. He played college football at the University of Maryland, College Park. July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: Military Capital of the Revolution Location of Morristown in Morris County (L); Location of Morris County in New Jersey (R) Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Morris Founded 1715 Incorporated 1865 Mayor Donald Cresitello (D; term ends December 31, 2009. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1990 NFL Draft Categories: | ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Nickname: Military Capital of the Revolution Location of Morristown in Morris County (L); Location of Morris County in New Jersey (R) Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Morris Founded 1715 Incorporated 1865 Mayor Donald Cresitello (D; term ends December 31, 2009. ... AFC is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: Automatic Fare Collection Aberdeen Football Club Air Force Cross Alabama Forestry Commission Alkaline fuel cell American Football Conference of the National Football League Arsenal Football Club Asian Football Confederation Association Football Club or Athletics and Football Club Australian... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ...


O'Donnell is best remembered for two passes which were intercepted because of incorrectly run routes and returned by Larry Brown to set up two very short Dallas Cowboys' touchdown drives in Super Bowl XXX. He also threw an interception on the game's final play. Larry Brown, Jr. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver, Silver, and White Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network...


Following the Super Bowl letdown, O'Donnell signed as a free agent with the Jets, where he was 0-6 in his first season as starter. He would play much better under new coach Bill Parcells the following year, 1997. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ...


In 1998, with the then 1-3 Bengals, O'Donnell threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Carl Pickens with 20 seconds remaining to score the winning touchdown against 3-1 Pittsburgh. It was one of the few highlights for the Bengals that year. Though O'Donnell's 90.2 passer rating was 6th among regular starting quarterbacks, the poor defense would not allow the team much success. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Carl Pickens (born March 23, 1970 in Murphy, North Carolina) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys. ...


From 1999 onwards, O'Donnell was Steve McNair's backup in Tennessee. He performed well, even leading the team to a Week 17 47-36 victory in Pittsburgh. He would be frequently released and re-signed during this period, as the Titans tried to control their salary cap. Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973 in Mount Olive, Mississippi) is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ...


O'Donnell was lured out of retirement in December 2003, when McNair and Billy Volek were injured. O'Donnell started the regular-season finale and was highly effective, completing 18-of-27 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Titans to a 33-13 victory over the Buccaneers. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John William Volek (born April 28, 1976 in Hemet, California) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for Tennessee Titans. ...


O'Donnell would retire after the season, this time for good. In 2004 he declined an offer to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers by Coach Bill Cowher after Tommy Maddox fell to injury. Rookie Ben Roethlisberger went on to lead the Steelers to a 15-1 record and an AFC Championship appearance. He now works as an analyst at WTVF, Nashville's CBS affiliate. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... WTVF, also known as NewsChannel5, is the CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 1362. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ...


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Preceded by
Bubby Brister
Pittsburgh Steelers Starting Quarterbacks
1992-1995
Succeeded by
Jim Miller
Preceded by
Boomer Esiason
New York Jets Starting Quarterbacks
1996-1997
Succeeded by
Vinny Testaverde
Preceded by
Jeff Blake
Cincinnati Bengals Starting Quarterbacks
1998
Succeeded by
Jeff Blake

 
 

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