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In which BracketCat counts down the 66th day until kickoff with a profile of defensive lineman Logan O'Dea.


#66 Logan O'Dea
Redshirt Sophomore
5-10 | 260
Wellsville, Kan.


Position: Defensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Walk-On

Logan Patrick O'Dea (b. Feb. 8, 1994) is a walk-on defensive tackle who redshirted in 2012 and did not see any game action in 2013. He is unlikely to see any playing time this season, either, given our depth.

He had one tackle of Glenn Gronkowski for the White team in the 2013 spring game and a sack of Jake Waters for the same team in the 2014 spring exhibition.

O'Dea, who likely will be on the scout team, was a four-year starter for Wellsville High School under head coach Mark Luedtke. He led the Eagles to a 10-1 record in 2011 and was named Kansas 3A Defensive Player of the Year.

O'Dea was a first-team all-state pick as both an offensive and defensive lineman. He totaled 137 tackles, which led all the defensive linemen in the state. He also carded 27 tackles for loss and five sacks during the 2011 campaign.

He was selected to participate in the 2012 Kansas Shrine Bowl. Additionally, O'Dea was a two-time state medalist in discus and also medaled in the shot put, setting league records in both events.

O'Dea also lettered in basketball, and he was the 2012 Kansas Class 3A powerlifting champion and set the state record in bench press. He earned a 4.0 grade-point average and was named the class valedictorian.