Danny  O'Brien

95Danny O'Brien

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Flint, Mich.

High School:
Powers Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 301

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

CAREER HIGHS

  • Tackles - 5 at Vanderbilt, 11/29/14
  • Tackle For Loss - 1.5 vs. Missouri, 11/22/14
  • Sacks - 1, four times, last vs. North Texas, 11/14/15

2016 - R-SENIOR

  • 2016 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 4/4
  • Made two tackles, one TFL in win vs. Florida (9/24)
  • Had two tackles and one batted ball vs. Ohio (9/17)
  • Made two tackles, one TFL vs. Virginia Tech (9/10)
  • Started at DT in season opener vs. App State (9/1), making two tackles

2015 - R-JUNIOR

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2015 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 11/1
  • In fourth year in the program, playing at defensive tackle, seeing action in 11 games, making 14 tackles with two sacks and 3.0 TFL
  • Suspended for violation of team rules & policies on Sept. 9, reinstated on Sept. 21
  • Had a TFL in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), helped Vols to Hockey Challenge win at Tampa Bay Lightning game during Outback Bowl week, scoring three goals
  • Two tackles and a pass break-ups in season-finale win over Vanderbilt (11/28)
  • Season-best three tackles including a sack for a TFL vs. North Texas (11/14)
  • Two tackles in win over South Carolina (11/7)
  • Started 2015 opener, making two tackles, including a 7-yard sack

2014 - R-SOPHOMORE

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 13/12
  • Starting at nose tackle in third year in program, starting 12 games, making 23 tackles with 4.5 TFLs and a sack
  • Had 15 tackles over last five games after eight tackles in first eight games
  • Two tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
  • Career-high five tackles including a TFL in win over Vanderbilt (11/29)
  • Had a sack as part of 1.5 TFLs and three tackles vs. #19 Missouri (11/22)
  • Three tackles in win at South Carolina (11/1)
  • Four tackles with a TFL at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
  • First-career start for Vols vs. Utah State (8/31), made one tackle for a TFL

2013 - R-FRESHMAN

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2013 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/0
  • Backup nose tackle, made 12 tackles in 12 games
  • Two tackles at #10 Missouri (11/2), vs. #7 Auburn (11/9) and vs. Vanderbilt (11/23)
  • Three tackles including first career sack for four yards vs. #11 South Carolina (10/19)
  • Made college debut vs. Austin Peay (8/31) and made first career tackle on a 3-yard TFL

2012 - FRESHMAN

  • Redshirt season, did not play as a freshman

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 247sports: 4-star (No. 23 overall defensive tackle, No. 6 prospect in Michigan)
  • ESPN: 3-star (No. 59 overall defensive tackle, No. 13 prospect in Michigan)
  • Rivals: 4-star (No. 161 overall, No. 12 overall defensive tackle, No. 2 prospect in Michigan)
  • Scout: 4-star (No. 18 overall defensive tackle)
  • All-state defensive tackle as a senior at Powers
  • Helped Luke M. Powers Catholic High School in Flint, Michigan to the 2011 Division 5 State Championship
  • Made 48 tackles including six sacks as a senior with the Chargers
  • Also scored three rushing touchdowns
  • As a junior, racked up 63 tackles including seven tackles for loss
  • Also recovered three fumbles in 2010
  • Coach at Powers: Jim Neuman

PERSONAL

  • Full Name: Daniel Kelly O'Brien
  • Born on October 13, 1993
  • Son of Irma and Kelly O'Brien
  • Majoring in Arts and Sciences
  • Recipient of the Mack Dove Athletic Scholarship
  • Recipient of David Keith Athletic Endowment
 

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