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#25 Paki O'Meara

Height 5-11
Weight 210 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Washington

2010 Honors – – Named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Eastern Illinois . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, Special Teams . . . 2010 – – saw action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois . . . recorded blocked punt in opening period and scored on 42-yard return . . . also had four rushing attempts for 34 yards . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . rushed six times for 22 yards, with a long of nine yards . . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 45-0 win over Ball State due to injury . . . did not see action in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . returned to action in 38-28 win at Michigan, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, but had no statistics.

2009 Honors – – Hustle Team Award, Special Teams . . . 2009 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with one start . . . rushed 16 times for 35 yards and had one pass reception for 14 yards . . . also collected five tackles as key contributor on special teams . . . started at running back in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . rushed nine times for 16 yards and had two KO returns for 33 yards vs. UNI . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . one rushing attempt for nine yards at ISU . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 30-28 win over Michigan, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action on special teams in 20-10 win at Wisconsin, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 15-13 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . two yards on two rushing attempts and 14 yards on one pass reception in win over Hoosiers . . . saw action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern, with three rushing attempts for six yards . . . saw action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . had one rushing attempt for two yards and one assisted tackle on special teams vs. Gophers . . . saw action in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, but had no statistics.

2008 – – Listed as first team running back following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . had seven rushing attempts for 23 yards vs. Maine, including a one-yard run for first career touchdown . . . gained 27 yards on two pass receptions and had one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . rushed three times for 20 yards vs. FIU, including a 17-yard scoring run in the first quarter . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . two rushing attempts for three yards vs. ISU . . . saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . one rushing attempt for minus three yards and one pass reception for six yards at Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State due to injury . . . did not see action in 45-9 win at Indiana due to injury . . . returned to action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . rushed for four yards on two carries vs, the Badgers . . . contributed a blocked punt on special teams, which led to an Iowa touchdown, and also recorded one solo tackle . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois, recording one kickoff return for 17 yards . . . saw action on special teams in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, recording one KO return for 14 yards . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . six rushing attempts for 15 yards at Minnesota, while also seeing action on special teams . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics.

2007 Honors – – Hustle Team Award, special teams . . . 2007 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action on special teams in opening win over Northern Illinois, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win over Syracuse, recording two solo tackles and one assist on special teams . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in double OT win over Michigan State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action on special teams in win at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Western Michigan, but recorded no statistics.

2006 – – Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-state honors as a senior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . team captain . . . Career – – holds school records for rushing yards in a game (349 yards), longest interception return (100 yards), kick-off return touchdowns (three) and longest kickoff return (95 yards) . . . earned two letters in football as running back and defensive back . . . lettered four years for prep soccer team.

Personal – – Born 4/21/88 in Wilmington, NC . . . Anthropology major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Taufau and Tim O’Meara . . . one of four players from Cedar Rapids on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as OL Rob Bruggeman and LB Gavin McGrath . . . high school coach was Paul James.

Career Rushing Bests
Attempts: 9 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/05/09
Yards: 23 vs. Maine, 8/30/08
Touchdowns: 1, twice, last vs. FL International, 9/06/08
Long: 17 vs. FL International, 9/06/08

Career Receiving Bests
Catches: 2 vs. Maine, 8/30/08
Yards: 27 vs. Maine, 8/30/08
Long: 20 vs. Maine, 8/30/08

Career Statistics

Rushing No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 0 0 0.0 0 – –
Sophomore 21 62 3.0 2 17
Junior 16 35 2.2 0 9
Senior 10 56 5.6 0 10
Career 47 153 3.3 2 17

 

Receiving  No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 0 0 0.0 0 – –
Sophomore 3 33 11.0 0 20
Junior 1 14 14.0 0 14
Senior 0 0 0.0 0 – –
Career 4 47 11.8 0 20

 

KO Returns  No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 0 0 0.0 0 – –
Sophomore 2 31 15.5 0 17
Junior 2 33 16.5 0 17
Senior 0 0 0.0 0 – –
Career 4 64 16.0 0 17