Kevin William O’Connell Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Minnesota Vikings

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Kevin William O’Connell Biography

Kevin William O’Connell, nicknamed “KOC”, is an American former player and a  football coach who is the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. O’Connell was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft and played quarterback at San Diego State University.

Kevin William O’Connell Age

Kevin was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, on 25 May 1985. He is 38 years old.

Kevin William O’Connell Height

O’Connell stands at a height of 1.96 m tall.

Kevin William O’Connell Education

O’Connell graduated with a degree in political science from the University of San Diego State in December 2007. At SDSU, where Kevin was a four-year team captain and ranked first in school history in career rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns among quarterbacks.

Kevin William O’Connell Family

William was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States to his caring and loving parents Bill O’Connell and Suzanne O’Connell. His father is a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent.

Kevin William O’Connell Wife

He is married to his pretty wife Leah. She was born in Independence, Mo. The couple has four good-looking children.

Kevin William O’Connell Children

William and Leah are proud parents of four good-looking children.

Kevin William O’Connell Salary

Kevin receives an average salary of $616,375.

Kevin William O’Connell’s Net worth

O’Connell has an approximate net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.

Kevin William O’Connell Career

At SDSU, where Kevin was a four-year team captain ranked first in school history in career rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns among quarterbacks in 2007. O’Connell played in both the 2008 East-West Shrine Game and the 2008 Hula Bowl. In the 2008 Hula Bowl, He was the Kai team quarterback where he led the offense and was one of the Kai team’s only bright spots.

At the 2008 NFL Combine, William ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds only University of San Diego quarterback Josh Johnson had a faster time. The New England Patriots of the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft selected O’Connell with their third pick (94th overall).

Kevin on August 30, 2009, two days after a preseason game in which starting quarterback Tom Brady was injured was waived by the Patriots, and, in the second half, He threw two interceptions and on 10 attempts only threw 3 completions. On September 1, 2009, O’Connell was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions. The Lions on September 6, 2009, traded William to the New York Jets, for a 7th-round 2011 draft pick.

On August 31, 2010, New York released Kevin O’Connell. Following his departure, He found that during the preseason he had a torn labrum in his throwing arm, an injury he sustained. The injury required surgery. Following his release, the New York Jets re-signed Him to a two-year deal. William had been placed on the injured reserve list. On July 29, 2011, He was later released again.

On August 5, 2011, Kevin signed with the Miami Dolphins, but on September 3, was waived. On September 4, 2011, He was claimed off waivers by the Jets. On July 29, 2012, O’Connell was signed to serve as an emergency backup in the Chargers’ practices by the San Diego Chargers with Charlie Whitehurst suffering an injury and Kyle Boller announcing his retirement from the league. On February 17, 2015, it was announced that William was named to the position of quarterbacks coach of the Cleveland Browns for the 2015 NFL season.

On February 26, 2016, O’Connell was hired to the offensive staff of the San Francisco 49ers. On January 20, 2017, Kevin was hired as the Washington Redskins’ quarterbacks coach, working under head coach Jay Gruden. In 2019, under head coach Bill Callahan, William was promoted to offensive coordinator. After the 2019-2020 regular season’s end, He was not retained by the incoming new head coach, Ron Rivera.

On January 16, 2020, Kevin was hired as offensive coordinator by the Los Angeles Rams. In His second season with the Rams, their offense ranked 2nd best in receiving 5th highest in total yards (4,893), 8th best in total touchdowns (63), touchdowns (41), and the team won Super Bowl LVI (defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20).

On February 16, 2022, just three days after his Super Bowl LVI victory, William was hired as the 10th head coach in their franchise history by the Minnesota Vikings. He won his first game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 of the 2022 season by a score of 23-7 as head coach.

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