American Football Database
American Football Database
Born (1941-08-31) August 31, 1941 (age 80)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Position(s)Offensive guard
NFL Draft1964 / Round 3 / Pick 40
(By the Green Bay Packers)
Career highlights
AFL All-Star1965
HonorsAFL Champion, 1964 and 1965
* Pro Football Reference
AFL Buffalo Bills
NFL Buffalo Bills
Birmingham Americans
Birmingham Vulcans

Joseph Raymond O'Donnell (born August 31, 1941) is a former offensive lineman who played eight seasons for the Buffalo Bills in the American Football League and the National Football League. He was a part of the 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship teams. O'Donnell was an AFL Eastern Division All-Star in 1965. In 1974, he came out of retirement to play for the Birmingham Americans of the upstart World Football League.[1] He played for the WFL's Birmingham Vulcans in the 1975 season until the league collapsed, returning him to retirement from pro football.

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  1. Miller, Jeffrey J. (2007). Rockin' the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press. p. 497. ISBN 978-1-55022-797-0. "After a couple of years away from the games, [Joe] O'Donnell got the urge to play once more and signed with the Birmingham Americans of the World Football League, where he was reunited with former teammates [Paul] Costa and Edgar Chandler."

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