Pat O’Connor joined the Duke football staff in July, 2012 and works in the capacity of defensive quality control. He spent the 2012 campaign as a Football Operations Assistant, working primarily with the Blue Devil defense.
O’Connor, a native of Exton, Pa., came to Durham after working as an assistant football coach and teaching aide at Downingtown (Pa.) East High School.
A 2010 graduate of Dickinson College with a degree in philosophy, O’Connor was a four-year letterman on the gridiron as a wide receiver and helped the Red Devils to 31 victories from 2006-09. He set school records for career pass receptions (167) and receiving yardage (2,548) and, as a junior, established Centennial Conference single-season records for receiving yards (1,324) and 100-yard receiving games (8). O’Connor’s 13 career 100-yard receiving games rank first in school history and second on the Centennial Conference all-time list.
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