Hoyas' PL-leading scoring defense matches up with Rams' PL-leading scoring offense
Alfieri earns honor for second time after 18-tackle performance
2008: A starter at linebacker in all 10 games ... Finished sixth on the team in tackles with 39 stops ... Had 11 solo tackles and 28 assists ... Also had three tackles-for-loss, one sack and one pass breakup ... Finished the season with five games with at least three tackles ... Registered a career-high 10 tackles against Holy Cross and added two tackles-for-loss ... Had nine tackles at Lafayette ... Registered six tackles, one a quarterback sack, against Penn ... Also had six tackles against Penn.
2007: Appeared in six games last season, mainly as a reserve linebacker ... Finished the season with 17 tackles and one pass breakup ... Had at least two tackles in five different games ... Had two stops apiece against Fordham and Colgate ... Picked up three tackles at Bucknell ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup at Marist ... Registered a career-high six tackles at Lehigh.
High School: Played football and baseball at Penncrest .. Captained football team for two years ... The Proctor & Gamble/Red Zone Player of the Year in 2006 ... A Maxwell Football Club Honoree in 2006, being recognized as one of the top-50 players in a tri-state area ... Scholar-Athlete Award recipient from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame ... Named all-county and all-league in 2005 and 2006 ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2006 ... Recipient of the Mini Maxwell Award and the Phil Merion Courageous Player Award in 2006 ... Ran for 2,042 yards in his career and had 251 yards receiving ... Registered 341 tackles ... Ran for a career-high 1,053 yards as a senior ... Had a career-best 142 tackles as a junior ... Played in the East-West All-Star Game and the Hero Bowl in 2006.
Personal: Born on October 10, 1985 ... The son of Charles and Marie O'Donnell ... Has a sister, Erin, and a brother, Michael, who plays football at Dickinson College ... His cousin, Tom Elliott, plays baseball at Georgetown ... Plans on majoring in business.