- United States
- Windsor, CO
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
Post-OSU Update: Joey O’Connor transferred to Colorado State after his freshman year at Ohio State, a year where he suffered a knee injury. He never played for the Rams, partly due to another knee surgery. (updated: Nov. 2023)
Weight: 305 (2012)
High School: Joey O’Connor was the No. 12 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and a four-star recruit … he was a starter on the offensive line for four years at Windsor High School, earning all-state honors as a junior and senior … he learned about physical, aggressive play first by playing hockey for 11 years … even considered moving to Canada before his freshman season in high school to pursue a career in that sport … Colorado’s 2011 state 3A player of the year was a force on the line … an Under Armour All-American who was the No. 1 player in Colorado according to ESPNU and the No. 2 player by the Denver Post and Rivals.com, O’Connor just missed a Top 100 ranking by Rivals.com (102) … a SuperPrep all-Midlands selection … he capped his career by helping coach Chris Jones’ Wizards
team win the 2011 state championship … the student body president at Windsor High.
Personal: The son of Ann and Joe O’Connor … he is believed to be the first football recruit from Colorado to sign a letter of intent with Ohio State since Chris Sanders, from Denver’s Montbello H.S., did in 1990.