Kevin William O'Connell (born May 25, 1985 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American football quarterback who is currently a member of the New York Jets. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego State.
O'Connell has also been a member of the Detroit Lions.
The son of a former FBI agent, O'Connell spent his childhood years in Carlsbad, California, where he attended La Costa Canyon High School. At La Costa Canyon, O'Connell lettered in both football and basketball. In football, as a junior, he passed for 980 yards and seven touchdowns. As a senior, he was named his Team's Most Valuable Player, and selected to All-League, All-North County, and All-San Diego teams. In basketball, he was a two-year letterman, and a teammate of Arizona standout Chase Budinger. O'Connell graduated from La Costa Canyon in 2003.