O’Connell & Hackett

Sean O'Connell & Tom Hackett anchor ESPN 700's Afternoon Drive experience from 2pm to 6pm Monday-Friday.

Sean O'Connell joined the ESPN 700 Family in 2014, is a former University of Utah Football Player under Urban Meyer and a current member of the UFC fighting in the light heavyweight class and holds a 17-8 record overall. O.C. began is radio career in Salt Lake City in 2009 and spent a year working in the San Francisco Bay Area, before returning to join the ESPN 700 team. In addition to his athletic and on-air skills, O'Connell is a published science fiction author.

Hackett, a native of Melbourne, Australia, who starred at the University of Utah as a special teams standout, winning the prestigious NCAA Ray Guy Award in both 2014 and 2015 – was also a consensus All-American in those years, and a three-time All Pac-12 honoree (2013, 2014, 2015) after arriving in Utah from his native country. Hackett did spend the summer of 2016 with the New York Jets of the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent.


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