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poses for a portrait at the NovaCare Complex on April 26, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles)

Joseph O'Pella

Associate Athletic Trainer


Joseph O'Pella is entering his 16th overall season as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles' athletic training staff. He was promoted to associate athletic trainer during the 2018 offseason.

Before he was elevated to his current post, O'Pella spent six seasons (2012-17) as an assistant athletic trainer with the Eagles. Prior to that, he was one of the club's athletic training assistants from 2010-11 and a seasonal athletic training intern from 2008-09.

As an assistant on one of the finest training staffs in professional sports, O'Pella was a member of a department that was recognized by their peers as the NFL's top training staff following the 2010 season.

Prior to joining the Eagles, O'Pella studied at California University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and received a master's degree in exercise physiology with a concentration in injury prevention and performance enhancement. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in rehab science with a concentration in athletic training.

A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), O'Pella also belongs to the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) and Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society (PATS).

O'Pella and his wife, Kelly, reside in Havertown, PA, with their twin sons, Joseph and Brock.