2017 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut when he started at right guard against Buffalo • blocked for an offense that passed for 239 yards and rushed for 169 yards • played both guard and center at Oregon State and blocked for an offense that scored 48 points (most on the road for Minnesota since scoring 49 at Northwestern in 1980) and also rushed 58 times (most since team rushed 59 times against Iowa in 2014) for 253 yards (most against an FBS opponent since rushing for 326 yards at Purdue in 2015) and five touchdowns (most since rushing for five against Illinois and Purdue in 2016) • started at center against Middle Tennessee and blocked for two 100-yard backs in Rodney Smith and Kobe McCrary • started at center and blocked for an offense that passed for 229 yards against Maryland • started at center at Purdue • started at guard against Michigan State and helped provide coverage for team to pass for 216 yards and three touchdowns.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Monticello High School • played along both the offensive and defensive line and led the Magic to a 10-2 overall record and a 9-1 mark in conference play in 2015 • named Associated Press First Team All-State as an offensive lineman • as a senior, blocked for an offense that averaged 39.6 points per game, including six games over 40 points • paved the way for the state's fourth-highest rushing attack • coached by Jason Telecky • also lettered in track • ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and ESPN • 247Sports and ESPN ranked him as the No. 12 prospect in the state, while Rivals had him at No. 13 • Scout listed him as the No. 1 guard in Minnesota, No. 7 guard in the Midwest and the No. 33 guard in the nation, while 247Sports had him at No. 48 at his position • 247Sports tabbed him as the No. 1 guard in the state, while ESPN had him as the No. 3 offensive lineman prospect in Minnesota and Rivals listed him at No. 4.
PERSONAL: Born May 18, 1998 • son of Tim and Isabelle Olson • has one brother (Birk) and one sister (Isabelle) • brother Birk is a senior linebacker at Princeton.
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