2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in nine games, starting the first six and final three at left tackle missed four straight games in the middle of the season with an injury earned his third varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Provided protection at UNLV as Minnesota totaled a season-high 478 yards (209 rushing, 269 passing) helped pave the way for the Gophers to rush for a season-high 240 yards against New Hampshire part of a protection unit that allowed Minnesota to pass for 217 yards and four touchdowns vs. Western Michigan blocked for an offense that rushed for 222 yards vs. Texas Tech.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 12 games and had 10 starts at left tackle earned second varsity letter named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Started at left tackle in season-opener at USC helped produce offensive output of five yards per play vs. Trojans started at left tackle against New Mexico State and helped lead way to season-high 419 yards of total offense helped pave way for Gophers' 236 yards rushing in win over Miami (Ohio) started at left tackle against North Dakota State started at left tackle at Michigan started at left tackle at Purdue made 15th career start at left tackle vs. Nebraska started at left tackle vs. Iowa started at left tackle at Michigan State part of protection unit that allowed Gophers to pass for season-high 295 yards vs. Spartans started his 18th career game at left tackle vs. Wisconsin saw action as a reserve against Northwestern part of an offensive line that paved the way for a season-high 269 yards rushing vs. the Wildcats saw action at left tackle against Illinois.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Started eight games in 2010 at left tackle earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Earned the start in the season-opening, 24-17 win at Middle Tennessee State offense accounted for school record 45:34 of possession time,accounted for 27 first downs and 281 rushing yards vs. Blue Raiders started in losses to South Dakota, Southern California and Northern Illinois saw action in loss to Northwestern returned to starting lineup vs. Wisconsin, Purdue and Penn State saw action as a reserve vs. Ohio State started in the loss at Michigan State.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Mahtomedi High School helped lead the Mahotmedi Zephyrs to a Class 4A state runner-up finish as a junior in 2007 earned 2008 first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Football Coaches Association also earned all-metro honors from the Minneapolis Star Tribune was named honorable mention all-state by the Associated Press following his junior season was a three-year starter for the Zephyrs anchored an offensive line that paved the way for a back-to-back 2,000-yard rusher three-year letterwinner for the Zephyrs named his team's most valuable lineman as a junior and senior served as a team captain in 2008 coached by Dave Muetzel.
PERSONAL: Born October 5, 1990 son of Ed and Kelly Olson business and marketing education major following his father's footsteps at Minnesota Ed Sr. played for the Gophers from 1980-82 played in the 2007 Prep Bowl, alongside his younger brother Tom, who is also an offensive lineman for the Gophers.