Tommy Olson
Tommy  Olson


Mahtomedi, Minn.

High School:
Mahtomedi HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 306


4 Letters

Communication Studies


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2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games at center • protected for an offense that rushed for 2,801 yards and 32 touchdowns • named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the coaches and media • shared Offensive Linemen of the Year honors with Zac Epping • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Started against Eastern Illinois and helped the Gophers rush for 182 yards and four touchdowns and pass for 144 yards and one touchdown • paved the way for Minnesota to rush for 284 yards, including a career-high 220 by David Cobb, against Middle Tennessee • started at TCU • protected for an offense that rushed for 380 yards against San Jose State • provided protection for an offense that rushed for 206 yards and passed for 167 yards at Michigan • helped team average 5.1 yards-per-play against Northwestern • protected for an offense that scored 39 points, rushed for 285 yards and passed for 165 yards against Purdue • helped protect for an offense that passed for 240 yards and rushed for 171 yards at Illinois • proctected for an offense that rushed for 291 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 131 yards and four touchdowns against Iowa • helped Minnesota rush for 218 yards against Ohio State • blocked for an offense that rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns at Nebraska • started at Wisconsin as team rushed for 177 yards • protected for an offense that passed for 267 yards and one touchdown against Missouri.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Moved from guard to center prior to the season • played in 13 games and started the last four of the season at center for the injured Jon Christenson • returned three kickoffs for 30 yards • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action against UNLV, at New Mexico State and against Western Illinois • played on special teams against San Jose State and Iowa • returned three kickoffs at Michigan for 30 yards and competed at Northwestern • played on special teams against Nebraska • replaced an injured Jon Christenson at center at Indiana and helped protect for an offense that totaled 573 yards • started against Penn State and helped team generate 381 yards of offense • started against Wisconsin and at Michigan State where he helped the Gophers become the second team to rush for more than 100 yards (124 yards) against the Spartans • protected for a unit that passed for two touchdowns and garnered 350 yards of offense against Syracuse.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in seven games • started six at left guard • missed time with an injury • named Academic All-Big Ten. 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 • saw action as a reserve against Purdue and helped allow Minnesota to pass for 246 yards and three touchdowns.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 11 games with three starts at right guard at Purdue, against Nebraska and versus Iowa. Game-by-Game: Saw action on special teams at USC, returning a kickoff for 16 yards • saw special teams action vs. New Mexico State and in win against Miami (Ohio), where he returned two kicks for 21 yards • saw action as reserve against North Dakota State, Wisconsin and at Northwestern • part of an offensive line that paved the way for a season-high 269 yards rushing vs. the Wildcats • saw action as reserve in win against Illinois.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Mahtomedi High School • led team to a 10-3 record in 2010, advancing to the state semifinals • played in the Class 4A Prep Bowl as a freshman • team rushed for more than 270 yards per game and averaged more than six yards per carry • earned Second-Team All-America honors from Rivals.com • named Classic Suburban Conference Lineman of the Year named to the Minnesota Vikings 2010 All-State team • two-time Associated Press All-State honoree • two-time All-Metro selection by KARE-11 and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune • was all-conference in each of his four seasons • coached by Dave Muetzel.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 21, 1992 • son of Ed and Kelly Olson • father was a three-time letterwinner for the Gophers from 1980-82 • brother Ed played offensive line for the Gophers from 2010-14 and was a four-year letterwinner.




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