2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in seven games started six at left guard missed time with an injury earned his second 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 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 earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Saw action on special teams at USC, returning a kickoff for 16 yards saw special teams action vs. New Mexico State saw action on special teams in win over Miami (Ohio) returned two kicks for 21 yards vs. Redhawks saw action as reserve against North Dakota State made first career start at Purdue started his second consecutive game against Nebraska started Iowa game saw action as reserve against Wisconsin saw action as reserve 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 over Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Mahtomedi High School helped lead his 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 KARE11 and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune earned all-conference honors in each of his four seasons with the Zephyrs coached by Dave Muetzel.
PERSONAL: Tommy Olson was born Oct. 21, 1992 son of Ed and Kelly Olson his father was a three-time letterwinner for the Gophers from 1980-82 his older brother Ed is also an offensive lineman for the Gophers.