OLSON'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Kentlake High, where he was coached by Mark Torgerson...played linebacker, tight end and on the offensive line...also played baseball and basketball...as a SOPHOMORE was named all-league honorable mention as a utility player on the baseball team...during JUNIOR season earned all-league honorable mention on the offensive line...team's most improved player...SENIOR year named to the All-State team on defense by the Tacoma News Tribune after earning All-South Puget Sound League first team honors on both offense and defense...made 144 tackles, including 10 TFLs and five sacks...also recovered three fumbles...SPSL North's top defensive lineman...a Seattle Times All-Area pick...All-State 4-A pick by Washington Prep Football Report and the Associated Press as a linebacker...earned All-Area and All-State team honors on defense...Kentlake's Mr. Defense...named a Red Chip Tier I recruit by the Seattle Times...also selected to the Super Prep Far West team.
OLSON'S WSU CAREER
FRESHMAN (2001-02): Redshirt season.
RS-FRESHMAN (2002-03): Games - 2...Starts - 0...saw his only action against Idaho and Montana State...switched to the offensive line in the middle of the season due to injuries, but has yet to see any action on offense.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Suffered an early season left knee sprain that sidelined him for the season.
RS-JUNIOR (2004-05): Games - 1...Starts - 0...did not play in the first two games, then pressed into action against Idaho because of injuries...made one tackle...development hampered by a right knee MCL sprain suffered in fall camp.
PERSONAL Bryan Jerrold Olson...born November 19, 1982 in Seattle, Wash...parents Durwood and Vicki Olson...father a crew chief, mother a para-educator...one brother Erik and one sister Mallorie...prep GPA of 3.35...Kent Rotary Student of the Month in Jan. 2001...interested in pursuing business and marketing at WSU...among the schools recruiting Olson were Washington, ASU, Oregon and OSU in the Pac-10...wants to major in marketing.