Chad Olsen
Chad  Olsen


Chico, Calif.

High School:
Pleasant Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 236




Harper, Olsen Receive CFPA Honors

Josh Harper and Chad Olsen recognized by the College Football Performance Awards for their games against UNLV


Bulldogs Top Rainbow Warriors

Fresno State 42, Hawai'i 14


Fresno State vs. UNLV (10/16/15)

Fresno State vs. UNLV (10/16/15)


Fall Camp (Aug. 22)

Fall Camp - Aug. 22 (Courtesy of Kiel Maddox)


Southern Utah at Fresno State (USA Today)

Fresno State defeats Southern Utah; photos by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Last updated on April 4, 2016

2015 (Sophomore): Played in 11-of-12 games on the year, missing the BYU game due to injury … started nine contests at tight end … caught 11 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns … averaged 12.1 yards per catch … his 31-yard touchdown catch in the season opener against Abilene Christian was the third longest by a Bulldog tight end in the last 10 years, trailing Marcel Jensen’s 32-yard touchdown catch in 2012 at Nevada and Bear Pascoe’s 75-yard TD against Hawai`i in 2006 … caught two total touchdown passes in that Abilene Christian game, his second career game with two TDs.

2014 (Freshman): All-Mountain West honorable mention selection, becoming the 11th true freshman in MW history to receive all-conference honors ... made five starts at tight end and played in all 14 games ... totaled 13 receptions for 150 yards and four touchdowns ... became the first Fresno State true freshman, wide receiver or tight end, to record four TDs receiving this century ... his four TDs tied all Bulldog tight ends for the second-most in Fresno State single-season history ... posted first career catch and touchdown on same play against Southern Utah on Sept. 20 ... caught four passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns at UNLV on Oct. 10 -- one of which was a 29-yard TD catch, the longest TD catch by a tight end since Bear Pascoe (75 yards) on Oct. 14, 2006 ... matched season-high of four receptions and set season-high for yards with 62 on Nov. 8 vs. San Jose State.

High School: Was a four-year varsity player for coach Mark Cooley at Pleasant Valley High School ... played tight end, linebacker and punter and as a senior in 2013 ... helped his team earn a spot in the CIF Northern Section Division I playoffs ... was named to the All-CIF Northern Section team in 2013 ... selected to both the offensive and defensive first-teams in the Eastern Athletic League in his senior year ... also played basketball for Pleasant Valley High School and was a member of the track & field team.

Personal: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... son of Gayle and Diane Olsen ... has a twin sister, Courtney ... mother played college volleyball at San Jose State and professionally in Spain ... pre-athletic training major.


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