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Chad Olsen
Chad  Olsen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chico, Calif.

High School:
Pleasant Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 236

Position:
TE

Experience:
2nd


10/13/2014

Harper, Olsen Receive CFPA Honors

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

09/20/2014

Southern Utah at Fresno State (USA Today)

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

Last updated on June 29, 2015

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 ties 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 career-high of four receptions and set career-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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