Ben Olson Athlete Profile

Ben Olson

Ben Olson
Position: Quarterback Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 Roster Years: 2002 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA Last School: Thousand Oaks High School

Personal

A native of Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... parents are Rick and Annie Olson ...

At BYU

2002: Listed by Street and Smith's and Athlon as the top high-school recruit in the MWC ... Phil Steele's College Football Preview ranks Olsen as the top quarterback prospect in the country.

Before BYU

Listed as the top-rated high school quarterback in the country ... ranked as the top high school prospect at any position by SuperPrep ... a First-Team All-CIF performer ... led Thousand Oaks to a second-round appearance in the California High School playoffs ... a USA Today First-Team All-American ... a Parade All-American... led Thousand Oaks High School to the state quarterfinals... threw for 2,989 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior... holds three single-game records at Thousand Oaks HS, including longest pass play (86 yards), most touchdowns (6) and most yards passing (497)... holds single season records for most yards passing (2,913) and most touchdown completions (32)... also holds career records for most pass attempts (702), most completions (421), passing yards (6,401) and touchdown completions (54)... named Marmonte League Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior... earned Ventura County Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors... named CIF Div-IV Offensive Player of the Year... recognized as the Sports Illustrated Old Spice Athlete of the Month (September, 2001).




2002 | Freshman Year

Listed by Street and Smith's and Athlon as the top high-school recruit in the MWC ... Phil Steele's College Football Preview ranks Olsen as the top quarterback prospect in the country.