Born in Afton, Wyo., one of seven chilren (four sons and two daughters) of Melvin and Wilda Olson ... Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Texas (1967-69)
Was an all-state fullback and linebacker at Star Valley High for two years (1962-63) ... also was an all-star basketball player as a senior ... coached by Lew Munsen.
Voted second team on the 15-year All-WAC football selections.
1963 | Freshman Year
Co-captain of freshman team along with Virgil Carter.
1964 | Sophomore Year
Played linebacker and center ... named second team All-WAC ... WAC lineman of the week in the season opener at Oregon.
1965 | Medical Redshirt Year
Had a knee injury in the spring.
1966 | Junior Year
Honorable mention Academic All-WAC.
1969 | Senior Year
Honorable mention All-America and first team All-Western Athletic Conference as a center ... co-captain.