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Mel Olson Athlete Profile

#50 Mel Olson

Mel Olson
Positions: Center, Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 Roster Years: 1963-1966 | 1969 Hometown: Afton, WY Last School: Star Valley High School


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)

Before BYU

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.