Played in all 12 games and had 10 starts at left tackle... earned second varsity letter... named Academic All-Big Ten.
Started eight games in 2010 at left tackle ... earned first varsity letter.
A 2009 graduate of Mahtomedi High School (Minn.) ... helped lead the Mahotmedi Zephyrs to a Class 4A state runner-up finish as a junior in 2007 ... earned 2008 first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Football Coaches Association ... also earned all-metro honors from the Minneapolis Star Tribune ... was named honorable mention all-state by the Associated Press following his junior season ... was a three-year starter for the Zephyrs ... anchored an offensive line that paved the way for a back-to-back 2,000-yard rusher ... three-year letterwinner for the Zephyrs ... named his team's most valuable lineman as a junior and senior ... served as a team captain in 2008 ... coached by Dave Muetzel.
Born October 5, 1990 ... son of Ed and Kelly Olson ... business and marketing education major ... following his father's footsteps at Minnesota ... Ed Sr. played for the Gophers from 1980-82 ... played in the 2007 Prep Bowl, alongside his brother Tom, who was a member of the Gophers' 2011 recruiting class.
08/14/2013 - OTHER MINNESOTA PROSPECTS TO WATCH: OT Ed Olson (6-6, 310, 5.37)...A 24-game starter at left tackle, Olson was limited last year due to injury. Big, strong lineman with ideal length, who plays with a nasty streak, exhibiting power on contact and good technique. Considering range limitations, may be a better fit at guard at the next level. Will have a chance to put a full season together and earn interest from NFL scouts as a senior. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com