2017 NFL Draft

Mike Olson, OLB

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 221 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Played in and started 11 games on the year ... Finished second on the team with 78 total tackles, including 39 solo stops ... Also had 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three QB hurries, two pass breakups and an interception ... Ranked 16th in the ACC with 7.1 tackles per game ... Member of the kickoff return and punt units ... Opened the season with nine tackles, including four solo, vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup vs. North Carolina (Sept. 8) ... Made six tackles, including four solo, at Florida State (Feb. 15) ... Led the team with a 12 tackles, including a season-high six solo and one for loss, vs. Army (Sept. 22) ... Had a season-high 13 tackles, including one for loss, to go along with a QB hurry vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Had seven tackles and a pass breakup at Virginia (Oct. 20) ... Recorded eight tackles, including three solo stops, vs. Clemson (Oct. 25) ... Made his first career interception, assisted on a tackle for loss and had two tackles vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... Had seven tackles and a QB hurry at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Made six tackles, including four solo, and had a QB hurry at Notre Dame (Nov. 17) ... Recorded four solo tackles vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 24).
2011 Season
Played in 12 games and made three starts ... Finished the season with 57 tackles to rank eighth on the team ... Had 32 solo stops and 6.0 tackles for loss ... Also tied for the team lead and ranked fifth in the ACC with two fumble recoveries ... Key special teams contributor who saw action on the kickoff, kickoff return, punt and punt return units ... Ranked third on the team with nine special teams tackles ... Featured on ESPN's GameDay on Sept. 10, highlighting the story of his father who was stationed in the Pentagon and survived the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 ... Had two tackles and a fumble recovery in the season opener at Syracuse (Sept. 1) ... Made four tackles, including three solo, vs. NC State (Sept. 10) ... Made three solo tackles, including two for loss vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Collected a season-high seven stops at Boston College (Oct. 1) ... Made five tackles, including one for loss, vs. Florida State (Oct. 8) ... Tied his season-high with seven tackles vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 15).Recorded five tackles at Duke (Oct. 22) ... Picked up his second fumble recovery of the season at North Carolina (Oct. 29) ... Tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including one for loss vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 5) ... Moved into the starting lineup at Clemson (Nov. 12) and started the final three games of the regular season ... Had six tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Clemson ... Had seven tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Maryland (Nov. 19) ... Missed the Music City Bowl (Dec. 30) after spraining an ankle in practice two days prior to the game.
2010 Season
Played in all 12 games in earning his first varsity letter ... Finished ninth on the club with 42 tackles ... Came on strong at the end of the season ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles against both Boston College (Nov. 6) and Clemson (Nov. 20) ... Made six tackles vs. NC State (Nov. 13) ... Had five tackles including two sacks for a loss of 23 yards at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27) ... Also had a half-sack against Navy (Oct. 9) ... A regular on the punt coverage, kickoff coverage and kickoff return squads ... Tied for the team lead with 11 special teams tackles.
2009 Season
High School
A 2009 graduate of Stone Bridge (Va.) High School ... First team All-Met by the Washington Post and first team VHSL all-state pick in 2008 ... Second team all-state by the AP as a junior ... First team All-Liberty District and All-Northern Region in 2008 ... Liberty District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Led Stone Bridge on defense in 2008 with 112 tackles, five sacks, two fumble returns and two interceptions as a senior ... Was the Stone Bridge Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Named to the Washington Post Loudoun All-Extra team in 2007 ... First team all-region honors in 2007 ... Had 103 tackles and four sacks as a junior ... Holds school records for the most first hits in a game (20) and in a season (83) ... Helped Stone Bridge to a 38-3 record over the last three years ... Also an accomplished high school wrestler ... Rated the No. 37 football prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep.com ... The No. 40 weakside linebacker prospect by Scout.com ... Recruited by Brad Lambert.
Majoring in communication ... Son of Thomas and Jackie Olson ... Born November 16, 1990.

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