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Seth Olsen

Hometown:
Omaha, NE

High School:
Millard North HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 305

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
12/17/1985

Hawk-Item - - Selected to compete in 2009 East-West Shrine Game . . . one of four seniors named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . one of three juniors named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . one of four sophomores named to 2006 Leadership Group . . . one of two redshirt freshmen named to 2005 Leadership Group.

2008 Honors - - First team all-American by Rivals.com . . . second team all-American by the Sporting News . . . third team all-American by Phil Steele's College Football . . . honorable mention all-American by SI.com . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . first team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense.

2008 - - Listed as first team right guard following spring practice . . . started at right guard in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . started at right guard in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Illinois due to injury . . . started at right guard and played every offensive play in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 22-17 win over Purdue as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . started at right guard in 55-0 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as offense gained 328 yards total offense .

2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . Hustle Team Award, offense . . . 2007 - - Listed as first team right guard following spring practice . . . started at right tackle in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in loss at Iowa State . . . started at right tackle in loss at Wisconsin before moving over to play right guard for majority of the game . . . started at right guard in loss to Indiana at offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in loss at Penn State . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as offense rushed for 141 yards and gained 323 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in loss at Purdue . . . started at right tackle in double OT win over Michigan State as offense gained 230 yards rushing . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in win over Northwestern as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in win over Minnesota . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in loss to Western Michigan as offense gained 397 yards total offense.

2006 Honors - - Next Man in Award, offense.

2006 - - Listed as second team right guard following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . saw action in win over Iowa State as offense gained 410 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in win at Illinois for second career start . . . moved to right guard for entire second half . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . started at right guard in win over Purdue as offense posted season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . started at right guard in loss at Indiana at played every offensive down as offense gained 467 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in loss at Michigan . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in loss to Northwestern . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in loss to Wisconsin . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense in loss at Minnesota . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down as offense gained 363 yards total offense vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 Honors - - Big Ten Conference all-Freshman team by The Sporting News . . . 2005 - - listed as second team right guard following spring practice . . . saw action in opening win over Ball State as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle at Iowa State for first career start as offense gained 173 yards rushing . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 496 total yards . . . saw action at Ohio State . . . saw action in offensive line as offense rushed for 301 yards and gained 476 yards total offense . . . saw action in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535 total yards . . . saw action in offensive line in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense . . . saw action in offense line vs. Michigan as offense gained 427 yards total offense . . . saw action in offensive line at Northwestern as offense gained 492 yards total offense . . . saw action in offensive line at Wisconsin as offense gained 390 yards total offense . . . saw action in offensive line in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . saw action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida as offense gained 410 yards total offense.

2004 - - Redshirted.

High School honors - - Earned Parade and EA Sports All-American honors as a senior, along with first team all-state and all-metro laurels . . . named first team all-state and all-metro as a junior, as well as Student Sports Junior all-American . . . Career - - helped lead prep team to three-consecutive undefeated conference seasons and the 2003 Nebraska state championship . . . Millard North had a 36-2 record in his three years as a starter . . . as a senior, helped pave the way for a running game that averaged 473 yards per game . . . also played defensive tackle for three years, amassing 92 tackles (44 solo), nine tackles for loss and three QB sacks.

Personal - - Born 12/17/85 . . . Political Science major . . . his wife's name is Christi... parents are Brenda and Neil Olsen . . . high school coach was Fred Petito.

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