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#82 Greg Olsen
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 252
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wayne, N.J.
High School: Wayne Hills HS
Player Bio: Greg Olsen
Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
Release: 07/25/2012

CAREER: Considered by many to be the best tight end in college football...Will be a strong candidate for All-America honors and the John Mackey Award...Superbly talented player who could be the best tight end in UM history...Coaches say he could be better than Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow Jr. or Bubba Franks...Excellent receiver on third down...In two seasons, has career totals of 47 receptions for 726 yards and five touchdowns, with a fine 15.4-yard average per catch...Took over as the starter as a sophomore in 2005...As a freshman in 2004, served as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Kevin Everett, the Buffalo Bills' third-round draft choice in 2005...Runs great routes and has superb hands...Tough competitor who still is a target when singled on a linebacker...Excellent blocker...Highly recruited player and Parade All-American in 2002 who transferred to Miami after a short stint at Notre Dame...As a high school senior, was one of three finalists for the Gatorade National Player of the Year, along with UM teammate Kyle Wright...Spent the 2003 season on the Hurricanes' scout team before suffering a shoulder injury...Has also served as team's long snapper for punts...Brother Christian is the starting quarterback for the University of Virginia...Criminology major.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-ACC selection...Second on the team with 31 receptions for 451 yards (14.5-yard average), with four touchdowns and a long of 57 yards...Caught at least one pass in 10 of 12 games... Was one of six offensive players who started every game...Had a career game in the season opener at Florida State, catching a game-high eight passes for 137 yards, including four straight receptions on third down on the final drive of the game (for 64 yards) to keep UM's chances alive. Marked the best performance by a UM tight end in nearly 20 years. Earned John Mackey Tight End of the Week honors...In the next game at Clemson, was marked by defenders and held to two receptions for nine yards...Caught three passes for 25 yards vs. Colorado...Had two receptions for a team-high 72 yards vs. South Florida, including a 57-yarder over the middle that should have been a touchdown, but he was stripped of the ball at the six-yard line...Caught three passes for 31 yards vs. Duke...Tied for the team lead with three receptions for 38 yards at Temple, catching TD passes of 21 and eight yards from Kyle Wright...A week later vs. North Carolina, tied for the team lead again with three catches for 36 yards...Had two catches for 23 yards vs. Virginia Tech...Caught two passes for 25 yards at Wake Forest, including a 10-yard touchdown pass for his fourth score of the season...In the loss to Georgia Tech, was held without a reception...Caught three passes for 55 yards vs. Virginia...Did not have any receptions in the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State.

2004 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games, missing three games with a broken wrist...Started two games when the team opened in a two-tight end formation...For the season, caught 16 passes for 275 yards and one touchdown...Had an impressive average per catch of 17.2 yards...Served as the long snapper for punts prior to his wrist injury...In the season opener vs. Florida State, started his first game as a Hurricane in a two-TE formation and caught two passes for 39 yards...Started again in a two-TE formation against Louisiana Tech and caught two passes for 30 yards...Played as the backup at Houston and caught one pass for 12 yards...Caught one pass for 23 yards at Georgia Tech...Scored his first collegiate touchdown vs. Louisville on a nine-yard pass from Brock Berlin. For the game, totaled three receptions for a season-high 89 yards, including a 51-yarder...Played extensively at NC State, catching three passes for 36 yards...For the third straight game, caught three passes, this time for 35 yards, at North Carolina. However, suffered a broken wrist in the game...Missed the Clemson game due to his wrist injury...Returned to action at Virginia and caught one pass for 11 yards...Played as a backup against Wake Forest but did not have any receptions for the first time all season...Did not play in the last two games (Virginia Tech and the Peach Bowl vs. Florida) because of his wrist injury.

2003 (REDSHIRT): Was awarded a medical redshirt following a shoulder injury...Was a standout on the scout team prior to being injured, and was named the scout team MVP for his work during practices leading up to the East Carolina game...Originally signed with Notre Dame and attended some preseason practices there before enrolling at Miami in time for the fall semester.

HIGH SCHOOL: Wayne (N.J.)...USA Today first-team All-American as a senior in 2002...First-team All-America selection by Parade magazine, SuperPrep and PrepStar...Rated third overall on ESPN's list of 100 players nationally...One of three finalists for Gatorade National Player of the Year...Helped his team to a 12-0 mark in 2002 and New Jersey Group 3 state title...Caught 38 passes for 703 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior...Also rushed seven times for 117 yards...Made 87 tackles to go with 25 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and four fumble recoveries at defensive end...Named Defensive Player of the Year for 2002 by the Newark Star-Ledger...Herald News Offensive Player of the Year...Two-time New Jersey All-State pick...As a junior, had 89 tackles, with 35 for a loss...Totaled 73 career catches for 1,474 yards, a 20.2 yards per catch average and a school-record 27 touchdowns.

GREG OLSEN'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP/GS No. Yards Avg. TD LG
2003 Did not play - Redshirt season
2004 9/2 16 275 17.2 1 51
2005 12/12 31 451 14.5 4 57
Totals 21/14 47 726 15.4 5 57

GREG OLSEN'S 2004 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards TD LG
Florida State 2 39 0 22  
Louisiana Tech 2 30 0 30
at Houston 1 12 0 12
at Georgia Tech 1 23 0 23
Louisville 3 89 1 51
at North Carolina State 3 36 0 19
at North Carolina 3 35 0 17
Clemson Did not play (wrist)
at Virginia 1 11 0 11
Wake Forest 0 0 0 0
Virginia Tech Did not play (wrist)
Florida (Peach Bowl) Did not play (wrist)
Totals 16 275 1 51

GREG OLSEN'S 2005 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards TD LG
at Florida State 8 137 0 26
at Clemson 2 9 0 8
Colorado 3 25 0 14
South Florida 2 72 0 57
Duke 3 31 1 18
at Temple 3 38 2 21
North Carolina 3 36 0 14
at Virginia Tech 2 23 0 17
at Wake Forest 2 25 1 15
Georgia Tech 0 0 0 0
Virginia 3 55 0 30
Louisiana State (Peach Bowl) 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 451 4 57

Schedule
 
Monday, September 01
Football at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
8:00 PM
ESPN
Saturday, September 06
Football vs. Florida A&M
Miami Gardens, Fla.
7:00 PM
ESPN3
Saturday, September 13
Football vs. Arkansas State
Miami Gardens, Fla.
3:30 PM
ESPNU
Saturday, September 20
Football at Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb.
8:00 PM
ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Saturday, September 27
Football vs. Duke
Miami Gardens, Fla.
TBA
Saturday, October 04
Football at Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga.
TBA
Saturday, October 11
Football vs. Cincinnati
Miami Gardens, Fla.
TBA
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