Moved into the backup quarterback position behind Carlyle Holiday after an impressive spring
was the offensive most valuable player of the Blue-Gold Game after leading the Blue team to a 17-14 win
went 11 of 25 from the field for 146 yards and one rushing TD
showed tremendous poise and excellent decision making ability in the game
completed a 30-yard pass to Jared Clark in the contest setting up a Nate Schiccatano rushing touchdown
has a good arm and has good decision-making skills.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see action as a freshman signalcaller for the Irish in 02.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team New Jersey all-state pick by Newark Star-Ledger
offensive player of the year by Newark Star-Ledger and Passiac Countys Herald News (brother Greg was Herald News defensive player of the year)
earned three letters in football at Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, N.J.
finished with 31-4 record as a starter, including 10-2 as senior, 11-1 as junior, 10-1 as sophomore
threw 172 times with 97 completions for 1,864 yards and 24 touchdowns with only five interceptions as senior in 01
earned first-team New Jersey all-state honors as both junior and senior
captain of team as senior
his Wayne Hills team fell to Ramapo in 01 New Jersey Group III state title game, the third of three state title games in which he played
hit all 16 of his pass attempts for 256 yards and two TDs in 01 semifinal playoff game vs. Lenape Valley
completed 98 of 154 passes as junior in 00 for 1,757 yards and 21 TDs
set career records for passing yards (4,823), TD passes (56), attempts (471) and completions (262) plus season records in same categories
played for his father Chris Sr. in high school
selected for U.S. Army All-America Bowl in San Antonio but did not play due to injury
selected for New Jersey North-South all-star game and New York-New Jersey all-star contest
earned three letters in basketball as forward and two in track as triple jumper
born 4-4-83 in Paterson, N.J.
full name is Christian W. Olsen
oldest of three children
brother Greg is a freshman tight end for the Irish in 03
father played football at Midland
enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business
had a 3.0 grade-point average his first semester.