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Eric Olsen
G #69
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
College:
Notre Dame
Experience:
3

Biography

 
PRO: A third-year offensive lineman with experience at all three interior positions, Olsen was signed by the Titans on April 3, 2014 to provide depth along the offensive front.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 305-pounder spent his first full season with the Saints in 2012, appearing in all 16 games with four starts as an extra blocker. The Notre Dame standout spent part of the 2011 season on the Washington Redskins practice squad before joining the Saints active roster for the postseason. Olsen was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round, where he made the active roster and saw action in one contest as a rookie.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Olsen’s father, Andy Olsen, was a New York City firefighter. Just three days before the 9/11 attacks, his father was promoted to Lieutenant. Therefore he was in officer training on Sept. 11, and not with Ladder 80, his firehouse at the time. When his father finally arrived at the World Trade Center site, both towers had already collapsed. A few days later, when he was digging through the rubble, his father found a truck from his firehouse buried and destroyed. None of the firefighters in that particular unit survived.
•    In memory of all the victims of 9/11, Olsen has a tattoo of the World Trade Center in New York on his left arm.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•     The native of Staten Island, N.Y., was selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
•     Waived by the Broncos on Sept. 3, 2011 and signed to the Washington Redskins’ practice squad two days later.
•     Signed to the New Orleans Saints’ active roster from the Redskins’ practice squad on Jan. 4, 2012.
•     Waived by the Saints on Sept. 9, 2013.
•     Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent on Dec. 1, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on April 3, 2014.
•    Released by the Titans on Aug. 30, 2014.
•    Signed by the Saints on Oct. 21, 2014 and released by the team on Nov. 11, 2014.
•    Re-signed by the Titans as a free agent on Nov. 25, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Played 44 games at Notre Dame from 2006-09, starting his final 31 contests, seeing time at all three interior positions.  
•    Received third-team All-America honors from The Sporting News and was named the Guardian of the Year (Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman) as a senior in 2009 while playing the center position for the first time.
•    Was penalized just once during his final 1,731 plays and allowed only four quarterback sacks in his last two years.
•    Earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design at Notre Dame.

PERSONAL:  
•    Named the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year in New York following his senior season at Brooklyn Poly (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Prep, where he played left tackle and did not allow a sack in his career.
•    As a defensive end, he recorded 53 tackles, eight sacks and forced three fumbles.
•    Competed on Poly Prep’s lacrosse team, setting an NYC record with 55 goals as a junior while leading the school to a league title.  He then broke his own NYC record by posting 65 goals as a senior while winning the city championship.
•    Olsen has one brother, Drew, who played safety at Gettysburg College.
•    Born Eric Olsen on June 16, 1988 in Staten Island, N.Y.
 
PRO: A third-year offensive lineman with experience at all three interior positions, Olsen was signed by the Titans on April 3, 2014 to provide depth along the offensive front.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 305-pounder spent his first full season with the Saints in 2012, appearing in all 16 games with four starts as an extra blocker. The Notre Dame standout spent part of the 2011 season on the Washington Redskins practice squad before joining the Saints active roster for the postseason. Olsen was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round, where he made the active roster and saw action in one contest as a rookie.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Olsen’s father, Andy Olsen, was a New York City firefighter. Just three days before the 9/11 attacks, his father was promoted to Lieutenant. Therefore he was in officer training on Sept. 11, and not with Ladder 80, his firehouse at the time. When his father finally arrived at the World Trade Center site, both towers had already collapsed. A few days later, when he was digging through the rubble, his father found a truck from his firehouse buried and destroyed. None of the firefighters in that particular unit survived.
•    In memory of all the victims of 9/11, Olsen has a tattoo of the World Trade Center in New York on his left arm.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•     The native of Staten Island, N.Y., was selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
•     Waived by the Broncos on Sept. 3, 2011 and signed to the Washington Redskins’ practice squad two days later.
•     Signed to the New Orleans Saints’ active roster from the Redskins’ practice squad on Jan. 4, 2012.
•     Waived by the Saints on Sept. 9, 2013.
•     Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent on Dec. 1, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on April 3, 2014.
•    Released by the Titans on Aug. 30, 2014.
•    Signed by the Saints on Oct. 21, 2014 and released by the team on Nov. 11, 2014.
•    Re-signed by the Titans as a free agent on Nov. 25, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Played 44 games at Notre Dame from 2006-09, starting his final 31 contests, seeing time at all three interior positions.  
•    Received third-team All-America honors from The Sporting News and was named the Guardian of the Year (Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman) as a senior in 2009 while playing the center position for the first time.
•    Was penalized just once during his final 1,731 plays and allowed only four quarterback sacks in his last two years.
•    Earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design at Notre Dame.

PERSONAL:  
•    Named the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year in New York following his senior season at Brooklyn Poly (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Prep, where he played left tackle and did not allow a sack in his career.
•    As a defensive end, he recorded 53 tackles, eight sacks and forced three fumbles.
•    Competed on Poly Prep’s lacrosse team, setting an NYC record with 55 goals as a junior while leading the school to a league title.  He then broke his own NYC record by posting 65 goals as a senior while winning the city championship.
•    Olsen has one brother, Drew, who played safety at Gettysburg College.
•    Born Eric Olsen on June 16, 1988 in Staten Island, N.Y.
 
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 23 4
2014 TEN 5 0
2014 NO 1 0
2013 PIT 0 0
2012 NO 16 4
2010 DEN 1 0

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