Overview
Seth Olsen is a offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, who selected him with the 132nd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Olsen attended the University of Iowa, where he played four seasons with the Hawkeyes. Olsen is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 305 pounds.
Prep Career
As a senior at Millard North High School in Omaha, NE, Olsen earned All-America honors from PARADE and EA Sports. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 35 offensive guard recruit in the class of 2004. After making a verbal commitment to Nebraska before his senior season, Olsen re-opened his recruiting and signed with Iowa.
Freshman Year
After redshirting the 2004 season, Olsen played 11 games as a freshman, including a start at right tackle against Iowa State.
Sophomore Year
Olsen went into 2006 listed as the backup right guard, but ended up starting five of the last six games at right tackle. He also had starts at both guard positions, helping Iowa reach the Alamo Bowl against Texas.
Junior Year
Olsen was again listed as a guard following 2007 spring practice but ended up playing more often at tackle, starting all 12 games at right tackle. He did also see some action at guard, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.
Senior Year
Olsen started the first seven games of his senior season, but suffered a sprained ankle against Indiana, forcing him to miss the next two games. He returned against Penn State, starting the final four games of the season, including the Outback Bowl against South Carolina. Despite missing two games, Olsen earned consensus first team All-Big Ten honors, paving the way for Shonn Greene to earn consensus All-America honors at running back. After the 2008 season, Olsen was selected to participate in the East-West Shrine Game.
NFL Career
Seth Olsen was selected in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Before the 2009 season, Olsen signed a contract with Denver. Terms were not disclosed.
Personal
Olsen married his wife, Christi, before his senior season.
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