AT VIRGINIA: 2005-Was the top back-up behind starter Marques Hagans at quarterback ...excellent size ... good touch on his passes ... his only appearances come against Duke, Temple and Minnesota ... played the final two series against Duke and completed two of four passes for 40 yards ...saw four series worth of action in the Temple game ...connected on four of six attempts for 24 yards vs. the Owls ...completed a seven-yard pass to Hagans in the second quarter of the Music City Bowl game against Minnesota.
2004--Back-up who began the season third on the depth chart, but quickly moved up to second ...appeared in five games ... completed 10 of 12 pass attempts for 88 yards ...completed the first seven attempts of his career ... made his debut on the final series at Temple but did not attempt a pass ...completed both of his pass attempts for nine yards in one series vs. North Carolina ...was 2-of-2 for 32 yards in two series against Akron ...completed his first three attempts in late game activity vs. Florida State ...finished 6-of-8 for a career-high 47 yards against the Seminoles ...also played a series against Georgia Tech but didn't attempt a pass ... lettered.
AT NOTRE DAME: Moved into the backup quarterback position behind Carlyle Holiday after an impressive spring ... was the offensive most valuable player of the 2003 Blue-Gold game after leading the Blue team to a 17-14 win ... went 11 of 25 for 146 yards and one rushing TD ... did not see action as a freshman signal caller in 2002.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman at Wayne Hills HS for his father, coach Chris Olsen ... first-team New Jersey All-State pick by Newark Star-Ledger ... Offensive Player of the Year by Newark Star-Ledger and Passiac County's Herald News ... earned three letters in football at Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, N.J. ... earned first-team New Jersey All-State honors as both junior and senior ... set career records for passing yards (4,823), TD passes (56), attempts (471) and completions (262) ... also set season records in the same categories ... selected for U.S. Army All-America Bowl in San Antonio, the New Jersey North-South all-star game and New York-New Jersey all-star contest ... earned four letters in basketball as forward and three in track and field as triple jumper ... Honor Roll student all four years.
PERSONAL: Christian Walter Olsen ... born 4-4-83 in Paterson, N.J. ... son of Sue and Chris Olsen ... has two younger brothers, Greg and Kevin ... Greg is a junior tight end at Miami ... father played football at Midland ... received his undergraduate degree in Drama in May and will be competing this season as a graduate student.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Coach's Corner Moves to Birdwood Grill in 2017
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Football | 8/16/2017
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Saturday Athletics Events Cancelled
Football | 8/12/2017
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Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
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Football | 8/8/2017
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Football | 08/01/2017
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Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
Football | 08/08/2017
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