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    Eric Olson
    Eric Olson

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Sudbury, Mass.

    High School:
    Buckingham Browne & Nichols

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 285

    Position:
    OL



    12/10/2014

    #B1GCats Lead Big Ten With 102 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Northwestern is the lone conference school to break 100 honors for the second-straight year

    12/11/2013

    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    03/05/2013

    Spring Practice Report: An O-Line with a New Look

    Tuesday practice followed by annual Pro Timing Day events

    2014: Played in 11 games with nine starts at right tackle ... Missed the final game of the season due to injury ... Aided running back Justin Jackson in gaining over 1,100 yards for the year and a career-high 162 yards against Wisconsin ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2013: Appeared in 11 of 12 games, primarily on special teams and in NU's goalline and short yardage situations ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2012: Redshirted his true freshman season ... Named Offensive Practice Player of the Week following Vanderbilt game.

    High School: ESPN.com three-star honoree ... Ranked 56th nationally among offensive tackles by Scout.com and the No. 5 overall prospect from Massachusetts by both ESPN.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 6 overall prospect in the state by 247Sports ... SuperPrep All-Northeast selection ... Ranked No. 6 prospect in New England by SuperPrep ... Twice named to the ESPN Boston All-State Prep Team ... Two-time all-conference and two-time All-New England selection ... Three-year letterman at BB&N, helping the Knights to a 20-5 overall record, including a 2010 Jack Ette Bowl Championship ... A physically tough run-blocker with tremendous size and strength ... Lettered four years in basketball where he was an all-conference selection twice and is a member of the 1,000-point club at BB&N ... Coached by John Papas.

    Personal: Born Eric McVier Olson ... Son of Susan and Steve Olson ... Originally anticipated playing college basketball until transferring to prep school ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.