All-American Game Sees Wayne Hills QB Roughed Up
Olsen sacked more than once, University of Miami-bound signal caller talked about the role football has played in his life and what it has taught him.
Kevin Olsen was sacked multiple times during the annual Under Armour High School All American Game on Friday night.
Olsen, the number five-ranked pocket passer in the country, was named the starting quarterback for Team Nitro. The Steve Mariucci-coached team lost to Team Highlight 16-3 in St. Petersburg Florida.
Olsen has verbally committed to attend the University of Miami. He recently told The Orlando Sentinel that he will redshirt his freshman year. He also said football helped him get through several difficult circumstances this season, including a broken foot he suffered during the season opener and his newborn nephew being diagnosed with a rare heart defect.
"Football teaches you stuff that you don't really learn other places," Olsen said. "How to deal with adversity, how to come back after things to wrong."
Olsen is the youngest member of a well-know football family. His father and coach Chris won eight state sectional championships. Chris served as wide receiver's coach for team Nitro.
Olsen's older brothers Christian and Greg were outstanding high school and college players. Greg plays tight end for the NFL's Carolina Panthers. He also attended the University of Miami.
"Football is what the Olsens are all about," Olsen's mother Sue told the Sentinel. "It's something that drives all of us."
Olsen, the No. 65 overall prospect in ESPN's Top 150 recruits, also said that the fact that his brother played for Miami had nothing to do with his decision to attend the university.
Olsen and his Patriots teammates are the subjects of MSG Varsity's first ever documentary "New Jersey's Last Patriot." The movie was filmed during Olsen's junior and senior years of high school.