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.

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zekeman January 05, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Christian Hackenburg (#16 overall ESPN Top 150 prospects) is a far superior QB and blew away Olsen all week in camp leading up to the game; mutliple sites including ESPN, Scout.com, etc reported such. O'Brien at PSU will mold Hack into a better FBS QB than Golden will for Olsen at Miami.
Scondo January 07, 2013 at 01:39 AM
So zekeman, what are you say: That we have seen and heard enough about the young man and his family on Wayne Patch. I would have to say that I agree with you, although he is a fine young man and his dad is a fine coach, it is perhaps time to stop making them the center of news.
Jack Q January 07, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Hey Dan, how about doing an article on the boy's swim team from Depaul and the girl's swim team from Wayne Hills. They won their county meets this weekend. It would be nice to have all local teams get the spotlight they deserve.
zekeman January 07, 2013 at 04:41 PM
scondo - right you are sir. 'Nuff already about the Olsen's and the constant patronizing. Other fine young men and woman athlete's in our schools (as Jack Q points out) that deserve the ink/publicity in this blog......And trust me on what I wrote about Olsen in FBS Division 1. He ain't his brother....
Frank Gallagher January 07, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Why are you picking on this kid? Is this some big news...that there are better players? Somebody alert the Hackenburg Patch, he's no Joe Namath or Joe Montana, or he'd be going to Alabama or Notre Dame.


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