September 8, 2005 |
It's all about pain for redshirt freshman Ben Olson. The more he can endure, the quicker the quarterback will be back on the football field. That's why Olson, who has been sidelined the last two weeks because of a small fracture in his throwing hand, has been pushing himself in practice this week. He's been taking snaps, handing the ball off to backs and throwing short passes to test how much he can do with his injury, and Wednesday night, Olson even participated in a few team drills.
March 31, 2009 |
Ben Olson just can't seem to get the right kind of break. The former UCLA quarterback has re-injured his right foot and will not be able to participate in UCLA's pro day today for NFL scouts, Bruins Coach Rick Neuheisel said. Olson has sustained broken bones in the foot three times in the last year, starting with 2008 spring practice. When he re-injured the foot in August, it knocked him out for his senior season.
February 22, 2005 |
Ben Olson last played in a football game more than three years ago, when he was in high school. The last two seasons, he did not even practice. But that hasn't stopped Bruin supporters and many of his new classmates from looking at the 6-foot-5, 239-pound quarterback as the future of UCLA's football program, which has not won a major bowl game since the 1997 season and is coming off consecutive non-winning seasons under third-year Coach Karl Dorrell.
November 5, 2004 |
Ben Olson, the top-rated high school quarterback in the country in 2001, returned to his Thousand Oaks home earlier this week with a major decision to make after completing a two-year Mormon mission in Canada. "I'm really in a unique situation, to be able to go through this again," said Olson, 21, a lefty who is being recruited again after spending one redshirt season at Brigham Young before leaving on his mission. He will be eligible to play in the fall of 2005.
August 28, 2005 |
Nearly three weeks after saying that he didn't want to drag out a quarterback decision, UCLA Coach Karl Dorrell named Drew Olson as starter Saturday morning, one week before the Bruins play their season opener at San Diego State. "I wanted to put him to the test, and he came out very, very well," Dorrell said about the senior quarterback. "And I'm also very excited about Ben Olson because of how far he's come."
December 30, 2004 |
The knee injury suffered by UCLA junior quarterback Drew Olson in last week's 24-21 loss to Wyoming in the Las Vegas Bowl is more serious than first thought. An MRI examination revealed that Olson suffered torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. He will have surgery over the next few weeks, forcing him to be sidelined at least seven months. Olson was injured in the second quarter when he tried to throw a pass while being tackled.