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FB: Viking Football Senior Spotlight - #52 Jake Olsen

Dec 11th, 2012 @ 12:59 pm | Author: Football Sports Information
Name: Jake Olsen
Postion:DL
Hometown/High School: Hillsboro, ND/Hillsboro High School
High School Head Coach: Mark Rerick
Major: Math Education
Parents: Tom and Stephanie Olsen

Why did you choose VCSU?
Wanted to be a teacher and coach and I knew VCSU was a the best place to get an Education Degree and gave me a chance to play football at the same time.

Do you have a favorite class or professor?
Jamie Wirth (Mathematics professor) has been a very important role for me as a teacher and advisor.

What is Coach Mac like?
Coach is a very hard working coach who cares deeply about his players on and off the field.

Do you have a career highlight?
Celebrating with the teammates after paint bucket victories!

What are your plans after graduation?
Go to graduate school to obtain my masters and be a graduate assistant football coach.

What does Viking Pride mean to you?
Being proud of where you came from, what you accomplished there, and the people you accomplished it with.

Comments from Coach McCulloch
'Jake is a tremendous example of perseverance. Jake was not a starter on our defensive front but played very key roles for us in his career. His ability to play multiple positions (including the most important on any team - longsnapper) made us a better team. He is the ultimate team player who gave everything he had to the program. There is no doubt in my mind he is going to be a GREAT football coach.'