Bob Olson

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Bob Olson (born c. 1949) is a former American football player.

His home town was Superior, Wisconsin.[1] He attended Notre Dame where he played linebacker between 1968 and 1969 and became team captain.[2] In the 1970 Cotton Bowl Classic game against the University of Texas at Austin, he was selected as the defensive MVP.[3]

During the 1970 NFL Draft he was selected in the 5th round, 107th player overall, by the New England Patriots, but didn't make the team.[1] He coached St Joseph's school football for 15 years.


  1. ^ a b Marder, Keith; Spellen, Mark; Donovan, Jim (2001). The Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to America's Favorite College Team. Citadel Press. p. 155. ISBN 0-8065-2108-2. 
  2. ^ "George Kelly Passes Away At Age 75". Monogram Club. University of Notre Dame. March 3, 2003. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  3. ^ Robertson, Walter (January 2, 1970). "Comeback Longhorns Do It Again". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2010-01-08.