A closer look at Fresno State tight end Chad Olsen.
▪ Year: Sophomore
▪ Height/weight: 6-5/236
▪ Hometown: Chico
▪ High school: Pleasant Valley
▪ 2014 review: Totaled 13 receptions for 150 yards and four touchdowns, tied for second-most by a Bulldogs tight end in a single season. … Also was first Fresno State true freshman wide receiver or tight end to record four TDs receiving this century.
▪ What they’re saying: “He’s much more confident this year. He put on about 20 pounds from last year. He’s bigger and stronger and that alone makes you a lot more confident in blocking. He’s so much better at blocking right now than he was a year ago, and the understanding of the offense has sunk in a little better for him, so he’s catching on to new things we’re putting in much faster than he did last year and understanding the old stuff that we're still doing.” — TE coach Phil Earley
▪ Olsen on 2015 outlook: “I’m just going to try to do my job to the best of my ability. You can never really ask more from a player to do his best and I’m going to come out here every single day and try to give it my all.”