Tag: Austin Olsen

Moving the Chains with . . . SIU offensive lineman Austin Olsen

Moving the Chains with . . . SIU offensive lineman Austin Olsen
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, Austin Olsen is an anchor in the Southern Illinois offensive line. A preseason All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection, Olsen is one of the key cogs in a productive Saluki attack.  The left tackle recently shared his thoughts on SIU football, a new Saluki linemate and a TV series he would... Read more »

Lincoln Way North product lands on Preseason All-Missouri Valley Team

Lincoln Way North product lands on Preseason All-Missouri Valley Team
Senior offensive lineman Austin Olsen was named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason all-league unit Monday morning. The former Lincoln Way North High School star anchors the line for Nick Hill’s Southern Illinois Salukis. Olsen was among the first team selections. Sixteen total players from Illinois State, Southern Illinois and Western Illinois were named when... Read more »

The Inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team: Offense

The Inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team:  Offense
With the calendar turning to December and the football season over for Illinois’ four FCS teams, it’s time to announce the inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team. Some choices were clear cut and easy; others were far more difficult. Without further ado, here are the selections. OFFENSE Quarterback:  Jake Kolbe, ISU The sophomore from Naperville Central... Read more »
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Saluki Trio Nabs Missouri Valley Conference Honors

Saluki Trio Nabs Missouri Valley Conference Honors
Three Southern Illinois Salukis were named honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference. Senior Chase Allen ends his SIU career as one of the most decorated linebackers in school history. He was the team’s leading tackler for a third-straight season and ended his career with the 12th-most tackles in program history. He was second-team All-MVFC in... Read more »