Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Olin Kreutz was a dominant figure along the Washington offensive line in the mid-1990s. A punishing center, widely regarded as the best in college football during his time with the Huskies, Kreutz carved out a nice NFL career and is one of the best offensive linemen in school history.
Kreutz was a two-year starter for the Huskies at center. In that short span, he became one of the top players in the country. He was a beast of a man and helped pave the way for Corey Dillon to set the single-season rushing record in the 1996 college football season.
The following year, Kreutz continued to dominate, being named a consensus All-American. In addition, he won the 1997 Morris Trophy, which is given to the best lineman in the Pac-10 conference. Finally, he was named a first-team All-Pac-10 player that year, capping one of the best seasons of any offensive linemen all-time.
Thanks to his exploits with the Huskies, Kreutz would go on to be drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He would play in six Pro Bowls during his time in the NFL, and was an All-Pro in 2006. Kreutz finished his career as one of a few Huskies offensive linemen that dominated at both the NFL and collegiate level.