To say Benji Olson had a solid collegiate career would be an incredible understatement, as he and Bob Sapp formed one of the best tandems of any offensive line in program history. Olson would go on to achieve great success at the NFL level as well, but his time with the Huskies is the stuff of legend.
A native of Bremerton, Washington, Olson played his high school ball at South Kitsap in Port Orchard. A big-time wrestler during his high school days, Olson would choose the University of Washington to play his college football. Huskies fans have to be happy he did.
A consensus All-American in 1996, Olson would go on to be named an All-American for the second time in 1997, becoming one of the more decorated offensive linemen in school history. He and Sapp paved the way for guys like Corey Dillon to rack up a record-breaking amount of rushing yards. For his efforts, he has been enshrined in the Washington Husky Hall of Fame.
After his playing days at Washington were over, Olson would go to be selected in the fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the then-Tennessee Oilers. He spent 1- seasons with the organization, and was a member of the Titans team that would lose to Kurt Warner and “The Greatest Show on Turf” in the Super Bowl. Olson was a mountain of a man on the football field and is definitely one of the best players to ever put on a Huskies uniform.