53 Zach Olszewski
53 Zach Olszewski
Height: 6-0
Weight: 229
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio
High School: Pickerington North
Position: LB

2014: Played in seven games and started five while fighting injuries...Made 34 total tackles (19 solo) and added 1 1/2 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery...Racked up 15 total tackles (10 solo) and a half-tackle for loss in Week 2 at home against Walsh.

2013: Stepped into a starting role as a redshirt freshman, starting nine of 10 games at linebacker...Finished fourth on the defense in total tackles (68 - 24 unassisted, 44 assists)...Also recorded four tackles for loss, a sack, an interception, a team-high two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles...His two top tackle games came at the end of the season - 10 total at Findlay (Nov. 2) and 11 total at home vs. Tiffin (Nov. 9).

2012: Redshirted.

High School: Was a two-time second-team all-league selection...Was a two-time special mention Columbus Dispatch all-metro team pick...Named special mention all-district twice...Played on a team that went 8-2 and went to the state playoffs for the first time in school history...Has school records for most passing touchdowns in a game, most passing passing touchdowns in a season, most career touchdown passes and most career passing yards...Also holds the school mark for the longest touchdown pass...Lettered three times in football.

Personal: Son of Jeff and Michele Olszewski...Father was a quarterback at Tennessee...Has a sister who plays basketball at Austin Peay and another sister who played soccer at Memphis and now coaches soccer at Walsh.