Nov. 14, 2005
Senior quarterback Drew Olson (Piedmont, CA/Piedmont HS) of the UCLA Football Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 7-13).
Against Arizona State, Olson was virtually unstoppable. On the evening, he completed 22 of 27 passes for 510 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. In the first quarter, he completed eight of 10 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns (91 yards to Joe Cowan on the first play of the game, 56 yards to Chris Markey and six yards to Marcedes Lewis). In the second half, he completed all 12 of his attempts for 195 yards and two touchdowns (seven yards to Brandon Breazell and 13 yards to Lewis). The 91-yard touchdown to Cowan was the fourth-longest pass play in school history. He became only the second Bruin to break the 500-yard plateau late in the game on Marcedes Lewis' diving 17-yard reception.
The 510 yards rank No. 2 on UCLA's single-game list (Cade McNown set the school record with 513 yards at Miami), as do his 501 yards of total offense (McNown's 515 yards at Miami is the record). The five touchdown passes were one shy of his school record and the third time this year he has thrown at least five TD passes. Olson was named the National Division IA Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, as well as the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week.
This is Olson's fifth UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Jonathan Bornstein, M. Soccer; Ashley Caldwell, W. Cross Country; Jordan Farmar, M. Basketball; Kara Lang, W. Soccer; Susie Mathews, W. Golf; Noelle Quinn, W. Basketball; Austin Ramos, M. Cross Country; Marisa Samaniego, W. Swimming & Diving; Krsto Sbutega, M. Water Polo; Nellie Spicer, W. Volleyball.
Visit the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week Archive.