Chris Olave


Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 188
  • Hometown San Ysidro, Calif.
  • Last School Mission Hills
  • Year Senior

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @chrisolave_
Instagram: @chrisolave_

Ohio State Overview
• One of 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists
• Is tied for first nationally in receiving TDs (11)
• Has caught 51 passes for 708 yards (13.9 avg.)
• One of the nation’s top wide receivers in 2021 after electing to forgo the NFL Draft and return for his senior season
• A preseason first team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation
• Led the 2020 Buckeyes in receptions (50), receiving yards (729) and touchdowns (seven)
• Tied an Ohio State single-season record for receptions per game in 2020 with 7.1
• Caught six passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-28 win over No. 2 Clemson in the CFP Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl
• Enters his senior season with career totals of 111 receptions for 1,775 yards and 22 touchdowns
• Blossomed into one of the Big Ten and nation’s top wide receivers as a true sophomore in 2019, finishing as the team leader in receiving yards (849), yards per catch (17.3) and touchdowns (12)
• Was a third-team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media
• Named a champion a team-high 11 times in 2019 and was the Player of the Game following a win over Miami (Ohio)
• Was a difference-maker as a true freshmen for the Buckeyes in 2018, making a name for himself as a big-play wide receiver and on special teams
• After catching two passes over the first nine games, Olave hauled in 10 catches for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the final five contests
• On one of the biggest stages in college football, Olave caught two touchdowns and blocked a punt that led to a touchdown in the 62-39 win over No. 4 Michigan
• A week later in the Big Ten championship game, Olave had a career-high five catches for 79 yards and a TD to help the Buckeyes defeat No. 21 Northwestern, 45-24
• He finished the year with a final stat line of 12 catches for 197 yards, three touchdowns and a 14.1 yards-per-catch average
• Is majoring in consumer and family financial services

Notable Note
• Entering the 2021 seaaon, Olave has caught at least one pass in 20 of the last 21 games that he’s played in
• He currently ranks second in career TD receptions (33), fifth in career receptions (162) and sixth in receiving yards (2,683)
• Olave had 100 or more yards receiving in five of the seven games that he played in last season, the third most in single-season history

Honors & Awards
2020: First Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
2019: Third Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media)

More on Chris
• Olave earned a four-star rating from 247Sports and finished his high school career in record-breaking fashion as he caught 93 passes for a San Diego Section-record 1,764 yards and 26 touchdowns
• Played for head coach Chris Hauser
• Ranked as the nation’s No. 54 wide receiver by 247Spsorts.com
• A three-sport athlete who also played basketball and ran track, Olave has run a 10.8 100-meter dash and has long jumped 23-feet, six inches
• Caught 12 passes for 150 yards and a TD for Mission Hills in the San Diego Section Open Division championship game
• Hauled in TD catches of 82 and 18 yards to go along with a 60-yard punt return TD in the quarterfinal round
• Sat out his junior season after transferring to Mission Hills from Eastlake High School
• Is the son of LaCausha and Raul Olave