Chris Olave


Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 189
  • Hometown San Ysidro, Calif.
  • Last School Mission Hills
  • Year Senior

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

Ohio State Overview

• One of the great receivers in school history who set the Ohio State school record with 35 receiving touchdowns, the fourth-most in Big Ten Conference history, and who ranks third in school history in receptions with 176 and fifth in receiving yards with 2,711
• Also ranks second at Ohio State with 11 100-yard games in his career
• A first-team All-American in 2021 (American Football Coaches Association) and also named second-team All-American by AP, Walter Camp and FWAA
• Teamed with Garrett Wilson (Football Writers Association of America) to become the first set of Ohio State receivers to be named first-team All-American in the same season and became just the second set of receiver teammates ever to be named first-team All-American in the same season by one of the “big five” orgs that choose All-America teams (FWAA, AFCA, AP, Walter Camp, The Sporting News)
• Caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in 2021
• Tied for sixth nationally in 2021 with his 13 receiving TDs
• First-team all-Big Ten Conference in 2020 and 2021
• Team captain in 2021
• Played on three consecutive Big Ten Conference championship teams (2018-19-20) and on two Ohio State teams that qualified for the College Football Playoffs (2019 and 2020)
• 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
• 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 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, hauled in 10 catches for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the final five contests
• On one of the biggest stages in college football, caught two touchdowns and blocked a punt that led to a touchdown in the 62-39 win over No. 4 Michigan

Honors & Awards
2021: Graduated with his degree in consumer and family financial services; First-team All-American (AFCA); First-team All-Big Ten (coaches); Team captain
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,
• 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


Year    GP/GS   Rec     Yds    TD   Y/C      LG

2018        14/0      12      197       3   16.4      29

2019        14/5     49     849      12   17.3      58

2020         7/7     50     729       7   14.6      56

2021       12/12     65     936      13   14/4       61

Tot.      47/24   176   2,711     35  15.4       61