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Name: Chris Olave 
College: Ohio State     Number: 2
Height: 6-1   Weight: 185
Position: WR  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2022

40 Low: 4.26
   40 Time: 4.39
  40 High: 4.45

> Projected Round: 1  Stock:   Projected High: Early 1st  Low: Mid-Late 1st

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6004
Weight: 185

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.39
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.43
20 Yard (ET): 2.46
20 Yard (HH): 2.50
10 Yard (ET): 1.45
10 Yard (HH): 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 32
Broad Jump: 10'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
Projected 4.42/-.03/Ran Once-Choice/No Full Workout-Choice

Dates: 03/23/22
Hand: 09 1/2  Arm: 31 1/8
Wingspan: 73 1/8

Height: 6004
Weight: 185
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
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Stood on Combine numbers/No Bench or Shuttles-Choice
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2021: 1stC...PBiletnikoff...2020: 1stC...PBiletnikoff...2019: 3rdC...3rd team All-Big Ten, Media 3rd team All-Big Ten w/49-849-17.3-12 rec, 2-5-2.5-0 rush, 1-18-18.0-0 PR, 1-15-15.0-0 KR in 14 gms in '19. Wore #19 in '18. Backup w/12-197-16.4-3 rec, 0-3-0.0-0 PR in 14 gms in '18. Ran track in HS. 10.8 100m and 23 ft 6 inch long jump.

 Chris Olave, Ohio State, Player News

  11/21/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Ohio State is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, surging three spots Sunday past No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Cincinnati in a close vote. Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank for the seventh consecutive week, but for the second week in a row, No. 2 has changed. Alabama slipped past Cincinnati last week and then Ohio State leapfrogged them both after routing Michigan State 56-7 on Saturday. The Buckeyes received 1,434 points from the media panel. The Crimson Tide had 1,423 and the Bearcats got 1,416.

Notre Dame is up to a season-high No. 5 and Michigan will go into its game against Ohio State next Saturday ranked No. 6. The winner of Buckeyes-Wolverines will play in the Big Ten championship game. Oklahoma State moved to a season-high No. 7 and is one of three teams from the Big 12 residing in the back half of the top 10, along with No. 9 Baylor and No. 10 Oklahoma. The Cowboys host the Sooners next Saturday in a Bedlam game that will help decide the Big 12 championship participants. Oklahoma State has clinched a spot, and Baylor and Oklahoma are still alive. Mississippi rounds out the top 10 at No. 8. - AP College Football


(DS#3 WR) Sr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  08/22/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Ohio State announced Friday night that it will have six captains for the 2021 football season. Offensive lineman Thayer Munford, wide receivers Chris Olave and Kamryn Babb, linebacker Teradja Mitchell, defensive tackle Haskell Garrett and defensive end Zach Harrison have earned that distinction. All are first-time captains. All are seniors except for Babb and Harrison. Babb is the biggest surprise because injuries have kept him off the field for most of his career.

Munford is considered the leader of the offensive line, as is Olave for the receivers. Mitchell is poised to become a first-time starter after biding his time behind a veteran group of linebackers. Garrett overcame being a near-tragedy when he was shot last summer to have a breakthrough 2020 season. Like Olave, he surprised some by returning for his senior season. - Columbus Dispatch


(DS#3 WR) Sr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  08/04/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Ohio State signed an agreement with a Florida-based company that will allow players to profit from jersey sales. Ohio State fans will soon be able to buy Buckeye jerseys with the name and number of current players. Ohio State's trademark and licensing services office has signed a group licensing agreement with a Florida-based company, The Brandr Group, that will allow players to use their new name, image and likeness rights to profit from jersey sales. Eventually, the plan is to expand into video games, other apparel, trading cards and bobbleheads. Athletes from all of Ohio State's 36 varsity sports teams will be eligible to opt in. Before NIL rights went into effect last month, retailers were not permitted to sell jerseys with current players' names on them. - Columbus Dispatch

(DS#3 WR) Sr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  07/25/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Ohio State football's Thayer Munford, Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson have been selected as part of the Big Ten's 10-man preseason honors list. The Buckeyes' wide receivers have spent the offseason considered arguably the best tandem in the country following their 2020 production. Olave caught 50 passes for 729 yards and seven touchdowns leading the team in each category. That included reading the 100-yard receiving mark in five of the seven games he played. Wilson caught 43 passes for 723 yards and six touchdowns which was second in each category. He reached the 100-yard mark in four games. - Cleveland Plain Dealer

(DS#3 WR) Sr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  06/18/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Ohio State football's annual preseason All-American haul has officially begun. Living up to those accolades, though, has not always been as easy. The Walter Camp Football Foundation - one of the five organizations whose postseason list determines consensus and unanimous All-Americans - named receiver Chris Olave, offensive lineman Thayer Munford and defensive tackle Haskell Garrett to its preseason first team list. Olave, a senior, led Ohio State in receptions (50), receiving yards (729) and touchdowns (seven) last season. He and junior teammate Garrett Wilson are considered by many the best receiver duo in the country. - Cleveland Plain Dealer

(DS#3 WR) Sr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  04/18/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  There aren't many people who would've predicted Chris Olave's return to the Ohio State football roster for his senior season, not after how the first three went. The wide receiver made a name for himself in the Michigan game as a freshman, built on that success as a sophomore then found redemption as a junior while establishing himself as one of the country's best wide receivers. So when he FaceTimed his teammates informing them that he'd share the room with them one more time, they were happy to have him, just shocked he came back. "I'm not gonna lie, yeah, I was surprised," receiver Garrett Wilson said. "When you're as good as Chris, you think those dudes get gone. I was surprised, but whenever he told me, I knew we were going to be right back where we were last year with a chance to compete for everything we want. We expect to have one of the best rooms in the country (and) having Chris back is going to be a huge part of that."

Olave and Wilson might be college football's top two wide receivers next season, which is a good thing to have when your starting quarterback - whoever that will be - has yet to throw a collegiate pass. But Olave's draft stock was already high even in a 2021 NFL Draft class loaded with receiver talent. When he got a chance to be a receiver in the first of two Pro Days for Justin Fields, that could've very well been his Pro Day as well, but he didn't feel ready to leave. He still had personal and team goals left to accomplish. That started with bulking up his 6-foot-1, 189-pound frame. "I come back to try to get in the weight room more and get a lot stronger," Olave said. "Turn into a complete receiver and try to be NFL-ready Week 1." - Cleveland Plain Dealer


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  03/03/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Ohio State football plans to hold its annual spring showcase, though it remains to be seen how many fans can attend, if any. An Ohio State spokesperson said April 17 is being held as the date for the annual Spring Game. However, no decision has been made about attendance. Ohio State's 2020 Spring Game, and all but the first week of spring practice drills, were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The same pandemic threatened and shortened the fall season and continues to linger over the sports landscape. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently allowed outdoor venues to hold up to 30 percent capacity. - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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  01/13/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Ohio State finished a distant runner-up to Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game, and in the final college rankings. Alabama took the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 with its 52-24 pummeling of the Buckeyes. Ohio State finished No. 2 - its highest position of the season. The Buckeyes finished with 1,463 vote points, ahead of No. 3 Clemson (1,378), No. 4 Texas A&M (1,324) and No. 5 Notre Dame (1,279). - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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  01/04/21 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Sophomore wide receiver Garrett Wilson and junior wide receiver Chris Olave have combined for 82 catches, All other Buckeyes have combined for 59. Olave was lethal against Clemson, catching six passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, but on the whole, the two have been equal fixtures of the offense. Wilson and Olave have 673 and 660 yards, respectively, and were tied in touchdowns before Olave's two in the semifinal. - Montgomery Advertiser

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  12/15/20 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): WR Chris Olave, Ohio State,...At the wide receiver position, sophomore Garrett Wilson and junior Chris Olave were both first team picks by the coaches. Wilson and Olave are the only teammates in the country who are each averaging better than 100 yards receiving per game. Wilson leads the league with 114.4 yards/game while Olave is second at 105.6. They have combined for 70 receptions, 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns. - Ohio State Football

(DS#3 WR) Sr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  12/09/20 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  The Big Ten Conference dropped its six-game minimum requirement for the league championship game Wednesday, clearing that way for No. 3 Ohio State to take on No. 15 Northwestern in another chance for the Buckeyes to burnish their playoff credentials. The Buckeyes (5-0) will try for their fifth straight conference title when they face the Wildcats (5-1) in Indianapolis. Ohio State finished the regular season with only five games after Michigan had to pull out of Saturday's showdown because of COVID-19 issues. The rule change had to be approved by the Big Ten Conference Administrators Council, which includes athletic directors, senior women's administrators and presidents from all 14 schools. - AP College Football

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  10/28/20 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  There must be an injury bug going around college football directed at the best wide receiver from the 2018 recruiting classes of the country's best programs. Chris Olave took some hits in the Buckeyes' win over Nebraska, and the final one in the second half sidelined him for the rest of the game with no further update on his status. "He seemed good," OSU coach Ryan Day said after the game. "He was in good spirits, had a good look in his eye. That's all I really know at this point. We'll see what happens (Sunday) morning." As long as he's healthy, Ohio State is going to rely heavily on Olave and Wilson as Jameson Williams and the true freshmen gain experience - though Jaxon Smith-Njigba has already shown how effective he might be in the slot.

Against Nebraska, 14 of Fields' 21 targets went to those Olave and Wilson, including the first five of the game. That means those two have to perform. Catching all but one of those targets - which was only dropped because Olave was flipped on his head - isn't a bad start. Olave is trying to solidify himself as a first-round draft pick in 2021, while Wilson is showing that he already is one in 2022. Moving him into the slot makes him a mismatch nightmare while also giving him experience all over the field. Ohio State's passing attack is at the top of the list of things you didn't have to worry about coming into the season. Saturday confirmed that. - Cleveland Plain Dealer


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  10/07/20 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Olave had a breakout sophomore season and is expected to be Justin Fields' top target once again in 2020. The 6-foot-1 Olave is an exceptional route-runner with above-average speed. The former three-star prospect will likely be an early-round draft pick in 2021 if he declares. Last season, he led the Buckeyes in receiving yards (840) and touchdowns (12). His 12 touchdowns ranked second in the Big Ten. Although he only had two catches against the Wolverines last season, one was a 57-yard touchdown that gave OSU a 14-6 lead in the first quarter. - Ann Arbor News

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  10/01/20 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  Olave spoke with reporters Tuesday for the first time since that night in Glendale, Arizona, when he broke off a route right as Justin Fields threw into the end zone against Clemson. The resulting interception in the final minute sealed the Buckeyes' 29-23 loss in the College Football Playoff semifinals. Turning the page became more difficult when the coronavirus pandemic shut down spring practice, dragged the offseason along and left Olave wondering if the 2020 season would happen at all. "I care so much about this team and this university, the first couple of months was tough," Olave said. "I still don't think I've gotten over it. "Especially during quarantine with all that free time, when I found myself getting bored and I was going through it I just wanted to work out. So I found myself working out out two to three times a day, just trying to take my mind off of things."

Olave said his mind juggled "a bunch of what-ifs" about that play. What if he had done something different? What if the Buckeyes had never called the play in the first place? He turned to his parents and brothers to help him persevere through the regrets and turn his focus back on improving as a player. However, he and Fields only spoke once about the play, then moved on. Whatever inner conversation Olave continues to have, he made a point to keep it there. He said he tried to spread a positive energy around the receiver room when he returned to the team. - Cleveland Plain Dealer


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  07/25/20 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Chris Olave, Ohio State,...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)...Member of the 2020 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List...Caught at least one pass in 13 of 14 games during the 2019 season...Made his mark on special teams, too, blocking a punt vs. Indiana...Was a third-team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media. - Ohio State Football

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  12/05/19 - WR Chris OlaveSr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 185 (DS#3 WR) + More +

  2019 ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM (COACHES): WR Chris Olave, Ohio State,...RB Master Teague, WR Chris Olave and TE Luke Farrell were third team All-Big Ten picks.Olave has a league-best 11 touchdown passes and a team-high 705 yards on 41 receptions. - Ohio State Football

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