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Name: Chris Olave 
College: Ohio State     Number: 2
Height: 6-1   Weight: 188
Position: WR  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2022

40 Low: 4.43
   40 Time: 4.53
  40 High: 4.64
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 Data Scout Notes: 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

  01/13/21 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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

(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  01/04/21 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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

(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  12/15/20 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  12/09/20 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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

(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  10/28/20 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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


(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  10/07/20 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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

(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  10/01/20 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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


(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  07/25/20 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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

(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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  12/05/19 - WR Chris OlaveJr/2022, Ohio State, 6-1, 188 (DS#1 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

(DS#1 WR) Jr/2022 WR Chris OlaveOhio State
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