Tigers add senior Stanford quarterback transfer for 2014 season

Eligible to play right away, David Olson was a Region 5-AAAA offensive player of the year at Irmo

Stanford quarterback Adam Brzeczek (19), David Olson (10) and Stanford defensive end Alex Yazdi (79) watch Oklahoma State celebrate after the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma State won 41-38 in overtime. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Stanford quarterback Adam Brzeczek (19), David Olson (10) and Stanford defensive end Alex Yazdi (79) watch Oklahoma State celebrate after the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma State won 41-38 in overtime. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Clemson’s quarterback depth got a boost Wednesday with the addition of senior Stanford graduate David Olson.

Under NCAA rules, Olson, a Columbia native, is eligible to hit the field this season if need be.

Standing 6-3 218, Olson was a three-star prospect out of Irmo before heading to Palo Alto, California. He passed for 1,857 yards and totaled 23 touchdowns in his senior season of high school as the state’s Region 5-AAAA offensive player of the year.

He saw action in one game last year, against Washington State, but didn’t record any stats.

Olson joins Cole Stoudt in the quarterback dad club – his father, Bruce, a former Minnesota QB.

Olson majored in management science and engineering at Stanford.

In terms of quarterback numbers for 2014, Clemson also has another senior (Cole Stoudt), a sophomore walk-on (Nick Schuessler) and a freshman (Deshaun Watson). The Tigers have two commits on board for 2015 (Kelly Bryant; Tucker Israel).

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Comments » 6

Bigboots writes:

Instant upgrade at QB (depth). Complements the recent addition by subtraction.

Xander5000 writes:

Schuessler better start getting in the mix if he wants a little success and playing time.

TigerFan95 writes:

This is a big addition given our depth situation at QB. Anyone know how good this kid is? Is he a running QB or a pure pocket passer?

BrandonRink writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

This is a big addition given our depth situation at QB. Anyone know how good this kid is? Is he a running QB or a pure pocket passer?

He's listed as a pro-style QB. He's an unknown because he only really played his senior year of high school and didn't attempt a pass at Stanford (and just one even in his last Stanford spring game).

clemvol writes:

Could there be a redshirt year coming up for someone this year? Just sayin.

TigerNE writes:

No way he passes Schuessler in the depth chart. This is just a cushion for the season, should the worst happen.

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