QB Olson Ready to take the next leap

The game of football seems to have established a deep and interwoven relationship with the Olson family. With brothers Jordan and Brandan each having played or currently playing for the Edmonton Wildcats (CJFL) respectively, it would be an appropriate assumption to elude to the idea that Cody Olson also takes part in the game.

Cody Olson first took to the gridiron at the age of 6 as a member of the Edmonton Raiders(Capital District Minor Football Association). Later, Olson suited suit up for the Edmonton Mustangs (CDMFA) for four years before taking over the reigns as a starting quarterback for the Harry Ainlay senior football team as a tenth grader.

During Olson’s time as a gridiron athlete, he has accumulated many accolades on his way to city and/or provincial success on every level he has played at. Olson won city and provincial champions as a member of the Raiders and Mustangs, and desires to end off his high school football career with a city and provincial championship with the Titans. Furthermore, before withdrawing from basketball to focus place more attention on football, Olson also experienced immense success on the hardwood. He tallied up five city and provincial championships during his seven-year stint, further illustrating his athletic prowess.

For Olsen, his top priority and objective heading into each year are to improve both as an athlete and as a young man. Therefore, it was difficult for him to pinpoint one specific moment from last season as one incident that outweighs the rest. Each passing game and event serves the purpose of preparing Olson and enabling him to become one step closer to his goals of potentially playing professionally in the future

“There wasn’t just one highlight the whole season was just a big year for me to grow and learn and become a better Athlete” recalls Olsen.


On and off the gridiron, Olsen is fortunate enough to have a stable support system that helps keep him grounded and focused.

“My dad (Ken Olson) and brother (Jordan Olson) coached and trained me and help me to be a better person and football player and help me strive to do my best on and off the field.”

As per the recruiting process, Olson has been in constant contact with university coaches, yet, he remains open to all considerations. Olson believes keeping his options open gives him the best opportunity to weigh his options longer to ensure his decision is consistent with his goals. In the time being, Olson is training diligently to ensure he stays on top of everything.

“In the offseason, I train 7 days a week with my dad and brother. During the season, I light train a couple days a week. I want to go to university, but I have yet to find out what I wanna take in university. Like any kid, I’d love to play in the CFL.”

“I strive to do better every game, try to limit mistakes, have a positive attitude with my teammates, and after the season is over, going back to my off-season training and try to get bigger and better.”


Cody Olson
6’2, 180 lbs

Teams: Edmonton Raiders (CDMFA), Edmonton Mustangs (CDFMA), Harry Ainlay Titans (Edmonton Metro League)
Commitment: none
Official Visits: none
Consideration: open
Class: 2017



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